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Type: Journal article
Title: Worldwide phylogeography of wild boar reveals multiple centers of pig domestication
Author: Larson, G.
Dobney, K.
Albarella, U.
Fang, M.
Matisoo-Smith, E.
Robins, J.
Lowden, S.
Finlayson, H.
Brand, T.
Willerslev, E.
Rowley-Conwy, P.
Andersson, L.
Cooper, A.
Citation: Science, 2005; 307(5715):1618-1621
Publisher: Amer Assoc Advancement Science
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0036-8075
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Greger Larson, Keith Dobney, Umberto Albarella, Meiying Fang, Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith, Judith Robins, Stewart Lowden, Heather Finlayson, Tina Brand, Eske Willerslev, Peter Rowley-Conwy, Leif Andersson, Alan Cooper
Abstract: Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences from 686 wild and domestic pig specimens place the origin of wild boar in island Southeast Asia (ISEA), where they dispersed across Eurasia. Previous morphological and genetic evidence suggested pig domestication took place in a limited number of locations (principally the Near East and Far East). In contrast, new genetic data reveal multiple centers of domestication across Eurasia and that European, rather than Near Eastern, wild boar are the principal source of modern European domestic pigs.
Keywords: Animals
Animals, Domestic
Animals, Wild
Sus scrofa
DNA, Mitochondrial
Monte Carlo Method
Bayes Theorem
Markov Chains
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Genetics, Population
Description: Copyright © 2005 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.1106927
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