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dc.contributor.authorLoog, Liisa
dc.contributor.authorThalmann, Olaf
dc.contributor.authorSinding, Mikkel Holger Strander
dc.contributor.authorSchuenemann, Verena J.
dc.contributor.authorPerri, Angela
dc.contributor.authorGermonpré, Mietje
dc.contributor.authorBocherens, Herve
dc.contributor.authorWitt, Kelsey E.
dc.contributor.authorSamaniego Castruita, José Alfredo
dc.contributor.authorVelasco, Marcela Sandoval
dc.contributor.authorLundstrøm, Inge K.C.
dc.contributor.authorWales, Nathan
dc.contributor.authorSonet, Gontran
dc.contributor.authorFrantz, Laurent
dc.contributor.authorSchroeder, Hannes
dc.contributor.authorBudd, Jane
dc.contributor.authorJimenez, Elodie-Laure
dc.contributor.authorFedorov, Sergey
dc.contributor.authorGasparyan, Boris
dc.contributor.authorKandel, Andrew W.
dc.contributor.authorLázničková-Galetová, Martina
dc.contributor.authorNapierala, Hannes
dc.contributor.authorUerpmann, Hans-Peter
dc.contributor.authorNikolskiy, Pavel A.
dc.contributor.authorPavlova, Elena Y.
dc.contributor.authorPitulko, Vladimir V.
dc.contributor.authorHerzig, Karl-Heinz
dc.contributor.authorMalhi, Ripan S.
dc.contributor.authorWillerslev, Eske
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Anders J.
dc.contributor.authorDobney, Keith
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius
dc.contributor.authorKrause, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorLarson, Greger
dc.contributor.authorEriksson, Anders
dc.contributor.authorManica, Andrea
dc.identifier.citationMolecular Ecology. 2019, .nb_NO
dc.description.abstractGrey wolves (Canis lupus) are one of the few large terrestrial carnivores that have maintained a wide geographical distribution across the Northern Hemisphere throughout the Pleistocene and Holocene. Recent genetic studies have suggested that, despite this continuous presence, major demographic changes occurred in wolf populations between the Late Pleistocene and early Holocene, and that extant wolves trace their ancestry to a single Late Pleistocene population. Both the geographical origin of this ancestral population and how it became widespread remain unknown. Here, we used a spatially and temporally explicit modelling framework to analyse a data set of 90 modern and 45 ancient mitochondrial wolf genomes from across the Northern Hemisphere, spanning the last 50,000 years. Our results suggest that contemporary wolf populations trace their ancestry to an expansion from Beringia at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum, and that this process was most likely driven by Late Pleistocene ecological fluctuations that occurred across the Northern Hemisphere. This study provides direct ancient genetic evidence that long‐range migration has played an important role in the population history of a large carnivore, and provides insight into how wolves survived the wave of megafaunal extinctions at the end of the last glaciation. Moreover, because Late Pleistocene grey wolves were the likely source from which all modern dogs trace their origins, the demographic history described in this study has fundamental implications for understanding the geographical origin of the dog.nb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleAncient DNA suggests modern wolves trace their origin to a Late Pleistocene expansion from Beringianb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalMolecular Ecologynb_NO
dc.description.localcodeThis is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. © 2019 The Authors. Molecular Ecology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltdnb_NO
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for naturhistorie

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