Hypoxia Adaptation to High Altitude in Tibetan Mastiff Dogs

ImageJust as studies have revealed that Tibetans (humans) living at high altitude have undergone genetic hypoxia adaptation (to levels of oxygen lower than at lesser altitudes) recent study of Tibetan dog adaptation to high altitude indicate similar findings. You can read the whole story online at ScienceDaily.com in the article entitled ‘Tibetan mastiffs equally adapted to high altitudes of Tibet‘. It’s not a startling revelation, but confirms what makes sense. Humans and (other) animals are highly adaptive to the stresses and strains of varying environments. Read the Tibetan mastiff adaptation story at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140211174803.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fdogs+%28Dogs+News+–+ScienceDaily%2. (Photo, above, courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org)

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