The genome of domesticated animals: what makes camels so special

The domestication of camels must have proceeded in a unique way. Like other domesticated animals, Old World camels were bred using selection criteria for tameness. Unlike most domesticates, however, they lack secondary bottlenecks usually associated with breed development. An international research team led by Vetmeduni Vienna (Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology) has found evidence to support this observation at the genetic level.

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