Similar evolutionary paths in the domestication of goats and sheep
Published on March 06, 2018
Press release published by UGA/CNRS/USMB
By comparing the genome changes observed in goat and sheep, researchers has taken the first step towards characterising the genetic basis underpinning the ‘domestication syndrome’.
During domestication processes, humans have shaped the characteristics of wild species in order to exploit them. The genetic mechanisms behind induced changes are still poorly understood to this day, including those that would explain the occurrence of similar traits in different domestic species. However, by (...)