New Perspectives of the “Fox model” in the Study of Behaviour Genetics

Publication type Article
Status Published
Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois
Address: USA, Illinois
Journal namePriroda
EditionIssue №12

In August 2018 the journal “Nature Ecology & Evolution” published an article “Red fox genome assembly identities genomic regions associated with tame and aggressive behaviours”. The authors first in the world deciphered the genome of the red fox and have got the latest data on the genetic basis of the behaviour of this animal. The leader of the international research team assistant professor of the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois (USA) Anna Kukekova told the correspondent of the journal “Priroda” about the opportunities that open up as a result of the work.

Keywordsgenome of the red fox, domestication, domestication syndrome, social behaviour of mammals, Williams—Beuren syndrome
Publication date14.01.2019
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