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Evolution during Domestication

  1. Paul Gepts1,
  2. Roberto Papa2

Published Online: 29 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003071



How to Cite

Gepts, P. and Papa, R. 2003. Evolution during Domestication. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California, Davis, California, USA

  2. 2

    Università degli Studi di Ancona, Ancona, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2003


During the process of domestication, plants and animals have evolved under conscious and unconscious selection by humans.


  • crop;
  • agriculture;
  • breeding;
  • food