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On the use of genome-wide data to model and date the time of anthropogenic hybridisation: an example from the Scottish wildcat

Jo Howard-McCombe, Daniel Ward, Andrew Kitchener, Dan Lawson, Helen Senn & Mark Beaumont
While hybridisation has long been recognised as an important natural phenomenon in evolution, the conservation of taxa subject to introgressive hybridisation from domesticated forms is a subject of intense debate. Hybridisation of Scottish wildcats and domestic cats is a good example in this regard. We develop a modelling framework to determine the timescale of introgression using approximate Bayesian computation (ABC). Applying the model to ddRAD-seq data from 129 individuals, genotyped at 6,546 loci, we show...

Genetic diversity of the Nubian ibex in Oman as revealed by mitochondrial DNA

Mataab Al-Ghafri, Patrick White, Robert Briers, Kara Dicks, Alex Ball, Muhammad Ghazali, Steve Ross, Taimur Al-Said, Haitham Al-Amri, Mudhafar Al-Umairi, Hani Al Saadi, Ali Aka’ak, Ahmed Hardan, Nasser Zabanoot, Mark Craig & Helen Senn
The Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana) is patchily distributed across parts of Africa and Arabia. In Oman, it is one of the few free-ranging wild mammals found in the central and southern regions. Its population is declining due to habitat degradation, human expansion, poaching, and fragmentation. Here we investigated the population’s genetic diversity using mitochondrial DNA (D-loop 186bp and cytochrome b 487bp). We found that the Nubian ibex in the southern region of Oman was more...

Registration Year

  • 2021

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
  • National Museums Scotland
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • University of Bristol