January 16, 2013

Podcast: Just a matter of swine

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Did you know that Romans carried pigs to the battlefront? Or that early pig ancestors were bigger than cows? In this podcast, John McGlone, professor at Texas Tech University, shares his knowledge of the evolution, domestication and science of swine.

 

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Image from: Chen K, Baxter T, Muir WM, Groenen MA, Schook LB. Genetic Resources, Genome Mapping and Evolutionary Genomics of the Pig (Sus scrofa). Int J Biol Sci 2007; 3(3):153-165. doi:10.7150/ijbs.3.153. Available from http://www.biolsci.org/v03p0153.htm