The bovin phylogeny: A review

  • Sharma, Aditi (Hanwoo Experiment Station, National Institute of Animal Science, RDA) ;
  • Lee, SeungHwan (Hanwoo Experiment Station, National Institute of Animal Science, RDA) ;
  • Lee, JunHeon (Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Dang, Changgwon (Hanwoo Experiment Station, National Institute of Animal Science, RDA) ;
  • Kim, Hyeong Cheul (Hanwoo Experiment Station, National Institute of Animal Science, RDA) ;
  • Yeon, SeongHum (Hanwoo Experiment Station, National Institute of Animal Science, RDA) ;
  • Kang, HeeSeol (Hanwoo Experiment Station, National Institute of Animal Science, RDA) ;
  • Kanwar, Shamsher Singh (Himachal Pradesh University) ;
  • Vijh, Ramesh Kumar (National Bureau of Animal Genetic resources)
  • Received : 2014.09.16
  • Accepted : 2014.10.29
  • Published : 2014.12.31


The evolutionary history of cattle and buffalo has always been a topic of great interest to the evolutionary biologists. The phylogenetic studies of bovin species has been carried out at various levels, varying from the study of domestication and migration of populations to major cladogenesis. Along with the archeological studies there are studies from molecular biology and more recently from genomics. The phylogenetic perspective of the bovins and their evolutionary history, are reviewed in terms of what has been done, what needs to be done and potential challenges in doing it.


Supported by : National Institute of Animal Science


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