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The origin of domestication genes in goats

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Science Advances  20 May 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 21, eaaz5216
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz5216

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  • Received for publication September 16, 2019
  • Accepted for publication March 6, 2020
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  1. Zhuqing Zheng1,*,
  2. Xihong Wang1,*,
  3. Ming Li1,*,
  4. Yunjia Li1,*,
  5. Zhirui Yang1,*,
  6. Xiaolong Wang1,*,
  7. Xiangyu Pan1,
  8. Mian Gong1,
  9. Yu Zhang1,
  10. Yingwei Guo1,
  11. Yu Wang1,
  12. Jing Liu1,
  13. Yudong Cai1,
  14. Qiuming Chen1,
  15. Moses Okpeku2,3,
  16. Licia Colli4,5,
  17. Dawei Cai6,
  18. Kun Wang7,
  19. Shisheng Huang1,
  20. Tad S. Sonstegard8,
  21. Ali Esmailizadeh9,
  22. Wenguang Zhang10,
  23. Tingting Zhang1,
  24. Yangbin Xu1,
  25. Naiyi Xu1,
  26. Yi Yang11,
  27. Jianlin Han12,13,
  28. Lei Chen7,
  29. Joséphine Lesur14,
  30. Kevin G. Daly15,
  31. Daniel G. Bradley15,
  32. Rasmus Heller16,
  33. Guojie Zhang2,17,18,19,
  34. Wen Wang2,7,19,
  35. Yulin Chen1, and
  36. Yu Jiang1,
  1. 1Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction of Shaanxi Province, College of Animal Science and Technology, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China.
  2. 2State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, China.
  3. 3Discipline of Genetics, School of Life Science, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban 4000, South Africa.
  4. 4Dipartimento di Scienze Animali, della Nutrizione e degli Alimenti, Facoltà di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, via Emilia Parmense n. 84, 29122, Piacenza (PC), Italy.
  5. 5BioDNA–Centro di Ricerca sulla Biodiversità e sul DNA Antico, Facoltà di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, via Emilia Parmense n. 84, 29122, Piacenza (PC), Italy.
  6. 6Research Center for Chinese Frontier Archaeology, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China.
  7. 7Center for Ecological and Environmental Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China.
  8. 8Recombinetics Inc., St. Paul, MN, USA.
  9. 9Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, PB 76169-133, Iran.
  10. 10College of Animal Science, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot 010018, China.
  11. 11Institute of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.
  12. 12CAAS-ILRI Joint Laboratory on Livestock and Forage Genetic Resources, Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences (CAAS), Beijing 100193, China.
  13. 13International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi 00100, Kenya.
  14. 14UMR 7209 MNHN/CNRS CP 5555, rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France.
  15. 15Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland.
  16. 16Section for Computational and RNA Biology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen N 2200, Denmark.
  17. 17China National GeneBank, BGI-Shenzhen, Shenzhen 518083, China.
  18. 18Section for Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.
  19. 19Center for Excellence in Animal Evolution and Genetics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, China.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: yu.jiang{at} (Y.J.); chenyulin{at} (Y.C.)
  • * These authors contributed equally to this work.


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