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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It is usually considered that the center of primary olive domestication, from wild progenitors, began roughly around 6000 BP in the Middle East, near the border between Turkey and Syria [1, 5].
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) .Mitochondrial DNA plays a key role in the study of evolution and phylogeny and has been widely used to study goat domestication process and origin (Han et al.
Four years ago, Mueller and a group of collaborators characterized some of the mystery fungi as varieties in the family of parasol mushrooms and began the task of tracing the history of its domestication. One possibility was beautifully simple: Ants had domesticated one fungus and passed it as a keepsake from mother queen to daughter queen.
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.
"Several years ago, the Company Store and Domestications were consolidated under John DiFrancesco [current president of the Company Store group].
As part of the restructuring, Sheri Vorovitz-Linda was appointed director of bedding lines for Domestications, overseeing all of the catalog's bedding buyers and assistants.
Domestications' and The Company Store's marketing teams will report to Rebecca Ackerman, vice president of marketing.
Domestications, Hanover's moderately priced bed-and-bath catalog, continues to undergo a revamp.
"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. Prior to joining Hanover, Mintz was vice president of merchandising for Lillian Vernon where he was instrumental in starting up that company's home furnishings business.
With his new position, Goldberg will also oversee Domestications and Domestications Kitchen & Garden.