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domesticate

(də-mĕs′tĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. domesti·cated, domesti·cating, domesti·cates
a. To train or adapt (an animal or plant) to live in a human environment and be of use to humans.
b. To introduce and accustom (an animal or plant) into another region; naturalize.
n. (-kət, -kāt′)
A plant or animal that has been adapted to live in a human environment.

do·mes′ti·ca′tion n.
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Our results are discussed based on the question as to whether the current cultivated olive derived from a single domestication event in the Levant followed by secondary diversification or whether it is the result of independent domestication events.
This haplogroup was regarded as a relatively ancient population expansion which has corresponded to the first domestication event of goats in nearly 10000 years ago (Luikart et al.
The closer an ant-fungus sits on the tree to a free-living relative, the more likely it is that domestication was recent, Mueller argues.
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In addition to her current duties as sheet and blanket buyer for The Company Store, Susan Toschesa will now buy towels for both brands, while Colleen Hoffman, window treatment and furniture coverings buyer for Domestications, will buy tabletop for both brands.
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Kaul, who came from Fingerhut, and Domestications president Michael Ippolito, were brought in two years ago to reset the course of the ailing Domestications catalog.