Forum > Birds In The News > Extreme-altitude Birds Evolved Same Trait Via Different Mutations

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From Science Daily, New York Times and BBC on 20-Feb-2018 12:30

All extreme-altitude birds have evolved especially efficient systems for delivering scarce oxygen to their tissues. But a new study has found that these birds often evolved different blueprints for assembling the proteins -- hemoglobins -- that actually capture oxygen in the Himalayas and Andes.


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