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- Bhavana, Karippadakam, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Molecular biology reports 2019 v.46 no.2 pp. 2561-2566
- Bos frontalis; cattle; genes; genetic relationships; hybrids; indigenous species; mithuns; mitochondrial genome; phylogeny; ribosomal RNA; transfer RNA; Bangladesh; Bhutan; China; India; Myanmar
- ... Mithun (Bos frontalis) is an endangered domestic bovine species native to the hilly areas of China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan and India. It is believed to have been domesticated from gaur around 8000 years ago. However, a few studies suggest that mithun is either an independent species or a hybrid descendant of gaur and cattle. Therefore, to understand the evolutionary history of mithun, the com ...