Ancient horse genomes reveal the timing and extent of dispersals across the Bering Land Bridge

  title={Ancient horse genomes reveal the timing and extent of dispersals across the Bering Land Bridge},
  author={Alisa O Vershinina and Peter D. Heintzman and Duane G. Froese and Grant Zazula and Molly Cassatt-Johnstone and Love Dal{\'e}n and Clio Der Sarkissian and Shelby G Dunn and Luca Ermini and Cristina Gamba and Pamela Groves and Joshua D Kapp and Daniel H. Mann and Andaine Seguin-Orlando and John R. Southon and Mathias Stiller and Matthew J. Wooller and Gennady F. Baryshnikov and Dmitry Gimranov and Eric Scott and Elizabeth Hall and Susan Hewitson and Irina V. Kirillova and Pavel A Kosintsev and Fedor Shidlovsky and Hao-wen Tong and Mikhail P. Tiunov and Sergey L. Vartanyan and Ludovic Orlando and Russell B. Corbett-Detig and Ross D.E. Macphee and Beth Shapiro},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
The Bering Land Bridge (BLB) last connected Eurasia and North America during the Late Pleistocene. Although the BLB would have enabled transfers of terrestrial biota in both directions, it also acted as an ecological filter whose permeability varied considerably over time. Here we explore the possible impacts of this ecological corridor on genetic diversity within, and connectivity among, populations of a once wide‐ranging group, the caballine horses (Equus spp.). Using a panel of 187… 
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