Genetic structure and origin of semi-domesticated reindeer
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Original versionGenetic structure and origin of semi-domesticated reindeer. 2022. In: Reindeer Husbandry and Global Environmental Change 10.4324/9781003118565-4
This chapter discusses the genetic variation and structure of semi-domesticated reindeer, as well as the genetic effects of the domestication process in connection with the pastoral transition from hunters to herders. The research material analysed includes data on the ancestors of the Fennoscandian semi-domesticated reindeer, as well as on genetic diversity in extant reindeer. The study provides a better understanding of when and how domestication occurred, as well as the implications for future adaptation to a changing environment.