domestication

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Summary: A systematic process of adapting wild species of animals and plants into new environments often in close association or proximity to humans.

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  1. Purfield D, McParland S, Wall E, Berry D. The distribution of runs of homozygosity and selection signatures in six commercial meat sheep breeds. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176780 pubmed publisher
    b>Domestication and the subsequent selection of animals for either economic or morphological features can leave a variety of imprints on the genome of a population...
  2. Varshney R, Saxena R, Upadhyaya H, Khan A, Yu Y, Kim C, et al. Whole-genome resequencing of 292 pigeonpea accessions identifies genomic regions associated with domestication and agronomic traits. Nat Genet. 2017;49:1082-1088 pubmed publisher
    ..On the basis of a scan for selective sweeps, we find several genomic regions that were likely targets of domestication and breeding...
  3. Chen J, Ni P, Li X, Han J, Jakovlić I, Zhang C, et al. Population size may shape the accumulation of functional mutations following domestication. BMC Evol Biol. 2018;18:4 pubmed publisher
    ..were calculated for each species to evaluate the changes in accumulation of functional mutations after domestication relative to pre-domestication period. Correlation analysis revealed that the most recent (~ 10...
  4. Wang Y, Hu Y, He D, Chen S, Li S, Lan D, et al. Contribution of both positive selection and relaxation of selective constraints to degeneration of flyability during geese domestication. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0185328 pubmed publisher
    ..geese and their wild ancestors, and the degeneration of flyability is a key marker of the successful domestication of wild geese...
  5. Hranilovic A, Bely M, Masneuf Pomarede I, Jiranek V, Albertin W. The evolution of Lachancea thermotolerans is driven by geographical determination, anthropisation and flux between different ecosystems. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184652 pubmed publisher
    ..from anthropic environments, in particular grapes and wine, were genetically close, thus suggesting domestication events within the species...
  6. Marin J, Romero K, Rivera R, Johnson W, González B. Y-chromosome and mtDNA variation confirms independent domestications and directional hybridization in South American camelids. Anim Genet. 2017;48:591-595 pubmed publisher
    Investigations of genetic diversity and domestication in South American camelids (SAC) have relied on autosomal microsatellite and maternally-inherited mitochondrial data...
  7. Laidò G, Mangini G, Taranto F, Gadaleta A, Blanco A, Cattivelli L, et al. Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Tetraploid Wheats (Triticum turgidum L.) Estimated by SSR, DArT and Pedigree Data. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e67280 pubmed publisher
    ..on chromosome arms 2BL, 3BS and 4AL, where several genes/quantitative trait loci (QTLs) are involved in the domestication of tetraploid wheats, such as the tenacious glumes (Tg) and brittle rachis (Br) characteristics...
  8. Wu W, Liu X, Wang M, Meyer R, Luo X, Ndjiondjop M, et al. A single-nucleotide polymorphism causes smaller grain size and loss of seed shattering during African rice domestication. Nat Plants. 2017;3:17064 pubmed publisher
    ..of the most important components of grain yield and selecting large seeds has been a main target during plant domestication. Surprisingly, the grain of African cultivated rice (Oryza glaberrima Steud...
  9. Pan Y, Qu S, Bo K, Gao M, Haider K, Weng Y. QTL mapping of domestication and diversifying selection related traits in round-fruited semi-wild Xishuangbanna cucumber (Cucumis sativus L. var. xishuangbannanesis). Theor Appl Genet. 2017;130:1531-1548 pubmed publisher
    ..Flowering time and fruit size are two important traits in domestication and diversifying selection in cucumber, but their genetic basis is not well understood...

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  1. Craigon P, Hobson West P, England G, Whelan C, Lethbridge E, Asher L. "She's a dog at the end of the day": Guide dog owners' perspectives on the behaviour of their guide dog. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176018 pubmed publisher
    ..This study contributes to the literature on which behaviour is considered appropriate or inappropriate in dogs and on the nature of human-animal interactions. ..
  2. Levis C, Costa F, Bongers F, Peña Claros M, Clement C, Junqueira A, et al. Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition. Science. 2017;355:925-931 pubmed publisher
    ..Our analyses indicate that modern tree communities in Amazonia are structured to an important extent by a long history of plant domestication by Amazonian peoples.
  3. He D, Ma J, Long K, Wang X, Li X, Jiang A, et al. Differential expression of genes related to glucose metabolism in domesticated pigs and wild boar. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2017;81:1478-1483 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results provide a valuable resource for further determination of miRNA regulatory roles in pig glucose metabolism and reveal the divergence of glucose metabolism in pigs under domestication.
  4. Soyk S, Lemmon Z, Oved M, Fisher J, Liberatore K, Park S, et al. Bypassing Negative Epistasis on Yield in Tomato Imposed by a Domestication Gene. Cell. 2017;169:1142-1155.e12 pubmed publisher
    ..One founder mutation enlarged the leaf-like organs on fruits and was selected as fruit size increased during domestication. The other mutation eliminated the flower abscission zone, providing "jointless" fruit stems that reduced ..
  5. Verma G, Dhar Y, Srivastava D, Kidwai M, Chauhan P, Bag S, et al. Genome-wide analysis of rice dehydrin gene family: Its evolutionary conservedness and expression pattern in response to PEG induced dehydration stress. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176399 pubmed publisher
    ..rice might be viewed as a trait with strong evolutionary selection pressure, we observed DHNs in the light of domestication during the course of evolution...
  6. Fang L, Wang Q, Hu Y, Jia Y, Chen J, Liu B, et al. Genomic analyses in cotton identify signatures of selection and loci associated with fiber quality and yield traits. Nat Genet. 2017;49:1089-1098 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results provide a genomic basis for improving cotton cultivars and for further evolutionary analysis of polyploid crops. ..
  7. Lorant A, PEDERSEN S, Holst I, Hufford M, Winter K, Piperno D, et al. The potential role of genetic assimilation during maize domestication. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184202 pubmed publisher
    b>Domestication research has largely focused on identification of morphological and genetic differences between extant populations of crops and their wild relatives...
  8. Chacón Fuentes M, Parra L, Lizama M, Seguel I, Urzua A, Quiroz A. Plant Flavonoid Content Modified by Domestication. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:1080-1089 pubmed publisher
    Plant domestication can modify and weaken defensive chemical traits, reducing chemical defenses in plants and consequently their resistance against pests...
  9. Theofanopoulou C, Gastaldon S, O Rourke T, Samuels B, Martins P, Delogu F, et al. Self-domestication in Homo sapiens: Insights from comparative genomics. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0185306 pubmed publisher
    ..that (paleo-)genomic data can be exploited to complement the fossil record and support the idea of self-domestication in Homo sapiens, a process that likely intensified as our species populated its niche...
  10. McMichael C, Feeley K, Dick C, Piperno D, Bush M. Comment on "Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition". Science. 2017;358: pubmed publisher
    Levis et al (Research Articles, 3 March 2017, p. 925) concluded that pre-Columbian tree domestication has shaped present-day Amazonian forest composition...
  11. Junqueira A, Levis C, Bongers F, Peña Claros M, Clement C, Costa F, et al. Response to Comment on "Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition". Science. 2017;358: pubmed publisher
    ..We formally show that post-Columbian human influences on Amazonian forests are indeed important, but they have played a smaller role when compared to the persistent effects of pre-Columbian human activities on current forest composition...
  12. Fang L, Gong H, Hu Y, Liu C, Zhou B, Huang T, et al. Genomic insights into divergence and dual domestication of cultivated allotetraploid cottons. Genome Biol. 2017;18:33 pubmed publisher
    ..and construct a comprehensive variation map to provide genomic insights into the divergence and dual domestication of these two important cultivated tetraploid cotton species...