Phylogeography and Origin of Indian Domestic Goats

Manjunath B. Joshi, Pramod K. Rout, Ajoy K. Mandal, Chris Tyler-Smith, Lalji Singh, Kumarasamy Thangaraj

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Abstract

The Indian subcontinent contains 20 well-characterized goat breeds, which vary in their genetic potential for the production of milk, meat, and fibre; disease resistance; heat tolerance; and fecundity. Indian goats make up 20% of the world's goat population, but there has been no extensive study of these economically important animals. Therefore, we have undertaken the present investigation of 363 goats belonging to 10 different breeds from different geographic regions of India using mtDNA sequence data from the HVRI region. We find evidence for population structure and novel lineages in Indian goats and cannot reconcile the genetic diversity found within the major lineage with domestication starting 10,000 years ago from a single mtDNA ancestor. Thus, we propose a more complex origin for domestic goats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-462
Number of pages9
JournalMolecular Biology and Evolution
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03-2004

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Mitochondrial DNA
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Disease Resistance
heat tolerance
disease resistance
milk production
population structure
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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Joshi, M. B., Rout, P. K., Mandal, A. K., Tyler-Smith, C., Singh, L., & Thangaraj, K. (2004). Phylogeography and Origin of Indian Domestic Goats. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 21(3), 454-462. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msh038
Joshi, Manjunath B. ; Rout, Pramod K. ; Mandal, Ajoy K. ; Tyler-Smith, Chris ; Singh, Lalji ; Thangaraj, Kumarasamy. / Phylogeography and Origin of Indian Domestic Goats. In: Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2004 ; Vol. 21, No. 3. pp. 454-462.
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In: Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vol. 21, No. 3, 03.2004, p. 454-462.

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Joshi MB, Rout PK, Mandal AK, Tyler-Smith C, Singh L, Thangaraj K. Phylogeography and Origin of Indian Domestic Goats. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2004 Mar;21(3):454-462. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msh038