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Abstract

The most common assumption about the history of cattle is that all modern breeds are the result of domestication events that took place in the middle East ∼10 000 years ago. A study was made of mitochondrial DNA sequences in 13 African, European and Asian breeds, and the results did not support...

Author(s)
Bradley, D. G.; Loftus, R. T.; MacHugh, D. E.; Cunningham, P.
Publisher
Wageningen Pers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
International symposium on Mediterranean animal germplasm and future human challenges. A joint EAAP-FAO-CIHEAM International Symposium., 1997, pp 55-59
Abstract

The limited ranges of the wild progenitors of many of the primary European domestic species point to their origins further east in Anatolia or the fertile crescent. The wild ox (Bos primigenius), however, ranged widely and it is unknown whether it was domesticated within Europe as one feature of a...

Author(s)
Troy, C. S.; MacHugh, D. E.; Balley, J. F.; Magee, D. A.; Loftus, R. T.; Cunningham, P.; Chamberlain, A. T.; Sykes, B. C.; Bradley, D. G.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Nature (London), 2001, 410, 6832, pp 1088-1091
Abstract

The nature of domestic cattle origins in Africa is unclear as archaeological data are relatively sparse. The earliest domesticates were humpless, or Bos taurus, in morphology and may have shared a common origin with the ancestors of European cattle in the Near East. Alternatively, local strains of...

Author(s)
Bradley, D. G.; MacHugh, D. E.; Cunningham, P.; Loftus, R. T.
Citation
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1996, 93, 10, pp 5131-5135