• Genetic architectures and selection signatures of body height in Chinese indigenous donkeys revealed by next‐generation sequencing

    17 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Abstract Donkeys are widely distributed labour animals in the world. During the process of the domestication and artificial selection of domestic donkeys, body sizes show significant differences among different breeds of donkeys. Based on the genome resequencing data of 103 Chinese indigenous donkeys from 11 breeds (Biyang, Dezhou, Guangling, Hetian, Jiami, Kulun, Qingyang, Turfan, Tibetan, Xinjiang, and Yunnan), seven Spanish donkeys from two breeds , and three wild donkeys, we investigated the population structures of Chinese domestic donkeys with different body sizes. We used F
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