A Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequence from a Mesolithic Wild Aurochs (Bos primigenius)

  title={A Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequence from a Mesolithic Wild Aurochs (Bos primigenius)},
  author={Ceiridwen J. Edwards and David A. Magee and Stephen D. E. Park and Paul A. McGettigan and Amanda J. Lohan and Alison Murphy and Emma K. Finlay and Beth Shapiro and Andrew T. Chamberlain and Martin B. Richards and Daniel G. Bradley and Brendan J. Loftus and David Evan MacHugh},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Background The derivation of domestic cattle from the extinct wild aurochs (Bos primigenius) has been well-documented by archaeological and genetic studies. Genetic studies point towards the Neolithic Near East as the centre of origin for Bos taurus, with some lines of evidence suggesting possible, albeit rare, genetic contributions from locally domesticated wild aurochsen across Eurasia. Inferences from these investigations have been based largely on the analysis of partial mitochondrial DNA… 

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