Humans Domesticated Yeast Through Bread-Making: Study
Humans Domesticated Yeast Through Bread-Making: Study
Over centuries of cultivating Saccharomyces cerevisiae to make dough, bakers have put selective pressure on the species, causing it to diverge into two distinct groups, according to the authors.
Humans Domesticated Yeast Through Bread-Making: Study
Humans Domesticated Yeast Through Bread-Making: Study

Over centuries of cultivating Saccharomyces cerevisiae to make dough, bakers have put selective pressure on the species, causing it to diverge into two distinct groups, according to the authors.

Over centuries of cultivating Saccharomyces cerevisiae to make dough, bakers have put selective pressure on the species, causing it to diverge into two distinct groups, according to the authors.

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DNA Evidence Shows Ancient Humans and Dogs Migrated Together
DNA Evidence Shows Ancient Humans and Dogs Migrated Together
Lisa Winter | Oct 31, 2020
The study is the first to show a genomic relationship between dogs and humans on the move.
Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication
Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication
Amy Schleunes | Mar 30, 2020
Scientists identify a transcription factor that plays a key role in increased fruit size.
Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2020
A museum sample of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian crop plant yields genomic information that helps researchers track the plant’s domestication and migration.
Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch
Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch
Amy Schleunes | Jan 17, 2020
A new study shows wolf pups responding to vocal encouragement from humans.
Famous Fox Domestication Experiment Challenged
Famous Fox Domestication Experiment Challenged
Emily Makowski | Dec 4, 2019
The tamed foxes, whose appearances changed with breeding, weren’t wild to begin with, say the authors of a new study.
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019
Dogs have stronger facial muscles compared to wolves, giving them the sad or “puppy dog eyes” look.
Ancient Teeth Tell the History of Equine Dentistry
Ancient Teeth Tell the History of Equine Dentistry
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Researchers studied 3,000-year-old skeletal remains from Mongolia to understand the origins of veterinary dental practices.
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Catherine Offord | Jul 5, 2018
European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.
Image of the Day: Jasper the Cat
Image of the Day: Jasper the Cat
The Scientist Staff | May 22, 2018
Researchers found a previously undiscovered hepadnavirus in an immunocompromised cat.