ans42 - Jan 09 History of domestication Evolutionary Development

Ans42 - Jan 09 History of domestication Evolutionary Development

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Jan 09 2008 Domestication terms Process of Domestication domesticating Evolution evidence Initiated now? Traits favoring domestication Wild Domesticated – can be feral, (goats, horses) Tame Feral – an animal that is one of a domesticated species that no longer is integrated into human “community” ( may or maynot be tamed) Domestication is an evolutionary process Wild domesticated feral If animals are feral long enough do they ever go back to “wild”, Yes, wild wolfs dogs into more wild state. If we supply food to an animal, we are relieving the animal from having to find food on its own, so the ability of the animal to find food on its own goes away. - Aggressiveness in a house hold, released because they no longer need to be aggressive in the household. - Furless cat, doesn’t need to stay warm because its in the house Handout – can’t be verified. Proposed scheme for domesticated evolution. Evidence for domestication process,
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ANS 42 taught by Professor Oberbauer during the Spring '07 term at UC Davis.

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Ans42 - Jan 09 History of domestication Evolutionary Development

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