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domestication

[də‚mes·tə′kā·shən]
(biology)
The adaptation of an animal or plant through breeding in captivity to a life intimately associated with and advantageous to humans.
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The DNA evidence further suggests that multiple domestications of wild barley in Western Asia were followed by potentially more complex routes for the spread of cultivated barley into Europe than was previously envisaged.
In the same issue of Science as Mueller's fungal family tree, Jared Diamond compares crop domestication in ants and people.
The Company's catalog and Internet portfolio of home fashions, apparel and gift brands include Domestications, The Company Store, Company Kids, Silhouettes, International Male, Scandia Down, and Gump's By Mail.
Three centers of cattle domestication may have existed, with no crossbreeding of animals until sometime after 2,000 years ago.
Both Hoffman and Vorovitz-Linda report to Simms, as does the Domestications design group.
Simply tell us your style, color, and pattern preferences, along with your decorating goals and we will select designs that suit your space; or Always In Style can redecorate with you, room-by-room, 24 hours, 7 days a week," advises Lisa Nuttall, Vice President of Design for Domestications.
Domestications is the largest specialty direct retailer of home textiles in the country featuring sheets, towels, and other items for the home.
He has a strong ability to create a spirit of teamwork, and that is something that is critical to us here at Domestications.
Mintz joined Hanover in 1998 as vice president of merchandising for Domestications.
Mike Ippolito, formerly president of Domestications, left Hanover at the beginning of November to pursue other interests.
While many e-tailers have found themselves stuck in a virtual sand trap, Domestications is moving confidently forward, fine-tuning and perfecting its e-commerce game.