Prehistoric genomes reveal the genetic foundation and cost of horse domestication.

  title={Prehistoric genomes reveal the genetic foundation and cost of horse domestication.},
  author={Mikkel Schubert and H{\'a}kon J{\'o}nsson and Dan Chang and Clio Der Sarkissian and Luca Ermini and Aurelien Ginolhac and Anders Albrechtsen and Isabelle Dupanloup and Adrien Foucal and Bent Petersen and Matteo Fumagalli and Maanasa Raghavan and Andaine Seguin-Orlando and Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen and Amhed Missael Vargas Velazquez and Jesper T. Stenderup and Cindi A. Hoover and Carl-Johan Rubin and Ahmed H. Alfarhan and Saleh A. Alquraishi and Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid and David E. MacHugh and Ted Kalbfleisch and James N. MacLeod and Edward M. Rubin and Thomas Sicheritz-Pont{\'e}n and Leif Andersson and Michael Hofreiter and Tom{\`a}s Marqu{\`e}s-Bonet and M. Thomas P. Gilbert and Rasmus Nielsen and Laurent Excoffier and Eske Willerslev and Beth Shapiro and Ludovic Orlando},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={111 52},
The domestication of the horse ∼ 5.5 kya and the emergence of mounted riding, chariotry, and cavalry dramatically transformed human civilization. However, the genetics underlying horse domestication are difficult to reconstruct, given the near extinction of wild horses. We therefore sequenced two ancient horse genomes from Taymyr, Russia (at 7.4- and 24.3-fold coverage), both predating the earliest archeological evidence of domestication. We compared these genomes with genomes of domesticated… CONTINUE READING
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