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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition$
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Ádám Miklósi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646661.001.0001

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The emergence of phenotypic novelty

The emergence of phenotypic novelty

(p.153) Chapter 7 The emergence of phenotypic novelty
Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Ádám Miklósi

Oxford University Press

This chapter investigates the emergence of novel traits that distinguish dogs from their ancestors. It does so from a proximal perspective; that is, what kind of mechanisms are behind the phenotypic difference between wolf and dog. It discusses the evolutionary mechanisms causing phenotypic changes; and similarities and differences between wolves and dogs. It argues that the difference between dogs and wolves cannot be attributed to a single, specific genetic or developmental process. Dogs seem to be an example of mosaic evolution where various phenotypic traits have been dissociated and the changes have been controlled by a wide array of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms.

Keywords:   dog behaviour, wolves, novel traits, phenotypic differences

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