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Mitochondrial DNA Evidence Indicates the Local Origin of Domestic Pigs in the Upstream Region of the Yangtze River

  • Long Jin equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Long Jin, Mingwang Zhang

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China

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  • Mingwang Zhang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Long Jin, Mingwang Zhang

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China

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  • Jideng Ma,

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China

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  • Jie Zhang,

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China

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  • Chaowei Zhou,

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China

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  • Yingkai Liu,

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China

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  • Tao Wang,

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China

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  • An-an Jiang,

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China

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  • Lei Chen,

    Affiliation: Chongqing Academy of Animal Science, Chongqing, China

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  • Jinyong Wang,

    Affiliation: Chongqing Academy of Animal Science, Chongqing, China

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  • Zhongrong Jiang,

    Affiliation: Animal Husbandry Institute of Ganze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Kangding, Sichuan, China

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  • Li Zhu,

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China

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  • Surong Shuai,

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China

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  • Ruiqiang Li,

    Affiliation: Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center (BIOPIC) and School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

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  • Mingzhou Li mail,

    mingzhou.li@163.com (ML); xuewei.li@sicau.edu.cn (XL)

    Affiliations: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China, Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center (BIOPIC) and School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

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  • Xuewei Li mail

    mingzhou.li@163.com (ML); xuewei.li@sicau.edu.cn (XL)

    Affiliation: Institute of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, China

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  • Published: December 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051649

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