Key phenotypic traits in modern domesticated horses
Horse domestication approximately 5 500 years ago is associated with significant advancements in human history. It shaped a great diversity of horse phenotypes, contributing to human wealth. However, several underlying causative genetic variants and the geographic and temporal place of their native breeding centres remain unknown. The EU-funded HOPE project will identify and validate genetic innovations associated with the birth and spread of significant phenotypic traits during the history of modern domesticated horses. The project will apply pioneering methodologies on ancient DNA and population genomics toolkits for shortlisting genomic variants associated with important phenotypic characteristics.
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