Mitochondrial variability of small međimurje dog

Mateja Janeš, Vladimir Brajkovic, Ivana Drzaic, Minja Zorc, Peter Dovc, Vlatka Cubric-Curik*

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Abstract / Description of output

There are six native dog breeds in Croatia recognized by the Federation Cynologique International (FCI) and one national dog breed Small Medimurje dog (MEDI) still unrecognized by the FCI. To promote breed we have analysed mitochondrial DNA control region (CR-mtDNA) sequence (551-bp) in 35 Small Medimurje dogs sampled in Medimurje County. After comparison with 33 worldwide distributed dog breeds (N=115 samples), three main canine CR-mtDNA haplogroups (A, B and C) were observed in Small Medimurje dogs. Median-joining tree showed that MEDI forms six haplotypes presented in haplogroup C (H3 is the most frequent in MEDI population), haplogroup A (haplotypes H2, H5 and H7) and in haplogroup B (haplotypes H4 and H6). The results presented in this study correspond to other mtDNA studies of native dog breeds. For the better genetic description of MEDI and for the optimal future breeding management, further analyses of nuclear genome are recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-209
Number of pages7
JournalAgriculturae Conspectus Scientificus
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Haplotype diversity
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • Small Medimurje dog


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