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African Pastoralism: Genetic Imprints of Origins and Migrations
The genetic history of African cattle pastoralism is controversial and poorly understood. We reveal the genetic signatures of its origins, secondary movements, and differentiation through the studyExpand
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Worldwide Patterns of Ancestry, Divergence, and Admixture in Domesticated Cattle
The domestication and development of cattle has considerably impacted human societies, but the histories of cattle breeds and populations have been poorly understood especially for African, Asian,Expand
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Resolving the evolution of extant and extinct ruminants with high-throughput phylogenomics
The Pecorans (higher ruminants) are believed to have rapidly speciated in the Mid-Eocene, resulting in five distinct extant families: Antilocapridae, Giraffidae, Moschidae, Cervidae, and Bovidae. DueExpand
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Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in a passerine bird: the reed bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Microsatellite loci consist of tandem repeats of short DNA sequences (5 5 bp), usually of less than 100 bp total length. These loci can be polymorphic due to variation between alleles in the numberExpand
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Population structure, genetic variation and morphological diversity in indigenous sheep of Ethiopia.
We investigated genetic and morphological diversity and population structure of 14 traditional sheep populations originating from four ecological zones in Ethiopia (sub-alpine, wet highland,Expand
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Geographic distribution and frequency of a taurine Bos taurus and an indicine Bos indicus Y specific allele amongst sub‐Saharan African cattle breeds
We report for the first time, and for the whole of sub‐Saharan Africa, the geographical distribution and the frequency of an indicine and a taurine Y specific allele amongst African cattle breeds. AExpand
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The genome landscape of indigenous African cattle
BackgroundThe history of African indigenous cattle and their adaptation to environmental and human selection pressure is at the root of their remarkable diversity. Characterization of this diversityExpand
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Mapping of quantitative trait loci controlling trypanotolerance in a cross of tolerant West African N'Dama and susceptible East African Boran cattle
Trypanosomosis, or sleeping sickness, is a major disease constraint on livestock productivity in sub-Saharan Africa. To identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling resistance to trypanosomosisExpand
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African Indigenous Cattle: Unique Genetic Resources in a Rapidly Changing World
At least 150 indigenous African cattle breeds have been named, but the majority of African cattle populations remain largely uncharacterized. As cattle breeds and populations in Africa adapted toExpand
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