Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 328–334 | Cite as

Characteristics of the Genetic Structure of Snow Sheep (Ovis nivicola lydekkeri) of the Verkhoyansk Mountain Chain

  • T. E. Deniskova
  • A. V. Dotsev
  • I. M. Okhlopkov
  • V. A. Bagirov
  • A. S. Kramarenko
  • G. Brem
  • N. A. Zinovieva
Animal Genetics


Genetic characteristics of the allele pool of four groups of the Yakut snow sheep subspecies (Ovis nivicola lydekkeri) inhabiting various parts of the Verkhoyansk Mountain Range such as Kharaulakh Ridge, Orulgan Ridge, ridges of the Central Verkhoyansk, and Suntar-Khayata Ridge is presented. Fragment analysis using 17 microsatellite loci was carried out using the ABI 3131xl genetic analyzer. Significant heterozygote deficiency was detected in all investigated snow sheep populations. Differentiation of the studied groups in accordance to their geographical origin was revealed.


Ovis nivicola lydekkeri microsatellites allele pool genetic diversity genetic differentiation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. E. Deniskova
    • 1
  • A. V. Dotsev
    • 1
  • I. M. Okhlopkov
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. A. Bagirov
    • 1
  • A. S. Kramarenko
    • 3
  • G. Brem
    • 1
    • 4
  • N. A. Zinovieva
    • 1
  1. 1.L.K. Ernst Federal Science Center for Animal Husbandrypos. DubrovitsyRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesYakutskRussia
  3. 3.Mykolaiv National Agrarian UniversityMykolaivUkraine
  4. 4.Institute of Animal Breeding and GeneticsUniversity of Veterinary MedicineViennaAustria

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