Colours of domestication

  title={Colours of domestication},
  author={M. Cieslak and M. Reissmann and M. Hofreiter and A. Ludwig},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  • M. Cieslak, M. Reissmann, +1 author A. Ludwig
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
  • During the last decade, coat colouration in mammals has been investigated in numerous studies. Most of these studies addressing the genetics of coat colouration were on domesticated animals. In contrast to their wild ancestors, domesticated species are often characterized by a huge allelic variability of coat‐colour‐associated genes. This variability results from artificial selection accepting negative pleiotropic effects linked with certain coat‐colour variants. Recent studies demonstrate that… CONTINUE READING
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