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A novel MC1R allele for black coat colour reveals the Polynesian ancestry and hybridization patterns of Hawaiian feral pigs

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Pigs (Sus scrofa) have played an important cultural role in Hawaii since Polynesians first introduced them in approximately AD 1200. Additional varieties of pigs were introduced following Captain Cook's arrival in Hawaii in 1778 and it has been suggested that the current pig population may descend primarily, or even exclusively, from European pigs. Although populations of feral pigs today are an important source of recreational hunting on all of the major islands, they also negatively impact ...

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10.1098/rsos.160304

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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School of Archaeology
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Archaeology Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
Role:
Author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
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European Research Council
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Frantz, L
Larson, G
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ERC-2013-StG 337574-UNDEAD
ERC-2013-StG 337574-UNDEAD
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Natural Environment Research Council
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Dobney, K
Larson, G
Linderholm, A
Grant:
NE/H005552/1
ERC-2013-StG 337574-UNDEAD
NE/H005552/1
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Smithsonian Fellowship
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Leonard, J
Publisher:
Royal Society
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Volume:
3
Issue:
160304
Publication date:
2016-09-07
Acceptance date:
2016-08-09
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2054-5703
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2016-09-08

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