Ancient DNA evidence from China reveals the expansion of Pacific dogs.

  title={Ancient DNA evidence from China reveals the expansion of Pacific dogs.},
  author={Ming-Li Zhang and Guo-Ping Sun and Lele Ren and Haibing Yuan and Guanghui Dong and Lizhao Zhang and Feng Liu and Peng Cao and Albert Min-Shan Ko and Melinda A. Yang and Songmei Hu and Guo-Dong Wang and Qiaomei Fu},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
The ancestral homeland of Australian dingoes and Pacific dogs is proposed to be in South China. However, the location and timing of their dispersal and relationship to dog domestication is unclear. Here, we sequenced 7,000 to 2,000-year-old complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genomes of 27 ancient canids (one gray wolf and 26 domestic dogs) from the Yellow River and Yangtze River basins (YYRB). These are the first complete ancient mtDNA of Chinese dogs from the cradle of early Chinese… 
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