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Article of the month - The Yakutian cattle: a cow of the permafrost

Kantanen, Juha (2009) Article of the month - The Yakutian cattle: a cow of the permafrost. GlobalDiv Newsletter, 30 December 2009, pp. 3-6.

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Summary

Siberia's last remaining indigenous breed of domestic cattle, the Sakha Ynaga (in Yakutian language), or Yakutan Cattle, inhabit the lands surrounding the Lena River in Russia's remote Sakha Republic (Yakutia). A Finnish multidisciplinary team of researchers from MTT Agrifood Research Finland and the University of Helsinki's Aleksanteri Institute explored the genetic uniqueness of the Yakutian cattle and the effect of social and cultural factors on the survival of the breed through periods of major upheaval in Russia's history. The findings of this study have now been published in the book Sakha Ynaga - Cattle of the Yakuts.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:Yakutian cattle, native breed
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Related Links:http://www.mtt.fi/english
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:17601
Deposited On:17 Sep 2010 10:24
Last Modified:17 Sep 2010 10:24
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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