[Neuroendocrine and neurochemical mechanisms of the domestication of animals].

@article{Naumenko1987NeuroendocrineAN,
  title={[Neuroendocrine and neurochemical mechanisms of the domestication of animals].},
  author={E. V. Naumenko and Nina K. Popova and Lyudmila N Ivanova},
  journal={Genetika},
  year={1987},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={1011-25}
}
A review of experimental data documenting that domestication of animals is associated with hereditary reorganization of neuro-endocrine mechanisms, responsible for basic processes of ontogeny, is presented. The data demonstrated changes in gonadal and pituitary-adrenal systems in domesticated animals. Analysis of evidence that selection for low aggressiveness towards man is, in fact, the selection for definite activity of brain neurotransmitters regulating aggressive behaviour and emotional… CONTINUE READING

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