Saturday, 29 March 2014

Ancient African cattle first domesticated in Middle East, study reveals

Date:
March 28, 2014

Source:
University of Missouri-Columbia

Summary:
The genetic history of 134 cattle breeds from around the world has been completed by a group of researchers. In the process of completing this history, they found that ancient domesticated African cattle originated in the 'Fertile Crescent,' a region that covered modern day Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Israel.


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