The genetic diversity of African pigs, whether domestic or wild has not been widely studied and there is very limited published information available. Available data suggests that African domestic pigs originate from different domestication centers as opposed to international commercial breeds. We evaluated two domestic pig populations in Western Kenya, in order to characterize the genetic diversity, breed composition and admixture of the pigs in an area known to be endemic for African swine fever (ASF).
This work arises from the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme.
Mujibi F, Okoth E, Cheruiyot E, Onzere C, Bishop R, Fèvre E, Thomas L, Masembe C, Plastow G, Rothschild M (2018). Genetic diversity, breed composition and admixture of Kenyan domestic pigs. PLoS One. 13(1): e0190080
Genetic diversity, breed composition and admixture of Kenyan domestic pigs
Published 22 January 2018