Ancient DNA suggests a recent expansion of European cattle from a diverse wild progenitor species.

@article{Bailey1996AncientDS,
  title={Ancient DNA suggests a recent expansion of European cattle from a diverse wild progenitor species.},
  author={Jillian F. Bailey and Martin B Richards and Vincent A Macaulay and Isabelle Colson and Ian T James and Daniel G Bradley and Robert E. M. Hedges and Bryan C. Sykes},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={263 1376},
  pages={
          1467-73
        }
}
A total of 11 Bos primigenius and Bos taurus bones from archaeological sites between 500 and 12000 years old were examined for the presence of DNA. It was possible to amplify and sequence mitochondrial control region DNA extracted from seven of the 11 samples, including two Pleistocene B. primigenius samples. We compared the results with published data by constructing phylogenetic networks. The two B. primigenius samples clustered with the extant B. taurus samples in the networks. The… CONTINUE READING
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