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PGD variants in several wild pig populations of east Asia.

Authors
  • Kurosawa, Y
  • Tanaka, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Animal genetics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Volume
22
Issue
4
Pages
357–360
Identifiers
PMID: 1952285
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

PGD (6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase) gene frequencies were reported in wild pigs, Sus scrofa, of three subspecies, i.e. Japanese wild pig, S.s. leucomystax, Ryukyu wild pig, S.s. riukiuanus, and Formosan wild pig, S.s. taivanus. Five phenotypes (A, AB, B, AC' and C') were observed. The C' variant was found only in the S.s. leucomystax, and may be identical to PGD-C reported by Archibald & McTeir (1988). PGD-A was a common variant in all the species in the genus Sus including wild pig, Sus scrofa, Javan pig, Sus verrucosus, and Bearded pig, Sus barbatus, and predominated in the whole populations examined except some of those of the S.s. riukiuanus. This suggested that the PGDA appeared before the other two alleles (B and C') during the evolution of the genus Sus.

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