Worldwide Phylogeography of Wild Boar Reveals Multiple Centers of Pig Domestication

  title={Worldwide Phylogeography of Wild Boar Reveals Multiple Centers of Pig Domestication},
  author={Greger Larson and Keith M. Dobney and Umberto Albarella and Meiying Fang and Elizabeth A. Matisoo-Smith and Judith H. Robins and Stewart Lowden and Heather Finlayson and Tina B. Brand and Eske Willerslev and Peter A. Rowley-Conwy and Leif Andersson and Alan Cooper},
  pages={1618 - 1621}
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences from 686 wild and domestic pig specimens place the origin of wild boar in island Southeast Asia (ISEA), where they dispersed across Eurasia. Previous morphological and genetic evidence suggested pig domestication took place in a limited number of locations (principally the Near East and Far East). In contrast, new genetic data reveal multiple centers of domestication across Eurasia and that European, rather than Near Eastern, wild boar are the principal… 

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