Strong and stable geographic differentiation of swamp buffalo maternal and paternal lineages indicates domestication in the China/Indochina border region

Zhang, Yi, Lu, Yongfang, Yindee, Marnoch, Li, Kuan-Yi, Kuo, Hsiao-Yun, Ju, Yu0Ten, Ye, Shaohui, Faruque, MD Omar, Li, Qiang, Wang, Yachun, Cuong, Vu Chi, Pham, Lan Doan, Bouahom, Bounthong, Yang, Bingzhuang, Liang, Xianwei, Cai, Zhihua, Vankan, Dianne, Manatchaiworakul, Wallaya, Kowlim, Nonglid, Duangchantrasiri, Somphot, Wajjwalku, Worawidh, Colenbrander, Ben, Zhang, Yuan, Beerli, Peter, Lenstra, Johannes A. and Barker, J. Stuart F. (2016) Strong and stable geographic differentiation of swamp buffalo maternal and paternal lineages indicates domestication in the China/Indochina border region. Molecular Ecology, 25 7: 1530-1550. doi:10.1111/mec.13518


Author Zhang, Yi
Lu, Yongfang
Yindee, Marnoch
Li, Kuan-Yi
Kuo, Hsiao-Yun
Ju, Yu0Ten
Ye, Shaohui
Faruque, MD Omar
Li, Qiang
Wang, Yachun
Cuong, Vu Chi
Pham, Lan Doan
Bouahom, Bounthong
Yang, Bingzhuang
Liang, Xianwei
Cai, Zhihua
Vankan, Dianne
Manatchaiworakul, Wallaya
Kowlim, Nonglid
Duangchantrasiri, Somphot
Wajjwalku, Worawidh
Colenbrander, Ben
Zhang, Yuan
Beerli, Peter
Lenstra, Johannes A.
Barker, J. Stuart F.
Title Strong and stable geographic differentiation of swamp buffalo maternal and paternal lineages indicates domestication in the China/Indochina border region
Journal name Molecular Ecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1365-294X
0962-1083
Publication date 2016-04-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/mec.13518
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 25
Issue 7
Start page 1530
End page 1550
Total pages 21
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The swamp type of the Asian water buffalo is assumed to have been domesticated by about 4000 years BP, following the introduction of rice cultivation. Previous localizations of the domestication site were based on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation within China, accounting only for the maternal lineage. We carried out a comprehensive sampling of China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Nepal and Bangladesh and sequenced the mtDNA Cytochrome b gene and control region and the Y-chromosomal ZFY, SRY and DBY sequences. Swamp buffalo has a higher diversity of both maternal and paternal lineages than river buffalo, with also a remarkable contrast between a weak phylogeographic structure of river buffalo and a strong geographic differentiation of swamp buffalo. The highest diversity of the swamp buffalo maternal lineages was found in south China and north Indochina on both banks of the Mekong River, while the highest diversity in paternal lineages was in the China/Indochina border region. We propose that domestication in this region was later followed by introgressive capture of wild cows west of the Mekong. Migration to the north followed the Yangtze valley as well as a more eastern route, but also involved translocations of both cows and bulls over large distances with a minor influence of river buffaloes in recent decades. Bayesian analyses of various migration models also supported domestication in the China/Indochina border region. Coalescence analysis yielded consistent estimates for the expansion of the major swamp buffalo haplogroups with a credibility interval of 900 to 3900 years BP. The spatial differentiation of mtDNA and Y-chromosomal haplotype distributions indicates a lack of gene flow between established populations that is unprecedented in livestock.
Keyword Bubalus bubalis
Migration models
Mitochondrial DNA
Y-chromosomal sequences
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Institutional Status UQ

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