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Domestication is a phenomenon whereby a wild biological organism is habituated to survive in the company of human beings.

Domesticated animals, plants, and other organisms are those whose collective behavior, life cycle, or physiology has been altered as a result of their breeding and living conditions being under human control for multiple generations.

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