News From the Field
The story of animal domestication retold
April 17, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A review of recent research on the domestication of large herbivores for "The Modern View of Domestication," a special feature of PNAS, suggests that neither intentional breeding nor genetic isolation were as significant as traditionally thought.Full Story
Washington University in St. Louis
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