Widespread origins of domestic horse lineages.

@article{Vil2001WidespreadOO,
  title={Widespread origins of domestic horse lineages.},
  author={Carles Vil{\`a} and Jennifer A. Leonard and Anders Gotherstrom and Stefan Marklund and Kaj Sandberg and Kerstin Lid{\'e}n and Robert K. Wayne and Hans Ellegren},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={291 5503},
  pages={
          474-7
        }
}
Domestication entails control of wild species and is generally regarded as a complex process confined to a restricted area and culture. Previous DNA sequence analyses of several domestic species have suggested only a limited number of origination events. We analyzed mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region sequences of 191 domestic horses and found a high diversity of matrilines. Sequence analysis of equids from archaeological sites and late Pleistocene deposits showed that this diversity was… 
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