Multiple maternal origins of chickens: out of the Asian jungles.

  title={Multiple maternal origins of chickens: out of the Asian jungles.},
  author={Y H Liu and G Wu and Yong-Gang Yao and Y Miao and Gordon Luikart and M. Tahir Baig and Albano Beja-Pereira and Zhao-Li Ding and Malliya gounder Palanichamy and Yaping Zhang},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  volume={38 1},
Domestic chickens have long been important to human societies for food, religion, entertainment, and decorative uses, yet the origins and phylogeography of chickens through Eurasia remain uncertain. Here, we assessed their origins and phylogeographic history by analyzing the mitochondrial DNA hypervariable segment I (HVS-I) for 834 domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) across Eurasia as well as 66 wild red jungle fowls (Gallus gallus) from Southeast Asia and China. Phylogenetic analyses… CONTINUE READING
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