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Genetic variation in the feral horses of the Namib Desert, Namibia

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association

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Title Genetic variation in the feral horses of the Namib Desert, Namibia
Creator Cothran, E.G. Van Dyk, E. Van der Merwe, F.J.
Subject — Biochemical Genetics; Blood Groups; Feral Horses Genetic Distance; Genetic Variation
Description Genetic variation at 7 blood-group and 10 biochemical genetic loci was examined in 30 horses from a feral herd from the Namib Desert of Namibia, Africa. The observed genetic variability was extremely low compared with that found in domestic horse breeds. The low variation was most probably a result of recent small population size and a small founding population size. Genetic comparison of the Namib horses, which were of unknown origins, to domestic horse breeds, showed that the Namib horses had the highest genetic similarity to Arabian type horses, although they did not closely resemble this type of horse in conformation.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2001-07-09
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Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/jsava.v72i1.603
Source Journal of the South African Veterinary Association; Vol 72, No 1 (2001); 18-22
Language en
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