Bactrian Camel Genome Might Help Survival in Harsh Environments

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Bactrian camels have sky-high blood glucose levels, a diet loaded with salt and tend to pack away fat. These evolutionary adaptations help them survive in extremely dry and cold regions of the world.

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Rare Example of Bacterial Gene Transfer Providing Evolutionary Benefit

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A bacterial gene that has been discovered in the genome of the coffee berry borer beetle (Hypothenemus hampei) allows it to occupy a unique ecological niche and feed exclusively on coffee beans.

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