mtDNA Data Indicate a Single Origin for Dogs South of Yangtze River, Less Than 16,300 Years Ago, from Numerous Wolves

  title={mtDNA Data Indicate a Single Origin for Dogs South of Yangtze River, Less Than 16,300 Years Ago, from Numerous Wolves},
  author={Jun-feng Pang and Cornelya F. C. Kluetsch and Xiao-Ju Zou and Aibing Zhang and Liyang Luo and Helen Angleby and Arman Ardalan and Camilla Ekstr{\"o}m and Anna Sk{\"o}llermo and Joakim Lundeberg and Shūichi Matsumura and Thomas Leitner and Ya-ping Zhang and Peter Savolainen},
  journal={Molecular Biology and Evolution},
  pages={2849 - 2864}
There is no generally accepted picture of where, when, and how the domestic dog originated. Previous studies of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have failed to establish the time and precise place of origin because of lack of phylogenetic resolution in the so far studied control region (CR), and inadequate sampling. We therefore analyzed entire mitochondrial genomes for 169 dogs to obtain maximal phylogenetic resolution and the CR for 1,543 dogs across the Old World for a comprehensive picture of… 

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