Zebu cattle are an exclusive legacy of the South Asia neolithic.

  title={Zebu cattle are an exclusive legacy of the South Asia neolithic.},
  author={S. Chen and Bang-Zhong Lin and M. Baig and B. Mitra and R. Lopes and A. Santos and D. A. Magee and M. Azevedo and P. Tarroso and S. Sasazaki and S. Ostrowski and O. Mahgoub and T. Chaudhuri and Y. Zhang and V. Costa and L. Royo and F. Goyache and G. Luikart and N. Boivin and D. Fuller and H. Mannen and D. Bradley and A. Beja-Pereira},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={27 1},
  • S. Chen, Bang-Zhong Lin, +20 authors A. Beja-Pereira
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular biology and evolution
  • Animal domestication was a major step forward in human prehistory, contributing to the emergence of more complex societies. [...] Key Method Here, we report evidence from 844 zebu mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences surveyed from 19 Asiatic countries comprising 8 regional groups, which identify 2 distinct mitochondrial haplogroups, termed I1 and I2. The marked increase in nucleotide diversity (P < 0.001) for both the I1 and I2 haplogroups within the northern part of the Indian subcontinent is consistent with an…Expand Abstract
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