Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Ancient horse DNA revealed human breeding preferences: Leopard complex spotting and congenital night blindness

December 7, 2014

Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB)

White coat with black spots: almost every child knows “Lilla Gubben” the horse of Pippi Longstocking. But what about the popularity of spotted and speckled horses (so called leopard complex spotting) during the last millennia? Researchers found out that the occurrence of these horses fluctuated considerably in the course of history.

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