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    High Altitude Adaptation in Tibetan Mastiffs

    It seems to come from interbreeding with Tibetan wolves.

    See:
    http://scienmag.com/tibetan-mastiff-...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."

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    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."


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    Interesting.
    Tibetans themselves would have acquired this "special high altitude powers", thanks to the interbreeding with Denisovans, supposedly: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/...-ancient-human

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