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Genetics Selection Evolution

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Wildlife genetics and disease: allozyme evolution in the wild boar (Sus scrofa) caused by a swine fever epidemy

  • Stéphane Lang1Email author,
  • Bernard Pesson1,
  • Francois Klein2 and
  • Arnd Schreiber3
Genetics Selection Evolution200032:303

Received: 13 September 1999

Accepted: 23 February 2000

Published: 15 May 2000


Enzyme polymorphism at 42 loci was compared before and after a major epidemy of swine fever in wild boars from northern Vosges (France). No change was observed in the 38 monomorphic loci, but allele frequencies at the phosphoglucomutase locus PGM-2* changed significantly. Possible causes for this observation are discussed, and it appears that PGM-2 locus could be a genetic marker of resistance to this viral disease.


population geneticswild boarSus scrofahog choleranatural selection

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Louis Pasteur, Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France
Office national de la chasse, Gerstheim, France
Zoologisches Institut I, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Duetschland


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