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Domestication of animals, regardless of species, is often accompanied by simultaneous changes in several physiological and behavioral traits (e.g. growth rate and fearfulness). In this study we compared the social behavior and emotional reactivity, as measured in a battery of behavioral tests, of...

Author(s)
Wirén, A.; Jensen, P.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Behavior Genetics, 2011, 41, 2, pp 303-311
Abstract

Domestication is an evolutionary process in which animals become adapted to a life in close proximity to humans. There are typically specific selection pressures associated with this, including living in larger social groups than their wild ancestors. We hypothesized that the genotype at a major...

Author(s)
Wirén, A.; Gunnarsson, U.; Andersson, L.; Jensen, P.
Publisher
Poultry Science Association, Savoy, USA
Citation
Poultry Science, 2009, 88, 6, pp 1162-1166