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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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In recent years in addition to archaeological and zooarchaeological evidence molecular studies have become one of the most powerful tools for the study of livestock origin in the process of domestication (Zeder 2006) .
The closer an ant-fungus sits on the tree to a free-living relative, the more likely it is that domestication was recent, Mueller argues.
Domestications splashed 10 percent off all over its catalog, and at times combined it with other promotions.
Scientists generally trace the domestication of the wild ox, or aurochs, to about 10,000 years ago in ancient Turkey or nearby parts of southwest Asia.
In addition to her current duties as sheet and blanket buyer for The Company Store, Susan Toschesa will now buy towels for both brands, while Colleen Hoffman, window treatment and furniture coverings buyer for Domestications, will buy tabletop for both brands.
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.
Owned by Hanover Direct here, Domestications offers an assortment of private-label and national brand home textiles and home furnishings items.
com, joins Hanover's portfolio of home furnishing catalogs: Domestications, Scandia Down, the high-end Turiya, Domestications Kitchen & Garden, Kitchen & Home, Improvements and Gump's By Mail.
Kaul, who came from Fingerhut, and Domestications president Michael Ippolito, were brought in two years ago to reset the course of the ailing Domestications catalog.
Hanover Direct, parent company of Domestications and The Company Store home furnishings catalogs, reported its first profitable quarter since 1994.