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lundi 19 juin 2017

Cats have been getting humans to do their bidding for 9,000 years


If your cat acts like it rules your apartment, and your soul, there's a good reason for that: Your feline descends from a long, enduring line of four-legged overlords.

A DNA analysis of more than 200 cats reveals how, over the last 9,000 years, the ancestors of today's domestic cat emerged from the Near East and Egypt to conquer the rest of the world.

The new study, published on Monday in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, suggests that long before cats became our couch-hogging, computer-smothering companions, they were hard workers — protecting barns, ships, and villages from disease-carrying rodents. Read more...

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