An old dog and new tricks: Genetic analysis of a Tudor dog recovered from the Mary Rose wreck.

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Zouganelis, George D, Ogden, Rob, Nahar, Niru, Runfola, Valeria, Bonab, Maziar, Ardalan, Arman, Radford, David, Barnett, Ross, Larson, Greger, Hildred, Alex, Jones, Mark and Scarlett, Garry 2014. An old dog and new tricks: Genetic analysis of a Tudor dog recovered from the Mary Rose wreck. Forensic Science International. 245, pp. 51-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.10.001
AuthorsZouganelis, George D, Ogden, Rob, Nahar, Niru, Runfola, Valeria, Bonab, Maziar, Ardalan, Arman, Radford, David, Barnett, Ross, Larson, Greger, Hildred, Alex, Jones, Mark and Scarlett, Garry
Abstract

The Tudor warship the Mary Rose sank in the Solent waters between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the 19th of July 1545, whilst engaging a French invasion fleet. The ship was rediscovered in 1971 and between 1979 and 1982 the entire contents of the ship were excavated resulting in the recovery of over 25,000 objects, including the skeleton of a small to medium sized dog referred to as the Mary Rose Dog (MRD). Here we report the extraction and analysis of both mitochondrial and genomic DNA from a tooth of this animal. Our results show that the MRD was a young male of a terrier type most closely related to modern Jack Russell Terriers with a light to dark brown coat colour. Interestingly, given the antiquity of the sample, the dog was heterozygotic for the SLC2A9 gene variant that leads to hyperuricosuria when found in modern homozygotic animals. These findings help shed light on a notable historical artefact from an important period in the development of modern dog breeds.

KeywordsAncient DNA; Canine coat colour; Mary Rose; SLC2A9; Terrier breed
Year2014
JournalForensic Science International
Journal citation245, pp. 51-7
PublisherElsevier
ISSN1872-6283
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.10.001
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/625532
hdl:10545/625532
Publication dates14 Oct 2014
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Deposited18 Jan 2021, 14:19
Accepted04 Oct 2014
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Place of publicationIreland
ContributorsUniversity of Portsmouth, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Durham University and Mary Rose Trust, No 3 Dock, H.M Naval Base, Main Road, Portsmouth
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