Skip to main content
SLU publication database (SLUpub)

Research article2015Peer reviewed

The use of endogenous retroviruses as markers to describe the genetic relationships among local Swedish sheep breeds

Mukiibi, Robert; Rochus, Christina; Andersson, Göran; Johansson, Anna Maria


The aim of this study was to describe the genetic relationships among five Swedish sheep breeds using insertional polymorphisms of six endogenous Jaagsiekte retroviruses of sheep. Although the Swedish breeds were found to have genomes of primitive' origin, there also are indications of the presence of more recently derived sheep breeds within the ancestries of three of the breeds.


enJSRV; ancestries; Swedish breeds

Published in

Animal Genetics
2015, Volume: 46, number: 2, pages: 220-223