The genomic signature of dog domestication reveals adaptation to a starch-rich diet

  title={The genomic signature of dog domestication reveals adaptation to a starch-rich diet},
  author={E. Axelsson and A. Ratnakumar and M. Arendt and K. Maqbool and M. Webster and M. Perloski and O. Liberg and J. Arnemo and {\AA}. Hedhammar and K. Lindblad-Toh},
  • E. Axelsson, A. Ratnakumar, +7 authors K. Lindblad-Toh
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • The domestication of dogs was an important episode in the development of human civilization. The precise timing and location of this event is debated and little is known about the genetic changes that accompanied the transformation of ancient wolves into domestic dogs. Here we conduct whole-genome resequencing of dogs and wolves to identify 3.8 million genetic variants used to identify 36 genomic regions that probably represent targets for selection during dog domestication. Nineteen of these… CONTINUE READING

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