NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – During the Industrial Revolution in Europe, pig breeders drew on imported Chinese pigs to increase meat quality and litter size of European breeds.

These signals of introgression can still be seen in European pigs, researchers from the Netherlands and the UK reported in Nature Communications today.

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