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Mar. 29th, 2004

10:23 pm - Taming Foxes

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Via Flutterby:

Ever wonder why many dog breeds have floppy ears? Or why horses often have a white patch in the middle of their forehead? The results of a 40+ year experiment to domesticate foxes suggests that these physical characteristics co-vary with the endocrinal and developmental changes associated with breeding animals for friendliness to humans:

Early Canid Domestication: The Farm-Fox Experiment by Lyudmila N. Trut

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From:selfishgene
Date:March 30th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC)
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My favorite genetics experiment. (Except for the clone I'm building in the basement;)
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From:kwsapphire
Date:March 30th, 2004 11:08 pm (UTC)
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Very cool. I want a pet fox. I wonder if I can get one...
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