19 MAY 2011 by ideonexus

 Dog Breeding and Evolution

Another familiar example is the sculpting of the wolf, Canis lupus, into the two hundred or so breeds of dog, Canis familiaris, that are recognized as separate by the UK Kennel Club, and the larger number of breeds that are genetically isolated from one another by the apartheid-like rules of pedigree breeding. Incidentally, the wild ancestor of all domestic dogs really does seem to be the wolf and only the wolf... [...] The main point I want to draw out of domestication is its astonishing ...
Folksonomies: evolution species breeding
Folksonomies: evolution species breeding
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Dog breeding demonstrates how quickly animals can evolve, even if it's under artificial selection.