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Analysis of Kuwait feral cat population structure

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A small rotation project a conduct in graduate school. Findings are cool but expected

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Analysis of Kuwait feral cat population structure

  1. 1. Population Structure of the Feral Cats of Kuwait Hasan Alhaddad halhaddad@ucdavis.edu University of California, Davis
  2. 2. Cat Domestication
  3. 3. Global Genetic Evaluation of Cat Populations1 1) Lipinski et al., 2008
  4. 4. Kuwait Feral Cat Samples
  5. 5. Microsatellite Genotyping - 43 microsatellites (9 multiplexes (4-5 each). - Microsatellites were chosen based on (high heterozygosity – high polymorphism - high chromosomal distribution).
  6. 6. Structure1 Analysis - 10,000 and 100,000 iterations. - K=16 - Delta K  K=6 Turkey Cyprus Iraq Iran Dubai Lebanon Israel Kuwait Egypt K. islands Kenya Pop 1 Pop 2 Pop 3 Pop 4 Pop 5 Pop 6 1) Pritchard et al., 2000
  7. 7. New Populations FIS Population # 0.108 0.12 0.093 0.081 0.085 0.112 0.14 0.12 0.1 0.08 0.06 0.04 0.02 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 FIS Pop 1 Pop 2 Pop 3 Pop 4 Pop 5 Pop 6
  8. 8. Individuals within Kuwait Population - Kuwait cat population seem to be hybrids between Iraq and Iran populations.
  9. 9. Acknowledgment Lyons Lab: - Dr. L. Lyons - Jennifer Kurushima - Others K’S PATH: - Aysha Alhumaidhi

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