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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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10.1038/ncomms13158

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Author
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Russian Foundation for Basic Research
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N 15-04-03882
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Name:
European Union
Grant:
Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship
FP7 MEDITADNA, PIOF-GA-2011-300854, FP7-PEOPLE
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Danish National Research Foundation
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DNRF94
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Polish National Science Centre
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N N304 301940
2013/11/B/NZ8/00914
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European Commission
Grant:
PIRSES-GA-2009-247652—BIOGEAST
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Nature Publishing Group
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Nature Communications More from this journal
Publication date:
2016-10-18
Acceptance date:
2016-09-09
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2041-1723
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652960
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2016-10-19

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