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Early Canid Domestication: The Farm-Fox Experiment

Foxes bred for tamability in a 40-year experiment exhibit remarkable transformations that suggest an interplay between behavioral genetics and development

Lyudmila Trut


This article is dedicated to the memory of Dmitry K. Belyaev. The research was supported by grants RBD000 and RBD300 from the International Scientific Funds, grants 93-04-06936 and 96-04-49972 from the Russian Fund of Fundamental Research, and grant 1757 of the Russian University Fund. The author expresses her gratitude to Anna Fadeeva for translation of the manuscript from Russian into English. She is also grateful to Irina Plysnina for help during preparation of the manuscript and to Yekaterina Omelchenko for technical assistance.


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