Animals (Basel) 2020 Sep 8;10(9). Epub 2020 Sep 8.
Department of Animal Science Animal, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Palmira 763533, Colombia.
The genetic origins and diversity of Creole sheep from five regions of Colombia were investigated based on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variations across 89 sequences from five breeds: one wool Creole sheep (CL) and four hair Creole sheep, including Ethiopian (OPC), Sudan (OPC), Pelibuey (OPC) and (OPC). A global comparison was done using 62 haplotypes from Iberian, African, Indian, Caribbean, Mexican, Caucasian and European sheep based on sequences retrieved from GenBank. This study aimed to identify the maternal origin of Colombian Creole sheep and their genetic relationships at a global level. Read More