New publication: The evolutionary history of the DMRT3 'Gait keeper' haplotype.
Uppsala based researchers have genetically examined 382 horses representing 72 breeds and provide conclusive evidence that stop mutation in DMRT3 is causal. They show that the mutation probably arose within the last 10 000 years. Thus, the mutation occurred either just before domestication or more likely some time after domestication and then spread across the world as a result of selection on locomotion traits. This research article was published in Animal Genetics.