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Unveiling the true historical and biological origins of key phenotypes in modern domestic horses

Project description

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.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 196 707,84
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00