Donkey genomes provide new insights into domestication and selection for coat color

@article{Wang2020DonkeyGP,
  title={Donkey genomes provide new insights into domestication and selection for coat color},
  author={Changfa Wang and Hai-Jun Li and Yu Guo and Jinming Huang and Yan Sun and Jiumeng Min and Jinpeng Wang and Xiaodong Fang and Zicheng Zhao and Shuai Wang and Yanlin Zhang and Qingfeng Liu and Qiang Jiang and Xiuge Wang and Yijun Guo and Chunhong Yang and Yinchao Wang and Fang Tian and Guilong Zhuang and Yanna Fan and Qican Gao and Yuhua Li and Zhihua Ju and Jianbin Li and Rongling Li and Ming-hai Hou and Guiwen Yang and Guiqin Liu and Wenqiang Liu and Jiao Guo and Shanshan Pan and Guangyi Fan and Wei Zhang and Ruitao Zhang and Jie Yu and Xinhao Zhang and Qi Yin and Chuanliang Ji and Yuanchun Jin and Guidong Yue and Mei Liu and Jiake Xu and Shimin Liu and Jordi Jordana and Antonia Noce and Marcel Amills and Dong-Dong Wu and Shuaicheng Li and Xiangshan Zhou and Jifeng Zhong},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2020},
  volume={11}
}
Current knowledge about the evolutionary history of donkeys is still incomplete due to the lack of archeological and whole-genome diversity data. To fill this gap, we have de novo assembled a chromosome-level reference genome of one male Dezhou donkey and analyzed the genomes of 126 domestic donkeys and seven wild asses. Population genomics analyses indicate that donkeys were domesticated in Africa and conclusively show reduced levels of Y chromosome variability and discordant paternal and… 

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