Thursday, 22 March 2018

Mice change their appearance as a result of frequent exposure to humans


Date:  March 16, 2018
Source:  University of Zurich

Summary:
Many tame domesticated animals have a different appearance compared to their relatives in the wild, for example white patches in their fur or shorter snouts. Researchers have now for the first time shown that wild house mice develop the same visible changes -- without selection, as a result of exposure to humans alone.


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