Journal article

Herders of Indian and European Cattle Share Their Predominant Allele for Lactase Persistence

Irene Gallego Romero, Chandana Basu Mallick, Anke Liebert, Federica Crivellaro, Gyaneshwer Chaubey, Yuval Itan, Mait Metspalu, Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth, Ramasamy Pitchappan, Richard Villems, David Reich, Lalji Singh, Kumarasamy Thangaraj, Mark G Thomas, Dallas M Swallow, Marta Mirazon Lahr, Toomas Kivisild

Molecular Biology and Evolution | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2012

University of Melbourne Researchers


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Funding Acknowledgements

We are very grateful to all the individuals who donated samples for this work and to Dr V. R. Rao and Dr Madhu Bala Sharma at the Anthropological Survey of India and G. Arun Kumar for their collaboration with this work. Dr Jakka Parthasarathy and Anurag Kadian aided in the collection of pastoralist samples. We thank Mari Nelis, Georgi Hudjashov, and Viljo Soo for conducting the autosomal genotyping. This work was supported by the UK-India Education Research Initiative (grant number RG47772), the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme Internal Training Networks (LeCHE, grant number 215362-2), the European Union Seventh Framework Programme Eco-gene (grant number 205419), the European Union Regional Development Fund through a Centre of Excellence in Genomics award, and a Bhatnagar Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India. Web resources: GLAD database:; NETWORK:; and OMIM: