Ancient genes vital for dolphin survival

Press/Media: ResearchAcademic

Description

Ancient genes that predate the last Ice Age may be the key to survival, at least if you are a dolphin, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews. 

Genes up to 2.3 million-years-old helped the bottlenose dolphin adapt to new habitats through changes in behavior and may be the secret to their survival and range expansion, according to the new research published in Science Advances.

Period29-Oct-2021

Media coverage

1

Media coverage

  • TitleAncient genes vital for dolphin survival
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPhys.org
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date29/10/2021
    DescriptionAncient genes that predate the last Ice Age may be the key to survival, at least if you are a dolphin, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews.

    Genes up to 2.3 million-years-old helped the bottlenose dolphin adapt to new habitats through changes in behavior and may be the secret to their survival and range expansion, according to the new research published in Science Advances.
    Producer/AuthorUniversity of St Andrews
    URLhttps://phys.org/news/2021-10-ancient-genes-vital-dolphin-survival.html
    PersonsMichael Fontaine