Rethinking dog domestication by integrating genetics, archeology, and biogeography.


The dog was the first domesticated animal but it remains uncertain when the domestication process began and whether it occurred just once or multiple times across the Northern Hemisphere. To ascertain the value of modern genetic data to elucidate the origins of dog domestication, we analyzed 49,024 autosomal SNPs in 1,375 dogs (representing 35 breeds) and… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1203005109


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@article{Larson2012RethinkingDD, title={Rethinking dog domestication by integrating genetics, archeology, and biogeography.}, author={Greger Larson and Elinor K Karlsson and Angela Mena Perri and Matthew T Webster and Simon Y. W. Ho and Joris Peters and Peter W. Stahl and Philip J. Piper and Frode Lingaas and Merete Fredholm and Kenine E. Comstock and Jaime F Modiano and Claude Schelling and Alexander I. Agoulnik and Peter A Leegwater and Keith M. Dobney and J. D. Vigne and Carles Vil{\`a} and Leif Andersson and Kerstin Lindblad-Toh}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2012}, volume={109 23}, pages={8878-83} }