Ice Age wolf genomes home in on dog origins

Anders Bergström, Pontus Skoglund

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Abstract

We charted the genetic history of the grey wolf over the past 100,000 years by analysing 72 ancient genomes. Placing dogs into this history, we found that they derive ancestry from at least two separate wolf populations.

This is a summary of: Bergström, A. et al. Grey wolf genomic history reveals a dual ancestry of dogs. Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-04824-9 (2022).
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2022
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NameNature
ISSN (Print)0028-0836

Keywords

  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Grey wolf genomic history reveals a dual ancestry of dogs

    Bergström, A., Stanton, D. W. G., Taron, U. H., Frantz, L., Sinding, M-H. S., Ersmark, E., Pfrengle, S., Cassatt-Johnstone, M., Lebrasseur, O., Girdland-Flink, L., Fernandes, D. M., Ollivier, M., Speidel, L., Gopalakrishnan, S., Westbury, M. V., Ramos-Madrigal, J., Feuerborn, T. R., Reiter, E., Gretzinger, J., Münzel, S. C. & 61 others, Swali, P., Conard, N. J., Carøe, C., Haile, J., Linderholm, A., Androsov, S., Barnes, I., Baumann, C., Benecke, N., Bocherens, H., Brace, S., Carden, R. F., Drucker, D. G., Fedorov, S., Gasparik, M., Germonpré, M., Grigoriev, S., Groves, P., Hertwig, S. T., Ivanova, V. V., Janssens, L., Jennings, R. P., Kasparov, A. K., Kirillova, I. V., Kurmaniyazov, I., Kuzmin, Y. V., Kosintsev, P. A., Lázničková-Galetová, M., Leduc, C., Nikolskiy, P., Nussbaumer, M., O’Drisceoil, C., Orlando, L., Outram, A., Pavlova, E. Y., Perri, A. R., Pilot, M., Pitulko, V. V., Plotnikov, V. V., Protopopov, A. V., Rehazek, A., Sablin, M., Seguin-Orlando, A., Storå, J., Verjux, C., Zaibert, V. F., Zazula, G., Crombé, P., Hansen, A. J., Willerslev, E., Leonard, J. A., Götherström, A., Pinhasi, R., Schuenemann, V. J., Hofreiter, M., Gilbert, M. T. P., Shapiro, B., Larson, G., Krause, J., Dalén, L. & Skoglund, P., 14 Jul 2022, In: Nature. 607, 7918, p. 313-320 8 p.

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