The erosion of the Kalahari Red with red Boer goats is a major concern among breeders. Little empiric information is available with no comprehensive system of monitoring special characteristics. Eighteen microsatellite markers were applied to investigate the genetic diversity of the breed and to set up a molecular inventory. The results provide genetic characterization information, which forms the bases for future management of the Kalahari Red.
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