The latest study found that the unique pattern of tabby cats appeared in the Middle Ages, and it was not until the 18th century. The discovery in a large -scale study. The research uses DNA analysis to track the geographical dispersion and domestication of cats from ancient times to modern cats. Dr. Alison Crowther of the University of Queensland, Australia, said: "This study published today in" natural ecology and evolution "reveals the origin of one of our oldest pets and unprecedented spread of global communication. Inpayment. "Before this study, we actually knew very little about the domestication and decentralization of cats. In view of the popularity of pet cats today, this is quite surprising. The cats are now available in all continents except Antarctica and the most remote areas in the world. The descendants of Felis Lybica (also known as African wild cats) near East Wild Cats, but due to the lack of cats in archeological records, it is difficult to determine how these cats conquer this world, Dr. Crowther said. . She analyzed hundreds of ancient and modern cats from Europe, North Africa, East Africa, and Southwest Asia. The researchers obtained DNA from hundreds of cats (including cat mummy). The samples are from cats with a history of more than 9,000 years of history, that is, the agriculture that humans appeared as hunting collectors in the early 20th century. Dr. Klaidiooorooror, the University of Belgium, the common author, said that the analysis showed that the conquest originated from two waves of dispersion-first from near east to Egypt. The cats found in a cemetery with a history of 9,500 years in Cyprus, indicating that farmers in the early Neolithic era used cats in the early Neolithic era to help control rodents attracting grains. DNA evidence shows that the blood of this cat was spread to Bulgaria and Romania within 3,000 years. The ability to control rodents is one of the reasons for domestication. In the second colonial wave thousands of years later, Egyptian cats were introduced to Europe in Rome, which is more common than cats from nearby. The cats in Egypt have been further spread with the help of the Viking, such as the cat DNA found in the Pirate Pirates of the Lalvik Pirates in the 7th century. ottoni said that their research shows that "the special society and cultural background of Egyptian society may promote the evolution of cats to be more friendly to humans. Easy, a portrait of the Egyptians more than 3,000 years ago was a cat sitting under a chair. During the Middle Ages, this Egyptian cat along the Trade route was spread all over the Mediterranean. Rondor. Dr. ottoni said: "As a partner animal, the role of them as a pest control agent on the ship may have determined the success of Egyptian cats along the trade route. "The researchers found that during the Ottoman Empire, the gene mutations of the pattern of the pattern of the pattern appeared. The cats currently accounting for 80 % of cats are more common in Southwest Asia, Africa and Europe. The eighth century is quite common. , but the researchers said that the physical traits were not selected for the production of fancy varieties until the 19th century. , despite the "domesticated" cats, Dr. OTTONI said that they were still "quite independent of independence , Even as companions of pets and families, they still maintain their congenital plunder skills. "" The modern genome shows the main changes in behavior characteristics of the cat: cats have become more friendly, tolerated "human beings enter the family into the family , "Enjoy the product of life" with humans. He said.
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