Temporal fluctuations of Y-chromosomal variation in Bos taurus
2008 (English)In: Biology Letters, ISSN 1744-9561, E-ISSN 1744-957X, Vol. 4, no 6, 752-754 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Phylogeography has recently become more abundant in studies of demographic history of both wild and domestic species. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the intron of the Y-chromosomal gene UTY19 displays a north south gradient in modern cattle. Support for this geographical distribution of haplogroups has previously also been seen in ancient cattle from Germany. However, when analysing 38 historic remains of domestic bulls and three aurochs from northern Europe for this SNP we found no such association. Instead, we noted extensive amounts of temporal variation that can be attributed to transportation of cattle and late breed formation.
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2008. Vol. 4, no 6, 752-754 p.
ancient DNA, Bos taurus, single nucleotide polymorphism, Y chromosome
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107102DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0342ISI: 000260719800040OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-107102DiVA: diva2:227668