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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, the University of Missouri's Jeremy Taylor and colleagues describe relationships, ancestral histories, and domestication patterns in cattle from more than 130 breeds. The team genotyped 1,543 individuals belonging to far-flung and varied domestic cattle breeds from around the world to assess population structure in the animals.

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