Ancient DNA reveals traces of Iberian Neolithic and Bronze Age lineages in modern Iberian horses

  title={Ancient DNA reveals traces of Iberian Neolithic and Bronze Age lineages in modern Iberian horses},
  author={J. Lira and Anna Linderholm and C. Ol{\`a}ria and Mikael Brandstr{\"o}m Durling and M. Gilbert and H. Ellegren and E. Willerslev and K. Lid{\'e}n and J. L. Arsuaga and A. G{\"o}therstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  • J. Lira, Anna Linderholm, +7 authors A. Götherström
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Multiple geographical regions have been proposed for the domestication of Equus caballus. [...] Key Method To test this hypothesis, we analysed mitochondrial DNA from 22 ancient Iberian horse remains belonging to the Neolithic, the Bronze Age and the Middle Ages, against previously published sequences. Only the medieval Iberian sequence appeared in the D1 group. Neolithic and Bronze Age sequences grouped in other clusters, one of which (Lusitano group C) is exclusively represented by modern horses of Iberian…Expand Abstract
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