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Most modern horses are descendants of recently imported oriental stallions

08:00 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | Physorg.COM

Researchers who have analyzed the Y chromosomes of more than 50 horses representing 21 breeds have found that the paternal lines of nearly all modern horses trace to stallions brought to Europe from the Orient over the last 700 years. The findings reported in Current Biology on June 29 reveal the overwhelming influence of breeding schemes driven by strong selection on males.

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