Abstract: The systematic study of genetic diversity and origin of Chinese indigenous geese will provide an important scientific basis for the conservation, utilization of the resource and human history. The 521 bp control region (D-loop) of mitochondrial DNA from 13 grey goose breeds collected from conservation farms and zones was sequenced. The results showed the average Haplotype Diversity (Hd) and nucleotide diversity (Pi) of domestic geese were 0.19245 and 0.00036, respectively.
Wenqi Zhu, Kuanwei Chen, Huifang Li, Weitao Song , Wenjuan Xu, Jingting Shu and Wei Han, 2010. Two Maternal Origins of the Chinese Domestic Grey Goose. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 2674-2678.