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20 June 2008 mtDNA variation in Vietnamese pigs, with particular emphasis on the genetic relationship between wild boars from Vietnam and the Ryukyu Islands
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To examine the genetic origin of Ryukyu wild boar, we sequenced mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA: 574-bp) from Vietnamese wild boar and Vietnamese indigenous domestic pigs and compared these sequences with the mtDNA of Ryukyu wild boar by phylogenetic analysis. Numerous Vietnamese wild boars were genetically related to Ryukyu wild boar, suggesting that descendants of the ancestors of Ryukyu wild boar still inhabit Vietnam. The mtDNA sequences of Vietnamese indigenous domestic pigs are extremely diverse and are thought to have contributed to the diversity of mtDNA among East Asian domestic pigs.

Naotaka Ishiguro, Motoki Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Iwasa, Nobuo Shigehara, Hitomi Hongo, Tomoko Anezaki, Vu The Long, Dinh Thi Bich Lan, and Phung Thang Long "mtDNA variation in Vietnamese pigs, with particular emphasis on the genetic relationship between wild boars from Vietnam and the Ryukyu Islands," Mammal Study 33(2), (20 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.3106/1348-6160(2008)33[51:MVIVPW]2.0.CO;2
Received: 30 June 2007; Accepted: 1 November 2007; Published: 20 June 2008
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