Dogs’ ears were not always floppy: Domestication syndrome

July 14, 2014 11:39 PM

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New hypothesis involves neural crest cells

If you notice that domesticated mammals tend to be more tame, have floppier ears, softer jawlines and more “juvenile” faces, you’re not alone – Charles Darwin made the same observation some 140 years ago. It almost seems self-explanatory – of course domesticated animals are tamer, that’s why we dome...

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