Genetic Similarity of Yoruba Ecotype Indigenous Chickens Using Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis

A.O. Ige, A.E. Salako, M.O. Akinyemi, T.A. Adedeji, L.O. Ojedapo, R.T Oyelade


The study investigated genetic similarity of Yoruba Ecotype Indigenous chicken at four protein Loci: Globulin (95SkDa), Transferrin (66kDa), Albumin (36kDa) and post albumin (29kDa) using Sodium Do decyl Sulphate Polyacrylamide Gel electrophoresis (SDS PAGE) following the procedure of Bio rad resource centre. Dendogram was plotted from data generated using PAST (Palenthological statistics) soft ware for each of the protein. Similarity indices were; Transferrin (58%), Albumin (19%), Globulin (18%) and post albumin (40%).  The population is genetically similar at Transferrin locus and varied widely at Albumin, Globulin and Post Albumin loci. Conclusively, the population is still under the control of natural selection. Further research should be extended to more protein loci and DNA characterisation

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