Animal domestification

Opašić, Matija (2010) Animal domestification. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Animal domestification is one of the most significant events in human history. It has enabled transition from hunter-gatherer type of life to sedentary, and that has lead to fast progress of mankind. We can only guess if that process was conscious. The most probable reasons were extinction of big mammals and change of climate before approximately 10 000 years. Origin locations for domestification were Fertile Crescent and Eastern China, but new studies show that process was independent for some animals in more locations. There are some conditions that every specie has to fulfill so it could be domestificated, and crucial conditions are breeding in captivity and tameness/lack of fear in proximity of people. Process is different form specie to specie but they all show changes in morphology, physiology and behavior. Improvement in molecular techniques has enabled new approach in search for ancestors trough mtDNA, microsatellites and Y chromosome, and they already give valuable informations about complexity of domestification.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Mrakovčić, Milorad
Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 10
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 11:19
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 11:19

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