Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 3 (march 2018) : 343-346

Phylogenetic analysis based studies on genetic variation of Cytochrome b gene of Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) in Pakistan

Junaid Naseer, Khalid Mahmood Anjum, Waseem Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Ishaque, Shahid Hafeez, Muhammad Asif Munir, Muhammad Awais Nazir
1<p>Department of Wildlife and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-Pakistan.</p>
Cite article:- Naseer Junaid, Anjum Mahmood Khalid, Khan Ahmad Waseem, Imran Muhammad, Ishaque Muhammad, Hafeez Shahid, Munir Asif Muhammad, Nazir Awais Muhammad (2017). Phylogenetic analysis based studies on genetic variation of Cytochrome b gene of Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) in Pakistan . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(3): 343-346. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.9119.

This study was designed to analyze genetic variation between Indian peafowl available at different locations by targeting the Cytochrome b gene. A total of ten birds (n=10) were selected randomly for sample collection. Five birds were selected from Government sector and five from private breeding farms. DNA was extracted, purified and measured by using Nano drop. Extracted DNA was amplified using universal primers targeting Cytochrome b gene on polymerase chain reaction (PCR). PCR product was run on a gel for the desired DNA bands. DNA from gel was eluted and sent for sequencing. The sequences were compared with a reference reported sequence of cyt b gene of Indian peafowl with Accession No. L08379.1to find out the genetic diversity. Indian peafowl of government sector showed more similarity ³95% rather than bird of private sector with ³90% homology with reference Accession No. More genetic variation, which is the guarantee of resistance to disease and environmental fitness among the Indian peafowl at private sector, might be due to random reproductive behavior.  

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