African matrilineages in American Creole cattle: evidence of two independent continental sources.

@article{Lirn2006AfricanMI,
  title={African matrilineages in American Creole cattle: evidence of two independent continental sources.},
  author={Juan Pedro Lir{\'o}n and Claudio M. Bravi and Patricia M. Mirol and Pilar Peral-Garc{\'i}a and Guillermo Giovambattista},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={379-82}
}
In order to clarify the historical origin and phylogeographic affinities of Creole cattle matrilineages throughout the American continent, we analysed published D-loop mtDNA sequences (n = 454) from Creole, Iberian and African cattle breeds. The Western European T3 haplogroup was the most common in American Creole cattle (63.6%), followed by the African T1 (32.4%) and the Near Eastern T2 haplogroups (4%). None of the sequences were found in Bos indicus types. Within the African T1 haplogroup… CONTINUE READING