How did the giraffe get its long neck?  For the first time, the…

How did the giraffe get its long neck? 

For the first time, the genomes of the giraffe and its closest living relative, the reclusive okapi of the African rainforest, have been sequenced — revealing the first clues about the genetic changes that led to the evolution of the giraffe’s exceptionally long neck and its record-holding ranking as the world’s tallest land species. The research will be published in the scientific journal Nature Communications on May 17, 2016.

Full article: http://news.psu.edu/story/410769/2016/05/17/research/how-did-giraffe-get-its-long-neck

By: Penn State.

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How did the giraffe get its long neck?  For the first time, the…

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