Population Genetics and Conservation Genetics
Genetic origins of old world camelids
Our group investigates the evolutionary history and domestication of the dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) and the Bactrian camel (C. bactrianus). We ask when and where modern camels evolved, and how genetically diverse Old World camels are.
With our research we want to contribute to:
- in-situ conservation of the world’s last Wild Bactrian camels (C. ferus)
- conservation of livestock biodiversity resources