Research on native small horses in Asian mounteny areas including Himalayan cordillera

July 01, 2017

◆Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (JSPS)
"Scientific Research (B) (Overseas Academic Research)"

◆Leader : KUNIEDA Tetsuo

◆FY2017 - FY2019

The genetic investigation of native horses in Laos and Myanmar indicated that the native small horses in mountainy areas of southern Asia possess unique genetic characteristics. These findings suggested unique origin of these horses that is different from those of the other populations of domestic horse. In the present study, therefore, we investigate native horses in the mountainy areas of Nepal and Bhutan and perform genetic analyses including sequencing of mitochondrial DNA to reveal genetic characteristic of these horses and origin of the small Asian native horses