Floppy ears, white patches symptoms of 'domestication syndrome'

July 14, 2014 11:07 PM

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"This interesting idea (the new theory) based in developmental biology brings us closer to solving a riddle that's been with us a long time," said Mark Johnston.

"Because Darwin made his observations just as the science of genetics was beginning, the domestication syndrome is one of the oldest problems in the field," said Adam Wilkins, a researcher from the Humboldt University of Berlin and co-author of a new study on the subject.

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