Chicken DNA Fails to Support Early Polynesian-South American Trade Theory | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – New research is casting doubt on the notion that there was extensive pre-Columbian trading between Polynesia and South America.
 
An international team of researchers sequenced mitochondrial DNA from 41 Chilean chickens and analyzed their phylogenetic relationships by comparing them with available ancient samples and with more than 1,000 modern domestic chickens from different parts of the world.
 

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