The palaeogenetics of cat dispersal in the ancient world

  title={The palaeogenetics of cat dispersal in the ancient world},
  author={Claudio Ottoni and W. V. Neer and B. D. Cupere and Julien Daligault and Silvia Guimar{\~a}es and J. Peters and Nikolai Spassov and M. Prendergast and N. Boivin and Arturo Morales-Mu{\~n}iz and Adrian Bălășescu and C. Becker and N. Benecke and Adina Boroneanț and H. Buitenhuis and Jwana Chahoud and A. Crowther and Laura Llorente and Nina Manaseryan and H. Monchot and V. Onar and Marta Osypińska and Olivier Putelat and E. Morales and Jacqueline Studer and Ursula Wierer and Ronny Decorte and Thierry Grange and Eva-Maria Geigl},
  journal={Nature Ecology and Evolution},
  • Claudio Ottoni, W. V. Neer, +26 authors Eva-Maria Geigl
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • Nature Ecology and Evolution
  • Ancient DNA analysis of archaeological cat remains shows cats dispersed along trade routes from the Neolithic era onwards, while its gene pool shows admixture from multiple geographical sources and that the tabby allele originated in the Middle Ages. 
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