An Experiment on Fox Domestication and Debatable Issues of Evolution of the Dog

  title={An Experiment on Fox Domestication and Debatable Issues of Evolution of the Dog},
  author={Lyudmila N. Trut and I. Z. Plyusnina and Irina N. Oskina},
  journal={Russian Journal of Genetics},
This paper is a review of the results of the authors obtained in a long-term experiment on fox domestication. Debatable issues of dog evolution are discussed in light of these results. It is demonstrated that genetic physiological mechanisms of the behavior transformation during selection and the nature of the arising phenotypic changes are associated with retarded development of corresponding ontogenetic processes. As a result of this retardation, the adult animals retain juvenile traits of… 
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