• Comparative analyses of copy number variations between swamp buffaloes and river buffaloes

    12 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Abstract
    As an important source of genomic variation, copy number variation contributes to environmental adaptation in worldwide buffaloes. Despite this importance, CNV divergence between swamp buffaloes and river buffaloes has not been studied previously. Here, we report 21 152 CNV regions in 141 buffaloes of 20 breeds detected through multiple CNV calling strategies. Only 248 CNVRs were shared between river buffalo and swamp buffalo, reflecting great variation of CNVRs between the two subspecies. Population structure analysis based on CNVs successfully separated the two buffalo...
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