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dc.contributor.authorAjmone-Marsan, Paolo-
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, José Fernando-
dc.contributor.authorLenstra, Johannes A.-
dc.identifier.citationEvolutionary Anthropology. Malden: Wiley-blackwell, v. 19, n. 4, p. 148-157, 2010.-
dc.description.abstractSince their domestication in the Neolithic, cattle have belonged to our cultural heritage. The reconstruction of their history is an active field of research 1 that contributes to our understanding of human history. Archeological data are now supplemented by analyses of modern and ancient samples of cattle with DNA markers of maternal, paternal, or autosomal inheritance. The most recent genetic data suggest that maternal lineages of taurine cattle originated in the Fertile Crescent with a possible contribution of South-European wild cattle populations, while zebu cattle originate from the Indus Valley. Subsequently, cattle accompanied human migrations, which led to the dispersal of domestic cattle of taurine, indicine, or mixed origin over Asia, Africa, Europe, and the New World. This has resulted in their adaptation to different environments and considerable variation in appearance and performance. More recently, rational management of breeding led to international movements of sires, which again changed the global patterns of genetic diversity.en
dc.sourceWeb of Science-
dc.subjectBos indicusen
dc.subjectBos taurusen
dc.titleOn the Origin of Cattle: How Aurochs Became Cattle and Colonized the Worlden
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Cattolica S Cuore-
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Utrecht-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Cattolica S Cuore, Piacenza, Italy-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Utrecht, NL-3508 TC Utrecht, Netherlands-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Aracatuba, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Aracatuba, Brazil-
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dc.relation.ispartofEvolutionary Anthropology-
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