报告题目：Recent studies at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics
报告人： Nikolay S. YUDIN
报告人简介： Nikolay S. YUDIN，来自俄罗斯科学院的细胞学和遗传学研究所（IC&G SD RAS，位于新西伯利亚），主要从事貂的遗传学和形状研究。IC&G 研究所致力于从基因层面探索物种的变异，进行以及行为特征（如应激性，繁殖系统，遗传性疾病，固氮共生等）。
报告摘要：The on-going disruption of ecological equilibrium in Siberia leads to the extinction of numerous wild and aboriginal species of domestic animals in the region. Aboriginal genepool is of great importance not only for biodiversity preservation but as a source of specific genetic resources to improve important economic traits of Siberian agricultural animals. The following animal breeds are being preserved and studied: Grey Ukrainian cattle, Yakutian cattle, Yakutian horse, Altai horse, Kulunda fur-cloak sheep, European bison, Altai snowcock. And the main purpose of our work is to demonstrate how mink has become a domesticate animal.Professor Trapezov proceeded from the development of specific estimates of domestic behavior in mink, using the “hand catch test”. Then starting populations includes individuals that were more tamable or more aggressive were established. As a result, two types of minks were distinguished, showing domestic or aggressive behavior.Do changes in brain biochemistry take place in the course of mink domestication? In minks showing aggressive response to human, the level of serotonin in the hypothalamus and corpus striatum was reduced in comparison with domestic minks. The higher level of brain serotonin in domestic animals can make them less aggressive.