Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Most modern horses are descendants of recently imported Oriental stallions

Date: June 29, 2017
Source: Cell Press
 
Summary: Researchers who have analyzed the Y chromosomes of more than 50 horses representing 21 breeds have found that the paternal lines of nearly all modern horses trace to stallions brought to Europe from the Orient over the last 700 years. The findings reveal the overwhelming influence of breeding schemes driven by strong selection on males. 
  
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