Monday, March 22, 2010
Man's Best Friend Roots in Middle East
Research documented in Nature suggests that dogs were first domesticated in the Middle East.
Studying gene segments from dogs and grey wolves (from which they evolved), research indicates dogs and wolves that come from the Middle East exhibit the most genetic similarity.
Research suggests that after domestication in the Middle East, dogs interbred with wolves when they reached East Asia, allowing for dogs and wolves to share some of their genetics.