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Feline genetics helps identify first-ever domestication of cats, MU study finds

Feline genetics helps identify first-ever domestication of cats, MU study finds

picture: Cat see After Credit: University of Missouri COLUMBIA, Missouri — Nearly 10,000 years ago, humans settling the Fertile Crescent, the regions of the Middle East surrounding the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, first transitioned from hunter-gatherers to farmers. They have developed close ties to rodent-eating cats that conveniently served as ancient pest control in early …

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Feline genetics helps identify the very first domestication of cats

Feline genetics helps identify the very first domestication of cats

Principal component analyzes (PCA) of genetic variation in random and wild felines. a PCA plot of SNP data (NOT = 983). b PCA plot of STR data (NOT=1861). A single dot represents an individual, the shape represents a geographical region, the color represents a geographical sub-region. The two feral cat populations are denoted by different …

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