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Angela
08-12-16, 20:38
It seems to come from interbreeding with Tibetan wolves.

See:
http://scienmag.com/tibetan-mastiff-gained-high-altitude-adaptation-after-domestication-by-wolf-interbreeding/

"Their new study demonstrates strong genetic evidence that, when man first settled into the Tibetan plateau, the recently domesticated Tibetan Mastiff interbred with the Tibet grey wolf, and a DNA swap being introduced at two genomic hotspots is the key to acquiring their special high altitude powers."

"Their new study demonstrates strong genetic evidence that, when man first settled into the Tibetan plateau, the recently domesticated Tibetan Mastiff interbred with the Tibet grey wolf, and a DNA swap being introduced at two genomic hotspots is the key to acquiring their special high altitude powers."

Regio X
09-12-16, 17:56
Interesting.
Tibetans themselves would have acquired this "special high altitude powers", thanks to the interbreeding with Denisovans, supposedly: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/07/tibetans-inherited-high-altitude-gene-ancient-human