Data from: Genetic homogenization of indigenous sheep breeds in Northwest Africa

Ibrahim Belabdi, Abdessamad Ouhrouch, Mohamed Lafri, Semir Bechir Suheil Gaouar, Elena Ciani, Ahmed Redha Benali, Hakim Ould Ouelhadj, Abdelmajid Haddioui, François Pompanon, Véronique Blanquet, Dominique Taurisson-Mouret, Sahraoui Harkat, Johannes A. Lenstra, Badr Benjelloun & Anne Da Silva
Northwest-African sheep represent an ideal case-study for assessing the potential impact of genetic homogenization as a threat to the future of traditional breeds that are adapted to local conditions. We studied ten Algerian and Moroccan breeds of sheep, including three transboundary breeds, distributed over a large part of the Maghreb region, which represents a geographically and historically coherent unit. Our analysis of the dataset that involved carrying out Genome-wide SNP genotyping, revealed a high level...
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