Genetic secrets of the world’s toughest little bird

Scientists have revealed the genetic secrets of how a small bird, Parus humilis
(ground tit) can survive in one of the most hostile environments on earth – the Tibetan plateau, the largest high-altitude land mass in the world.

The study found molecular signatures in the ground tit genome which reveal how it copes with the extreme living conditions of this habitat, said co-authors Professor David Lambert and Dr. Sankar Subramanian from Griffith University.

Read the full article here: Genetic Secrets Of The Ground Tit, The World’s Toughest Little Bird

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