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Worldwide Phylogeography of Wild Boar Reveals Multiple Centers of Pig Domestication
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Analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences from 686 wild and domestic pig specimens reveals multiple centers of domestication across Eurasia and that European, rather than Near Eastern, wild boar are the principal source of modern European domestic pigs. Expand
Analyses of pig genomes provide insight into porcine demography and evolution
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The assembly and analysis of the genome sequence of a female domestic Duroc pig and a comparison with the genomes of wild and domestic pigs from Europe and Asia reveal a deep phylogenetic split between European and Asian wild boars ∼1 million years ago. Expand
Ancient DNA, pig domestication, and the spread of the Neolithic into Europe
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It is demonstrated that domestic pigs of Near Eastern ancestry were definitely introduced into Europe during the Neolithic (potentially along two separate routes), reaching the Paris Basin by at least the early 4th millennium B.C. Expand
Rethinking dog domestication by integrating genetics, archeology, and biogeography
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The results demonstrate that the unifying characteristic among all genetically distinct so-called ancient breeds is a lack of recent admixture with other breeds likely facilitated by geographic and cultural isolation, suggesting that studies of modern breeds have yet to shed light on dog origins. Expand
Current perspectives and the future of domestication studies
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It is argued that although recent progress has been impressive, the next decade will yield even more substantial insights not only into how domestication took place, but also when and where it did, and where and why it did not. Expand
Identification of the Yellow Skin Gene Reveals a Hybrid Origin of the Domestic Chicken
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Surprisingly, the results demonstrate that yellow skin does not originate from the red junglefowl, the presumed sole wild ancestor of the domestic chicken, but most likely from the closely related grey Junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii). Expand
Correlating Bayesian date estimates with climatic events and domestication using a bovine case study
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A Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of 481 mitochondrial D-loop sequences, including 228 radiocarbon-dated ancient DNA sequences, using a multi-demographic coalescent model yields evidence for significant population expansions in both taurine and zebu cattle, European aurochs and yak clades. Expand
Ecological consequences of human niche construction: Examining long-term anthropogenic shaping of global species distributions
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This work focuses on four major phases that witnessed broad anthropogenic alterations to biodiversity—the Late Pleistocene global human expansion, the Neolithic spread of agriculture, the era of island colonization, and the emergence of early urbanized societies and commercial networks. Expand
The Evolution of Animal Domestication
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A framework for understanding how unconscious selection characterized the earliest steps of animal domestication and the role of introgression and the importance of relaxed and positive selection in shaping modern domestic phenotypes and genomes is presented. Expand
Patterns of East Asian pig domestication, migration, and turnover revealed by modern and ancient DNA
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The overall findings provide the most complete picture yet of pig evolution and domestication in East Asia, and generate testable hypotheses regarding the development and spread of early farmers in the Far East. Expand
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