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Giraffe genome sequence reveals clues to its unique morphology and physiology [Nature communications]

Subject terms : biological sciences, evolution, genetics, zoology

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

The origins of giraffe’s imposing stature and associated cardiovascular adaptations are unknown. Okapi, which lacks these unique features, is giraffe’s closest relative and provides a useful comparison, to identify genetic variation underlying giraffe’s long neck and cardiovascular system. The genomes of giraffe and okapi were sequenced, and through comparative analyses genes and pathways were identified that exhibit unique genetic changes and likely contribute to giraffe’s unique features.(...)

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