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Linzhi Native Pig - An Investigation Report on New Genetic Resource of Livestock

  • Chang, H. (Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine College, Yangzhou-University) ;
  • Mimachiren, Mimachiren (Tibet Centre of Technical Advice and Service for Animal Husbandry) ;
  • Li, X.Y. (Northwest Science and Technologe University of Agriculture and Forestry) ;
  • Ren, Z.J. (Northwest Science and Technologe University of Agriculture and Forestry) ;
  • Dongwang, Dongwang (Tibet Agriculture and Animal Husbandry College) ;
  • Dejiyangzhong, Dejiyangzhong (Tibet Agriculture and Animal Husbandry College) ;
  • Chang, G.B. (Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine College, Yangzhou-University)
  • Received : 2001.03.14
  • Accepted : 2001.05.30
  • Published : 2001.09.01

Abstract

Linzhi Native Pig is a unique local breed recently discovered in the hinterland of Tibet. Its geological distribution, natural environment and ecological conditions have been explored. Using random sampling in typical colony of classification and standard animal-scientific and biogenetic techniques, we examined its contour features, size and weight, reproductive performances, carcass characters, meat quality, fresh-keeping features and the frequency distribution in the 19 structural gene loci encoding enzymes and proteins; according to folklores and Tibetan, Chinese and English history books, the materials and literature of Tibetan Studies, we have analyzed its origin and affirmed the fact that its products have been consumed as Tibetan medicine resources. Our findings make certain that Linzhi Native Pig holds great potential value in economy and culture.

Keywords

Linzhi Native Pig;Genetic Resources;Tibetan Studies