Behavior genetics and the domestication of animals.

  • Per M. Jensen
  • Published 2014 in Annual review of animal biosciences


Across species, a similar suite of traits tends to develop in response to domestication, including modifications in behavior. Reduced fear and increased stress tolerance were central in early domestication, and many domestication-related behaviors may have developed as traits correlated to reduced fear. Genetic mechanisms involved in domestication of… (More)
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-animal-022513-114135


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@article{Jensen2014BehaviorGA, title={Behavior genetics and the domestication of animals.}, author={Per M. Jensen}, journal={Annual review of animal biosciences}, year={2014}, volume={2}, pages={85-104} }