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The chicken domestication process represents a typical model of artificial selection, and gives significant insight into the general understanding of the influence of artificial selection on recognizable phenotypes. Two Japanese domesticated chicken varieties, the fighting cock (Shamo) and the...

Author(s)
Komiyama, T.; Iwama, H.; Osada, N.; Nakamura, Y.; Kobayashi, H.; Tateno, Y.; Gojobori, T.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9, 7, pp e101778
Abstract

The tradition of cockfighting is widespread throughout the world. There is no doubt that the gamecock has evolved together with the human culture of cockfighting for a long time. In Japan, there is a group of gamecocks called "Shamo" that are used specifically for cockfighting. However, the process ...

Author(s)
Komiyama, T.; Ikeo, K.; Gojobori, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Gene, 2003, 317, 1/2, pp 195-202
Abstract

Many different physical characteristics of goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus), such as celestial and telescopic eyes, fancy but uncontrollable shapes of tail fin, an unfittingly fat body, and loss of dorsal fins, provide us with a unique opportunity of studying artificial selection on phenotypic...

Author(s)
Komiyama, T.; Kobayashi, H.; Tateno, Y.; Inoko, H.; Gojobori, T.; Ikeo, K.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Gene, 2009, 430, 1/2, pp 5-11
Abstract

Chickens with exceptionally long crow are often favored all over the world, and connoisseur breeders have bred certain types of chicken exclusively for this trait. In Japan, three chicken varieties have been specifically bred to develop an exceptionally long crow of over 15 s. Although these three...

Author(s)
Komiyama, T.; Ikeo, K.; Gojobori, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Gene, 2004, 333, pp 91-99

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