Thursday 26 July 2018 4:20pm
Sequencing the genome of the kurī dog has sparked an increasing interest in the Pacific's first dogs.
Since the publication of Dr Karen Greig's research, as a PhD candidate in 2015, involving sequencing the complete, or near complete, mitochondrial genomes of 14 kurī, interest has continued to grow. The original findings were published in the prestigious international journal PLOS ONE and were part of Dr Greig’s PhD research into dog / human relationships in the ancient Pacific world.
Read the original 2015 media release:
Otago researchers sequence kuri dog genomes
Ancient dog DNA reveals how humans first settled New Zealand (Massive Science website July 2018)
Study on where Pacific's first dogs came from (Otago Daily Times website June 2018)
Māori dogs on earliest voyages (Pressreader website March 2018)