Unequal contribution of sexes in the origin of dog breeds.

  title={Unequal contribution of sexes in the origin of dog breeds.},
  author={A K Sundqvist and Susanne Bj{\"o}rnerfeldt and Jennifer A Leonard and Frank Hailer and {\AA}ke A Hedhammar and Hans Ellegren and Carles Vil{\`a}},
  volume={172 2},
Dogs (Canis familiaris) were domesticated from the gray wolf (Canis lupus) at least 14,000 years ago, and there is evidence of dogs with phenotypes similar to those in modern breeds 4000 years ago. However, recent genetic analyses have suggested that modern dog breeds have a much more recent origin, probably <200 years ago. To study the origin of contemporaneous breeds we combined the analysis of paternally inherited Y chromosome markers with maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA and… CONTINUE READING
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