Domestication relaxed selective constraints on the yak mitochondrial genome.

@article{Wang2011DomesticationRS,
  title={Domestication relaxed selective constraints on the yak mitochondrial genome.},
  author={Zhaofeng Wang and Takahiro Yonezawa and Bin Liu and Tao Ma and Xin Shen and Jian-ping Su and Songchang Guo and Masami Hasegawa and Jianquan Liu},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={1553-6}
}
Wild yaks roaming in the high-altitude Qinghai-Tibetan plateau have to maintain high metabolic efficiency. However, domestic yaks do not require such high efficiency because of their limited activity. Hence, domestication may have caused the relaxation of selective constraints on the yak mitochondrial genome because mitochondrial mutations are extremely sensitive to energy-related selective pressures. We have tested this hypothesis by analyzing the mitochondrial genomes of 51 domestic yaks and… CONTINUE READING

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