Bridgett vonHoldt

Bridgett vonHoldt

May 19, 2018

Group 6 Copy 152
1
Please wait...

About This Project

My lab studies the genetic changes that promoted the domestication of dogs from wolves. We recently found a few genetic mutations that occur in both dogs and wolves that appear to increase their friendliness towards humans. I hypothesize that these genes harbor more mutations in dogs that further increase friendly behavior. To test this, we need to sequence nine canines. We have sequenced six, and the funding will go towards completing the remaining three sequences.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Lost in the mountains: Describing new species in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Biodiversity is not evenly distributed on the planet, but is concentrated in hotspots, with high conservation...

How do gorillas see the world?

An animals' "umwelt" is the way in which they perceive the world. With the use of eye-tracking technology...

The first look at pumas and reintroduced endangered wolves of northern México

Puma (Puma concolor) ecology in northern Mexico is essentially unknown and thus far, has relied on camera...

Backer Badge Funded

A biology project funded by 44 people