Tibetan Mastiffs Acquired High-Altitude Variants From Tibet Gray Wolf

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – By interbreeding with local gray wolves, Tibetan Mastiffs acquired gene variants that provided them with adaptations to a highland environment. Tibetan Mastiffs adapted quickly to high altitudes over a short amount of time. They have, for instance, thicker coats and lower hemoglobin levels than low-altitude dogs. But how these adaptations arose … Continue reading Tibetan Mastiffs Acquired High-Altitude Variants From Tibet Gray Wolf