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Early cave art and ancient DNA record the origin of European bison

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The two living species of bison (European and American) are among the few terrestrial megafauna to have survived the late Pleistocene extinctions. Despite the extensive bovid fossil record in Eurasia, the evolutionary history of the European bison (or wisent, Bison bonasus) before the Holocene (<11.7 thousand years ago (kya)) remains a mystery. We use complete ancient mitochondrial genomes and genome-wide nuclear DNA surveys to reveal that the wisent is the product of hybridization between...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/ncomms13158

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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology
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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology
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(PIRSES-GA-2009-247652—BIOGEAST)
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N N304 301940; 2013/11/B/NZ8/00914
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Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship; FP7 MEDITADNA, PIOF-GA-2011-300854, FP7-PEOPLE
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Nature Communications Journal website
Publication date:
2016-10-18
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2016-09-09
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2041-1723
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pubs:652960
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uri:62ac5277-b904-47fc-b2b1-093299afb902
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uuid:62ac5277-b904-47fc-b2b1-093299afb902
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pubs:652960

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