Rapid adaptations of sheep to plateau and desert environments.

 

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Photo credit: ILRI

Native Chinese sheep breeds, one of which is seen here grazing on the Tibetan Plateau, are serving as a climate change bellwether (photo credit: CRIENGLISH.com).

Badass Chinese sheep quickly evolved adaptations to extreme plateau and desert environments—New study

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.