Arctic-adapted dogs emerged at the Pleistocene–Holocene transition

  title={Arctic-adapted dogs emerged at the Pleistocene–Holocene transition},
  author={Mikkel H. S. Sinding and S. Gopalakrishnan and Jazm{\'i}n Ramos-Madrigal and Marc de Manuel and V. Pitulko and L. Kuderna and Tatiana R Feuerborn and Laurent A. F. Frantz and F. Vieira and J. Niemann and Jose A Samaniego Castruita and Christian Car{\o}e and Emilie U Andersen-Ranberg and P. Jordan and E. Pavlova and P. Nikolskiy and A. Kasparov and V. Ivanova and E. Willerslev and P. Skoglund and M. Fredholm and S. E. Wennerberg and M. Heide-J{\o}rgensen and R. Dietz and C. Sonne and Morten Meldgaard and Love Dal{\'e}n and G. Larson and B. Petersen and T. Sicheritz-Pont{\'e}n and L. Bachmann and {\O}. Wiig and Tom{\`a}s Marqu{\`e}s-Bonet and A. Hansen and M. Gilbert},
  pages={1495 - 1499}
  • Mikkel H. S. Sinding, S. Gopalakrishnan, +32 authors M. Gilbert
  • Published 2020
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • Sled dog arctic adaptations go far back Dogs have been used for sledding in the Arctic as far back as ∼9500 years ago. However, the relationships among the earliest sled dogs, other dog populations, and wolves are unknown. Sinding et al. sequenced an ancient sled dog, 10 modern sled dogs, and an ancient wolf and analyzed their genetic relationships with other modern dogs. This analysis indicates that sled dogs represent an ancient lineage going back at least 9500 years and that wolves bred with… CONTINUE READING
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