Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Distinctiveness of Bean Landraces in Italy: the Case Study of the ‘Badda’ Bean
Previous Article in Journal / Special Issue
Using Chloroplast trnF Pseudogenes for Phylogeography in Arabidopsis Lyrata
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Diversity 2010, 2(4), 679-700; doi:10.3390/d2040679

Insights into Hemoglobin Polymorphism and Related Functional Effects on Hematological Pattern in Mediterranean Cattle, Goat and Sheep

1
Department of Engineering and Management of the Agricultural, Livestock and Forest Systems, University of Bari, Via Amendola, 165/A, 70126 Bari, Italy
2
Department of Public health and Animal breeding, University of Bari, Provinciale per Casamassima, Km 3. Valenzano, 70010 Bari, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 3 March 2010 / Revised: 16 April 2010 / Accepted: 19 April 2010 / Published: 22 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biological Diversity Assessed by Molecular Methods)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [562 KB, uploaded 22 April 2010]   |  

Abstract

This report is a review of some of the results obtained over the course of 20 years spent investigating hemoglobin phenotypes and the related functional effects on hematological patterns in ruminant breeds. Tests included qualitative and quantitative analyses of hemoglobins and qualitative and quantitative analyses of α and β globins, as well as hemochromocytometric analysis. Understanding the adaptive significance of the hemoglobin variants was the goal of most of these investigations. The advances presented in this review and the previously unpublished findings included here provide evidence that Mediterranean breeds exhibit a fair number of positively charged variants, whose possible adaptive significance is discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: cattle; goat; sheep; alpha globin genes; beta globin genes; positively charged variants hematocrit value cattle; goat; sheep; alpha globin genes; beta globin genes; positively charged variants hematocrit value
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Pieragostini, E.; Alloggio, I.; Petazzi, F. Insights into Hemoglobin Polymorphism and Related Functional Effects on Hematological Pattern in Mediterranean Cattle, Goat and Sheep. Diversity 2010, 2, 679-700.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Diversity EISSN 1424-2818 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top