Genetic Study of Arabian Horses Challenges Some Common Beliefs About the Ancient Breed (Phys.org)

Genetic Study of Arabian Horses Challenges Some Common Beliefs About the Ancient Breed

A study involving Arabian horses from 12 countries found that some populations maintained a larger degree of genetic diversity and that the breed did not contribute genetically to the modern-day Thoroughbred, contrary to popular thought.

An international team of scientists was led by the University of Florida‘s Samantha Brooks, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of animal sciences; Cornell University’s Doug Antczak, the Dorothy Havemeyer McConville professor of equine medicine at the Baker Institute for Animal Health; and Andy Clark, the Jacob Gould Schurman professor in Cornell’s department of molecular biology and genetics.

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