Skip to comments.Ancient giant cattle genome first
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 ...
I lived in bonnie Scotland and saw lots of the top one. Funny look’n critters.
That would make one heck of a steak!
You gotta kill it before you can eat it.
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.
Top photo is one of me waiting in line at the McD drive thru thinking about cannibalizing one of my own.
Not Bush's fault?
bumped for the soon to be Auburn Ag student in my house....
Looks like my Labrador with horns.
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.
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.
Yes you do. Which makes me think those Neanderthals must have been some mean dudes to take one of these things on.
Up to the task?
No Way /// Holsteins are big but that’s a Freak... gotta be Photo Shopped, (Tell me I’m wrong cause I want to believe)
Did my Ex Father In Law give permission?
Sorry ... Just noticed the halter is photo shopped in... neat picture though
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...
Yeah, they look like they’d do it.
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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.
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