Category Archives: domestication

Domesticated genes gone wild

Artificial selection of domesticated plants and animals has been cited as a test case for natural selection since Charles Darwin first conceived the latter concept. But we generally consider that these two forms of selection operate to very different ends—that … Continue reading

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In the holiday spirit

It’s that time of year again, where conifers across the globe are chopped down and taken into people’s homes or workplaces in celebration of Christmas. According to the IUFRO (International Organizations of Forest Organizations), over 80 million trees are consumed … Continue reading

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