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Ancient giant cattle genome first
bbc ^ | 17 February 2010 | Steven McKenzie

Posted on 02/20/2010 5:30:54 PM PST by JoeProBono

Scientists have analysed the DNA of ancient giant European wild cattle that died out almost 400 years ago.

They have determined the first mitochondrial genome sequence from aurochs (Bos primigenius) from bone found in a cave in England.

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is passed down from a mother to her offspring.......

One of the researchers involved, Dr Ceiridwen Edwards, has previously investigated the remains of a polar bear found in the Scottish Highlands.... The species became extinct when a female animal died in a forest in Poland in 1627.

Roman general and dictator Julius Caesar was said to have been impressed by the size of aurochs.

Adolf Hitler wanted to recreate the cattle through selective breeding as a symbol of the Third Reich's belief in racial superiority.

Herman Goering, one of his commanders, wanted to introduce the animal to a hunting range planned for conquered Eastern Europe territories....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; genome; godsgravesglyphs; jpb


1 posted on 02/20/2010 5:30:54 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

I lived in bonnie Scotland and saw lots of the top one. Funny look’n critters.


2 posted on 02/20/2010 5:32:29 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: JoeProBono

That would make one heck of a steak!


3 posted on 02/20/2010 5:33:10 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: All

4 posted on 02/20/2010 5:33:26 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: John-Irish

You gotta kill it before you can eat it.


5 posted on 02/20/2010 5:36:53 PM PST by stormer
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To: JoeProBono

Hamburger with attitude,and the horns to back it up.My quarterhorse would take one look at that bull and start moving it the opposite direction.


6 posted on 02/20/2010 5:38:49 PM PST by Farmer Dean (every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains)
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To: Farmer Dean

it=in


7 posted on 02/20/2010 5:39:45 PM PST by Farmer Dean (every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains)
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To: rbosque
That things got bangs.
8 posted on 02/20/2010 5:41:51 PM PST by nomad
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To: John-Irish

9 posted on 02/20/2010 5:42:54 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: nomad

Oh yea!


10 posted on 02/20/2010 5:44:36 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: stormer

11 posted on 02/20/2010 5:46:05 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Top photo is one of me waiting in line at the McD drive thru thinking about cannibalizing one of my own.


12 posted on 02/20/2010 5:50:08 PM PST by cajuncow
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To: JoeProBono
Scientists have analysed the DNA of ancient giant European wild cattle that died out almost 400 years ago.

Not Bush's fault?

13 posted on 02/20/2010 6:12:01 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: JoeProBono

bumped for the soon to be Auburn Ag student in my house....


14 posted on 02/20/2010 6:16:57 PM PST by Hardshell
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like my Labrador with horns.


15 posted on 02/20/2010 6:17:32 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: Don Corleone


16 posted on 02/20/2010 6:18:35 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Back when I was much much younger I used to torment a Bull that looked very much like this / that one... until I discovered that a pissed off Bull doesn’t give a Rats Ass about Fences... Youth, Agility and a couple more fences to slow him down are all that saved me. That sucker wanted me Dead BAD... and I never messed with it again, ever.

TT

PS the “Dare” / “Bet” with my other com padres was to run in and “touch the Bull’s Testicles” (I know it’s dumb, but WE were dumb) and Yes I did it, and Yes that’s when the Bull decided that I needed to be Killed) I was running pretty fast when I “touched” his Testicles, the Bull might have thought it was bit more uncomfortable than a touch. Either that or he figured I was just too freaking dumb to be allowed to live.


17 posted on 02/20/2010 6:23:23 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL!


18 posted on 02/20/2010 6:41:18 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: stormer

Yes you do. Which makes me think those Neanderthals must have been some mean dudes to take one of these things on.


19 posted on 02/20/2010 6:42:34 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: John-Irish

Up to the task?

20 posted on 02/20/2010 6:52:13 PM PST by stormer
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To: JoeProBono

No Way /// Holsteins are big but that’s a Freak... gotta be Photo Shopped, (Tell me I’m wrong cause I want to believe)

TT


21 posted on 02/20/2010 7:04:15 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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To: stormer

Did my Ex Father In Law give permission?


22 posted on 02/20/2010 7:06:33 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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To: JoeProBono

Sorry ... Just noticed the halter is photo shopped in... neat picture though

TT


23 posted on 02/20/2010 7:17:50 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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To: Don Corleone

400 years ago means that there is a high probability of viable DNA available for a Jurassic Park Scenario... now that would be .. very cool.

Now I will spend the evening trying to discover why they are extinct and what a cool thing it would be if they weren’t or maybe not...


24 posted on 02/20/2010 7:24:27 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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To: TexasTransplant
Please tell me alcohol was involved. Alcohol had to be involved.
25 posted on 02/20/2010 7:45:45 PM PST by Erasmus (Armageddon sentimental over you.)
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To: stormer

Yeah, they look like they’d do it.


26 posted on 02/20/2010 8:01:36 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: JoeProBono

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27 posted on 02/22/2010 8:01:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Erasmus

If you are commenting about the Dare / Bet there was “no” alcohol involved cause we were like 11 or 12 years old... I think I personally caused more fence destruction that day than I could ever put up in a day... that Bull was wearing at least 6 fence posts and many many yards of Barb Wire, and the coolest thing is that it didn’t seem to bother him, when he quit chasing me he just stopped and went right back to grazing and eventually all the fencing and posts fell off of him.
TT


28 posted on 02/22/2010 8:22:08 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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To: TexasTransplant
≤}B^)
29 posted on 02/22/2010 9:26:09 PM PST by Erasmus (Armageddon sentimental over you.)
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