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It was announced that the genomes for tigers, lions, and snow leopards were sequenced. This helps scientists learn a lot about these cats, such has how a snow leopard can survive in high altitudes.

It was also determined that tigers and house cats share 95.6% of their DNA in common. If anything, I’m a bit surprised by how small that figure is. However, as I’ve often noted, it’s the diversity among the cat species–how a single platform has evolved a variety of capabilities–that fascinates me.
95.6% Tiger

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Posted 2013-09-19 by Mr. Guilt in cats, feline conservation, Interesting

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