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An attempt at understanding the genetic basis of domestication

Valerii Glazko
Institute of Agroecology and Biotechnology, Ukrainian Academy of Agricultural Science, Metrologichna 12, 03143 Kiev, Ukraine
Abstract :

Based on protein polymorphism and results obtained with RAPD-PCR and ISSR-PCR methods, the
domestic and wild Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla (14 and 7 species, respectively) were compared.
The marker-specific species differentiation in domestic and wild species was observed, leading to
the hypothesis of the “subgenome” existing in domestic species. It is assumed that “subgenome”
contains certain genes encoding important proteins and enzymes. In the past, the high variation of
“subgenome” could play an essential role in domestication, leading to the wide morphological differentiation of contemporary domestic species.

Keywords :
Artiodactyla / domestication / enzymes / Perissodactyla / polymorphism / proteins

Date Deposited : 12 Aug 2011 09:54

Last Modified : 12 Aug 2011 09:54

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Volume 21, Number 2, - 2003

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