Grey Wolf Genomic History Reveals A Dual Ancestry Of Dogs

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Modern wolves and dogs have similar, homogenous genetic histories that tell a story of eastern European wolf dominance. But a closer look at their genes reveals that there’s another wolf population that contributed to modern wolves and dogs, one from western Europe. It’s possible that the two wolf populations co-mingled when eastern European populations were brought in by humans. This could explain why fossils of many different kinds of wolves seemed to disappear and be replaced by a single ancestor that looked like all of them. Read full article here

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