Ethiopian indigenous goats offer insights into past and recent demographic dynamics and local adaptation in sub‐Saharan African goats

@article{Tarekegn2021EthiopianIG,
  title={Ethiopian indigenous goats offer insights into past and recent demographic dynamics and local adaptation in sub‐Saharan African goats},
  author={Getinet Mekuriaw Tarekegn and Negar Khayatzadeh and Bin Liu and Sarah Karen Osama and Aynalem Haile and Barbara Rischkowsky and Wenguang Zhang and Kassahun Tesfaye and Tadelle Dessie and Okeyo Ally Mwai and Appolinaire Djikeng and Joram M Mwacharo},
  journal={Evolutionary Applications},
  year={2021},
  volume={14},
  pages={1716 - 1731}
}
Knowledge on how adaptive evolution and human socio‐cultural and economic interests shaped livestock genomes particularly in sub‐Saharan Africa remains limited. Ethiopia is in a geographic region that has been critical in the history of African agriculture with ancient and diverse human ethnicity and bio‐climatic conditions. Using 52K genome‐wide data analysed in 646 individuals from 13 Ethiopian indigenous goat populations, we observed high levels of genetic variation. Although runs of… 
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