Correlating Bayesian date estimates with climatic events and domestication using a bovine case study.

  title={Correlating Bayesian date estimates with climatic events and domestication using a bovine case study.},
  author={Simon Y. W. Ho and Greger Larson and Ceiridwen J. Edwards and Tim H. Heupink and Kay E Lakin and Peter W. H. Holland and Beth Shapiro},
  journal={Biology letters},
  volume={4 4},
The tribe Bovini contains a number of commercially and culturally important species, such as cattle. Understanding their evolutionary time scale is important for distinguishing between post-glacial and domestication-associated population expansions, but estimates of bovine divergence times have been hindered by a lack of reliable calibration points. We present a Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of 481 mitochondrial D-loop sequences, including 228 radiocarbon-dated ancient DNA sequences, using a… CONTINUE READING
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