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Published Research Has Implications for the Aboriginal Inuit Sled Dog!
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Published research has implications
for the aboriginal Inuit Sled Dog!
A team of scientists, lead by evolutionary biologist Peter Savolainen, PhD. (Animal genetics, Evolutionary genetics, Population genomics, Forensic DNA analysis) of Stockholm, Sweden, are part of the Science for Life Laboratory. They have co-authored a research paper “Pre-Columbian origins of Native American dog breeds, with only limited replacement by European dogs, confirmed by mtDNA analysis” which was published in the in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on July 10, 2013. The results of this research, which include many DNA samples collected from Inuit Sled Dogs, has important implications for this aboriginal dog! Below is the authors’ announcement/abstract of their work where you will also find a link to the entire research paper available to everyone online for free.
Asian Origins of Native American Dogs Confirmed
Once thought to have been extinct, Native American dogs are on the contrary thriving, according to a recent study that links these breeds to ancient Asia.