How did the giraffe get its long neck? Clues now revealed by new genome sequencing

Posted by on May 17, 2016 4:18 pm
Categories: Science

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.

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