SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
Cattle domestication project
Dnr:

SNIC 2018/8-54

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Anders Götherström

Affiliation:

Stockholms universitet

Start Date:

2018-02-09

End Date:

2019-04-01

Primary Classification:

10615: Evolutionary Biology

Webpage:

Allocation

Abstract

The present knowledge is that Bos taurus originates from aurochsen in Anatolia some 10.000 years ago. But we have little information on the various European aurochsen. Also there is variation in prehistoric Bos tausur. This variation may either be linked to prehistoric breeding, the process of domestication, or just random events. We will use DNA from prehistoric cattle to investigate these questions.