Data from: Genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism analysis reveals recent genetic introgression from domestic pigs into Northwest European wild boar populations

Daniel J. Goedbloed, Hendrik-Jan Megens, Pim Van Hooft, Juanma M. Herrero-Medrano, Walburga Lutz, Panoraia Alexandri, Richard P. M. A. Crooijmans, Sip E. Van Wieren, Ronald C. Ydenberg, Herbert H. T. Prins & Martien Groenen
Present-day genetic introgression from domestic pigs into European wild boar has been suggested in various studies. However, no hybrids have been identified beyond doubt mainly because available methods were unable to quantify the extent of introgression and rule out natural processes. Genetic introgression from domestic pigs may have far-reaching ecological consequences by altering traits like the reproduction rate or immunology of wild boar. In this study, we demonstrate a novel approach to investigate genetic introgression...

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  • 2012

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  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki