Navigation Links
Genetic study proves Israel's wild boars originated in Europe
Date:11/4/2013

entral hills, where Ancient Israel is thought to have emerged. The researchers set out to determine whether the Philistines and other Sea Peoples groups of seafaring invaders from around the Aegean Sea made use of local pig breeds or brought new ones with them from their native lands. Because there is not much difference in the size and the shape between European and Near Eastern pigs, the researchers had to use DNA testing to identify the origins of the animals.

Genetics researchers divide the pigs of the world into three main groups: European, Far Eastern, and Near Eastern. To the researchers' surprise, each of the 25 modern-day wild boars they analyzed from Israel share a European genetic signature, whereas modern-day boars from nearby countries, like Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Armenia, Iraq, and Iran, have a Near Eastern genetic signature. The researchers conclude that European pigs arrived in Israel at some point and overtook the local pig population.

To find out when, the researchers collected and analyzed pig bones from archaeological sites across Israel ranging from the Neolithic period to medieval times, 9500 BCE to 1200 CE the most comprehensive study of ancient DNA carried out in Israel in terms of both number of samples and time span. The results showed that pigs from the Bronze Age and the beginning of the Iron Age display the local Near Eastern genetic signature, while a European genetic signature appears early in the Iron Age, around 900 BCE, and has been dominant ever since. Domestic European pig breeds may have been introduced by groups of "Sea Peoples" including the Philistines, mentioned in the Bible who migrated to the coast of the Levant starting in the 12th century BCE and settled in places like Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ashdod.

Making themselves at home

Additional European pigs could have been brought to the Levant during the Roman-Byzantine period and during the Crusades. Over time, the European pigs over
'/>"/>

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Dolphin genetic study provides revelations
2. Genetic rarity rules in wild guppy population, study finds
3. GenSeq: Updated nomenclature for genetic sequences to solve taxonomic determination issues
4. BUSM researchers study epigenetic mechanisms of tumor metastasis for improved cancer therapy
5. HIV -- Geneticists map human resistance to AIDS
6. Measuring segments of genetic material may help predict and monitor recurrence after thyroid cancer
7. Genetic variants associated with bronchodilator responsiveness
8. EUREKA grant to fund development of new optogenetic technique for mapping neural networks at UMMS
9. New software traces origins of genetic disorders 20 times more accurately
10. 2 genetic wrongs make a biochemical right
11. Babcock Genetics Launches Breed Select Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... fishes that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins to ... an unfortunate side effect, researchers report: The protein-bound ... melting even when temperatures warm. , The ... the National Academy of Sciences . , "We ... of the evolution of antifreeze proteins in Antarctic ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014)The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation ... Young Investigator Grants valued at more than ... most promising young scientists. Recipients of the ... will seek to identify causes, improve treatments ... that affect one in four people, including ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... more useful in homes, if they could locate people, ... with cameras and lasers, which have difficulty reliably recognizing ... clutter. A complementary way robots can "sense" what is ... frequency radio-frequency identification (UHF RFID) tags. Inexpensive self-adhesive tags ... to search a room for the correct tag,s signal, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study: Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezingand melting 2Study: Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezingand melting 3Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards 200 NARSAD Young Investigator grants 2New RFID technology helps robots find household objects 2New RFID technology helps robots find household objects 3
... Karen Burg and her colleagues in the Institute for ... means of studying the complex behavior of cancer cells ... way doctors treat the disease. With support from ... the researchers are building scaffolds that mimic the three-dimensional ...
... diseases is a hot area of scientific research, primarily ... the context of atherosclerotic disease. Scientists have engineered a ... about the conditions under which nanoparticles accumulate in the ... of myocardial infarction and stroke. In the research, ...
... blood platelets and bone marrow cells to deliver potentially ... genetic disorder Hurler syndrome an often fatal condition ... Scientists from Cincinnati Children,s Hospital Medical Center and the ... their unique strategy for treating the disease the week ...
Cached Biology News:In vitro innovation: Testing nanomedicine with blood cells on a microchip 2In vitro innovation: Testing nanomedicine with blood cells on a microchip 3Mouse study shows gene therapy may be possible cure for Hurler syndrome 2
(Date:9/22/2014)... September 22, 2014 Pearl's Premium Ultra ... in drought tolerant grass seed this week with the ... The announcement coincides with the fact that it is ... as many believe. , As of the date ... favorable reviews by industry experts and the media including: ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... SANTA CLARA, Calif. , Sept. 22, 2014 ... ), the leading source of health information, today released ... that provide novel insights regarding physician and patient perspectives ...  Dr. Eric Topol , a leading authority in ... as both Editor-in-Chief of Medscape and Chief Academic Officer ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... DUBLIN , September 22, 2014 ... has announced the addition of the "Global ... offering.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) ... are added to a system to detect and ... Reagents are generally used in laboratories to prepare, ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, ... microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping ... systems are used in many fields including engineering, ... of fluids for use in applications such as ... testing, and synthetic chemistry. Traditionally, microfluidic devices are ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pearl's Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed Announces A Major Breakthrough In Drought Tolerant Grass Seed 2WebMD/Medscape Digital Technology Survey Reveals Unique Insights Into How Patients and Physicians Perceive the Role, Potential and Risks Associated with Digital Health Technologies 2WebMD/Medscape Digital Technology Survey Reveals Unique Insights Into How Patients and Physicians Perceive the Role, Potential and Risks Associated with Digital Health Technologies 3WebMD/Medscape Digital Technology Survey Reveals Unique Insights Into How Patients and Physicians Perceive the Role, Potential and Risks Associated with Digital Health Technologies 4Global Biotechnology Reagents Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Agilent, BD Biosciences, Bio-Rad, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Sigma-Aldrich and Thermo Fisher 2Global Biotechnology Reagents Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Agilent, BD Biosciences, Bio-Rad, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Sigma-Aldrich and Thermo Fisher 3Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap 2Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap 3Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap 4Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap 5
... Inc. (PDL, the Company) (NASDAQ: PDLI ) today ... other conditions, $135 million aggregate principal amount of new convertible ... statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ... the underwriters a 13-day overallotment option to purchase up to ...
... SPRING, Md., May 9, 2011 The U.S. Food and ... public relating to the development of a user fee ...   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ... as a microorganism, plant, or animal cell, while small ...
... 2011 Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... radiosurgery, announced today that the U.S. Securities and Exchange ... Statement relating to the previously announced acquisition of TomoTherapy ... registration statement will first be mailed to TomoTherapy shareholders ...
Cached Biology Technology:PDL BioPharma, Inc. Announces Proposed $135 Million Public Offering of New Convertible Senior Notes Due 2015 2PDL BioPharma, Inc. Announces Proposed $135 Million Public Offering of New Convertible Senior Notes Due 2015 3PDL BioPharma, Inc. Announces Proposed $135 Million Public Offering of New Convertible Senior Notes Due 2015 4PDL BioPharma, Inc. Announces Proposed $135 Million Public Offering of New Convertible Senior Notes Due 2015 5FDA Requests Input on Development of User Fee Program for Biosimilar and Interchangeable Biological Products 2SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 2SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 3SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 4
... complete kit contains enough separation ... a total of 5 x ... includes the StemSep red magnet ... and buffers for the specific ...
... fast and specific detection of chromosomal sequences ... hybridisation time ( Works ... Multiplex capability Available with different tags ... available with different labels. Related Content: ...
... dehydrogenase catalyzes a reversible reaction between ... with NAD as a coenzyme. GPDH ... progenitor cells into adipocytes and, thus, ... been used as an index for ...
...
Biology Products: