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Genetic data from extant donkeys (Equus asinus) have revealed two distinct mitochondrial DNA haplogroups, suggestive of two separate domestication events in northeast Africa about 5000 years ago. Without distinct phylogeographic structure in domestic donkey haplogroups and with little information on the genetic makeup of the ancestral African wild ass,(More)
Once a diverse family, the Equidae family is now reduced to a single genus, Equus. From the seven extant species of the genus, the African wild ass (Equus africanus) is the most threatened with extinction (last survey indicated 600 individuals). In this work we tested 25 published microsatellite primer pairs isolated from the horse genome on 22 African wild(More)
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