Asking the Right Question about the Genetic Basis of Domestication: What is the Source of Genetic Diversity of Domesticated Species?
|Glazko V2, Zybailov B1* and Glazko T2|
|1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA|
|2Department of Zoo engineering, Russian State Agrarian University, Moscow agricultural Academy named after K.A. Timiryazev, Moscow, Russia|
|Corresponding Author :||Zybailov Boris
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received: May 11, 2015 Accepted: July 30, 2015 Published: August 2, 2015|
|Citation:Glazko V, Zybailov B, Glazko T (2015) Asking the Right Question about the Genetic Basis of Domestication: What is the Source of Genetic Diversity of Domesticated Species?. Adv Genet Eng 4:125. doi:10.4172/2169-0111.1000125|
|Copyright: ©2015 Boris Z, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited|
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In this paper we investigate source of increased genetic diversity - one of the most obvious characteristics of domesticated species, leading to a wide range of phenotypic variability (breeds). The hypothesis that we put forward during the course of our studies focuses on transposons and retro-viral elements in the domesticated genomes. The inherent tolerance for transposition of mobile elements could lead to enhanced genetic diversity in the domesticated species.