The First Mitogenome of the Cyprus Mouflon (Ovis gmelini ophion): New Insights into the Phylogeny of the Genus Ovis

@article{Sanna2015TheFM,
  title={The First Mitogenome of the Cyprus Mouflon (Ovis gmelini ophion): New Insights into the Phylogeny of the Genus Ovis},
  author={Daria Sanna and Mario Barbato and Eleftherios Hadjisterkotis and Piero Cossu and Luca Decandia and Sandro Trova and Monica Pirastru and Giovanni Giuseppe Leoni and Salvatore Naitana and Paolo Francalacci and Bruno Lucio Masala and Laura Manca and Paolo Mereu},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2015},
  volume={10}
}
Sheep are thought to have been one of the first livestock to be domesticated in the Near East, thus playing an important role in human history. The current whole mitochondrial genome phylogeny for the genus Ovis is based on: the five main domestic haplogroups occurring among sheep (O. aries), along with molecular data from two wild European mouflons, three urials, and one argali. With the aim to shed some further light on the phylogenetic relationship within this genus, the first complete… 
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