Contact: Daniel Oppenheimer
University of Texas at Austin
Caption: The study of the genome of the Texas Longhorn and related breeds, animated here, tells a fascinating global history of human and cattle migration. It traces back through Christopher Columbus' second voyage to the New World, the Moorish invasion of Spain and the ancient domestication of the aurochs in the Middle East and India.
Credit: Animation by Marianna Grenadier
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