DNA polymorphism in various goose lines by RAPD-PCR.
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RAPD markers of ten primers were used to assess the polymorphism among pooled DNA of eight goose lines. The number of bands amplified by each primer ranged from 1 to 8, within a mean of 2.86. Some bands appeared specific for the line or genetic background. RAPD technique is an effective method for generating the polymorphic DNA marker in the goose. RAPD patterns from mixed DNA samples can reflect the genetic information of populations. The present study indicated that 10 generations selected for egg production and body weight under various pressure, resulted in genetic variation among goose lines as detected by RAPD. Selection for meat traits caused greater genetic diversity than selection for egg production.
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M. Bednarczyk, National Research Institute of Animal Production, Poultry Research Division, Zakrzewo nr. Poznan, Poznanska 11, 62-069 Paledzie, Poland