Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Evolution of dogs

BBC Science correspondent Jonathan Amos has written with his usual clarity and expertise an interesting overview of current research on the possible impact of genes on the domestication of dogs

Dog evolved `on the waste dump'

Check also the article with much nicer title written by Virginia Hughes in National Geographic

People and dogs: A Genetic Love Story

Both articles are inspired by the work of Erik Axelsson and his team in the Biomedical Centre of Uppsala University, Sweden

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

published online in Nature January 23, 2013