Capturing goats: documenting two hundred years of mitochondrial DNA diversity among goat populations from Britain and Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Cassidy, Lara M.
dc.contributor.author Teasdale, Matthew D.
dc.contributor.author Carolan, Sean
dc.contributor.author Enright, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Werner, Raymond
dc.contributor.author Bradley, Daniel G.
dc.contributor.author Finlay, Emma K.
dc.contributor.author Mattiangeli, Valeria
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-30T10:30:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-30T10:30:32Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Cassidy, L. M., Teasdale, M. D., Carolan, S., Enright, R., Werner, R., Bradley, D. G., Finlay, E. K. and Mattiangeli, V. (2017) 'Capturing goats: documenting two hundred years of mitochondrial DNA diversity among goat populations from Britain and Ireland', Biology Letters, 13(3), 20160876(6pp). doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0876 en
dc.identifier.volume 13
dc.identifier.issued 3
dc.identifier.startpage 1
dc.identifier.endpage 6
dc.identifier.issn 1744-9561
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6523
dc.identifier.doi 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0876
dc.description.abstract The domestic goat (Capra hircus) plays a key role in global agriculture, being especially prized in regions of marginal pasture. However, the advent of industrialized breeding has seen a dramatic reduction in genetic diversity within commercial populations, while high extinction rates among feral herds have further depleted the reservoir of genetic variation available. Here, we present the first survey of whole mitochondrial genomic variation among the modern and historical goat populations of Britain and Ireland using a combination of mtDNA enrichment and high throughput sequencing. Fifteen historical taxidermy samples, representing the indigenous 'Old Goat' populations of the islands, were sequenced alongside five modern Irish dairy goats and four feral samples from endangered populations in western Ireland. Phylogenetic and network analyses of European mitochondrial variation revealed distinct groupings dominated by historical British and Irish samples, which demonstrate a degree of maternal genetic structure between the goats of insular and continental Europe. Several Irish modern feral samples also fall within these clusters, suggesting continuity between these dwindling populations and the ancestral 'Old Goats' of Ireland and Britain. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (GOIPG/2013/1219) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The Royal Society en
dc.relation.uri http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/13/3/20160876
dc.rights © 2017, the Authors. Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Biology Letters. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [Cassidy, L. M., Teasdale, M. D., Carolan, S., Enright, R., Werner, R., Bradley, D. G., Finlay, E. K. and Mattiangeli, V. (2017) 'Capturing goats: documenting two hundred years of mitochondrial DNA diversity among goat populations from Britain and Ireland', Biology Letters, 13(3), 20160876(6pp). doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0876] is available online at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2016.0876 en
dc.rights.uri http://royalsocietypublishing.org/licence
dc.subject Capra hircus en
dc.subject MtDNA capture en
dc.subject Next generation sequencing en
dc.subject Taxidermy samples en
dc.subject Conservation en
dc.title Capturing goats: documenting two hundred years of mitochondrial DNA diversity among goat populations from Britain and Ireland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Ruth Enright, Biological Earth & Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland +353-21-490-3000 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council
dc.contributor.funder European Research Council
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Biology Letters en
dc.identifier.articleid 20160876
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::KBBE/244356/EU/Next generation methods to preserve farm animal biodiversity by optimizing present and future breeding options/NEXTGEN
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP2::ERC/295729/EU/Decoding Domesticate DNA in Archaeological Bone and Manuscripts/CODEX


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