NEW YORK – An international research team has sequenced the ancient mitochondrial genome of bison and looked at changes in bison morphology recorded by cave art to determine that modern European bison (Bison bonasus) originally came from interbreeding between the steppe bison (Bison priscus) and an ancient type of cattle called an auroch (Bos primigenius).

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