Comparative Analysis of the Domestic Cat Genome Reveals Genetic Signatures Underlying Feline Biology and Domestication
Contributor(s):: Michael J. Montague, Gang Li, Barbara Gandolfi, Razib Khan, Brownwen L. Aken, Steven M. J. Searle, Patrick Minx, Ladeana W. Hillier, Daniel C. Koboldt, Brian W. Davis, Carlos A. Driscoll, Christina S. Barr, Kevin Blackistone, Javier Quilez, Belen Lorente-Galdos, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Can Alkan, Gregg W.C. Thomas, Matthew W. Hahn, Marilyn Menotti-Raymond, Stephen J. O\'Brien, Richard K. Wilson, Leslie A. Lyons, William J. Murphy, Wesley C. Warren
Little is known about the genetic changes that distinguish domestic cat populations from their wild progenitors. Here we describe a high-quality domestic cat reference genome assembly and comparative inferences made with other cat breeds, wildcats, and other mammals. Based upon these comparisons,...
Ameliorating nonhuman animals' lives: Erin McKenna's pets, people, and pragmatism
Contributor(s):: Palop, L. de T.
This review article discusses Erin McKenna's pragmatist theory concerning the ethical treatment of companion animals, which she lays out in Pets, People and Pragmatism. McKenna develops a middle-ground view between the two opposite positions that frame the current debate on companion animals,...
Breed differences in everyday behaviour of dogs
Contributor(s):: Asp, H. E., Fikse, W. F., Nilsson, K., Strandberg, E.
The domestication of the dog and the ensuing breed creation has resulted in a plethora of dog breeds that differ not only in morphology but also in terms of behaviour. In addition, a majority of the dogs today are no longer utilized for their working ability, but are mainly kept as companion...
The economics of the right to keep a dog: a case study of a private housing complex in Hong Kong
Contributor(s):: Yau, Yung, Chiu, ShukMan
Dog guardianship has gained popularity in many cities as a result of animal domestication. In spite of its benefits, dog guardianship in high-density urban housing creates certain problems, including increased health risks. Conflicts between different interested parties over the right to keep...
The Dog-Human Bond: Domesticating Each Other
Contributor(s):: Hobgood-Oster, Laura
Perception of social cues in dogs and humans: A comparative perspective
Contributor(s):: Rossi, Alejandra
Consistency in European seabass coping styles: a life-history approach
Contributor(s):: Ferrari, S., Millot, S., Leguay, D., Chatain, B., Begout, M. L.
Recent years have seen a growth of interest in the consistent differences in individual behaviour over time and contexts constituting the so-called "individual coping styles". An understanding of this inter-individual variation is essential to improve our knowledge of the adaptive value of...
Strategic use of straw increases nest building in loose housed farrowing sows
Contributor(s):: Westin, R., Hultgren, J., Algers, B.
In spite of domestication, sows are still genetically programmed to perform nesting behaviour close to farrowing. In order to facilitate nest building, a method for a strategic use of large quantities of straw has been developed by Swedish piglet producing farmers. The objectives of the present...
Evaluating demographic models for goat domestication using mtDNA sequences
Contributor(s):: Gerbault, P., Powell, A., Thomas, M. G.
Routes of migration and exchange are important factors in the debate about how the Neolithic transition spread into Europe. Studying the genetic diversity of livestock can help in tracing back some of these past events. Notably, domestic goat ( Capra hircus) did not have any wild progenitors (...
The anthropozoology of domestication for milk productionAnthropozoologie de la domestication laitiere
Contributor(s):: Poplin, F.
Milk draws its substance from a living being of flesh and blood and from plant matter full of scents, through a two-cycle digestive system and fermentation in vivo, that of ruminants, which are also animals that provide meat ("you drink my milk, you eat my meat"). The pig, the "outlaw" of...
The milky way: the implications of using animal milk products in infant feeding
Contributor(s):: Howcroft, R., Eriksson, G., Liden, K.
Animal milks have been used in infant feeding for at least a few millennia, but this can only have become a common practice after the domestication of dairy animals during the Neolithic. Neolithic population increase has often been attributed to the effect of a reduction in breastfeeding duration...
Konrad Lorenz y la pregunta sobre el origen del perro
Contributor(s):: Oeser, Erhard
Rationality in the Domesticated Dog and Other Non-Human Animals
Contributor(s):: Osto, Kate
'Bamboo spine' in a migration period horse from Hungary
Contributor(s):: Bartosiewicz, Laszlo
A biometric re-evaluation of recent claims for early Upper Palaeolithic wolf domestication in Eurasia
Contributor(s):: Boudadi-Maligne, Myriam, Escarguel, Gilles
A dog's life among the Waisais; the world's most pampered pets are gentle as lambs to their masters but vicious beyond words toward strangers
Contributor(s):: Guppy, Nicholas
A geometric morphometric re-evaluation of the use of dental form to explore differences in horse (Equus caballus) populations and its potential zooarchaeological application
Contributor(s):: Seetah, Krish
A preliminary study on the role of plants and animals at Badigaon agicultural community :an ethno-bio-archaeological perspective
Contributor(s):: Hoque, Seema
A study in history of domestication of horses on the light of the cuneiform inscriptions and archaeological materials
Contributor(s):: Rāwī, Fārūq Nāṣir
A study of African wild ass behavior provides insights into conservation issues, domestication processes and archaeological interpretation
Contributor(s):: Marshall, Fiona