Monthly Archives: September 2012

The yak genome and adaptation to life at high altitude

The domestic yak (Bos grunniens) is an important domesticated species for Tibetans. Domestic yaks provide meat and other basic resources of necessity. The analysis of yak genome provides important insights into adaptation to a high altitude. Here discussed study was … Continue reading

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The evolutionary history of polar bears

The study of the Ursus lineage, including brown bear (Ursus arctos), black bear (Ursus americanus) and polar bear (Ursus maritimus), provides the ability of addressing the subject of adaptation to extreme (salty and glacial) environments in mammals. Moreover, in last … Continue reading

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