Intensive selective breeding over the past 200 years and high extinction rates among feral populations has greatly reduced the genetic diversity present in domesticated goat breeds. The effect these pressures have had on Irish and British goat populations has been explored in a landmark DNA study that compared modern-day domesticated and feral goats with museum specimens from years past.
A collaborative team led by geneticists from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland compared the mitoch
All access premium subscription
This content requires a subscription to Feedstuffs in order to access. If you are a paid subscriber, use your email and password to Log In now.
Current Feedstuffs Subscribers: Online and mobile access are now included at no charge to you. To read this article, use your subscriber email and password to log-in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account.)
Not Currently a Subscriber: Subscribe NOW to Feedstuffs and receive our print and/or digital publications, enewsletters and premium online content. Visit Feedstuffs.com and click on Subscribe at the top of the page for more information.
SUBSCRIBE NOW https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/Publications.aspx
TO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/SubscriptionOffers.aspx