Water Buffalo Genomic Diversity

Licia Colli*, John L. Williams, John Lewis Williams, John L. Williams, Paolo Ajmone Marsan

*Corresponding author

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Since the advent of molecular genetics, the analysis of polymorphic loci has been used to study diversity between and within species at all levels of biological complexity, including domestic animals. Following technological improvements, different types of molecular markers have been used to characterize population variability, including allozymes, restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), microsatellite loci, and single nucleotide polymorphisms. Recently, high-throughput sequencing technologies have made it possible to study molecular diversity at the whole genome level. This chapter summarizes the main aspects of genomic diversity of water buffalo, as revealed by the analysis of different types of molecular markers and with respect to evolutionary history of the two subspecies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiotechnological Applications in Buffalo Research
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Buffalo
  • Diversity
  • Molecular genetics
  • Genome
  • Evolution


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