Biotech Updates

Giant Panda's Genes Will Save Them from Extinction

October 23, 2013

Giant pandas have better tolerance to environmental stresses than previously perceived by scientists. Sheng Guo-Fang and colleagues at Zheijang University in China investigated the genes of giant pandas that have evolved in response to environmental stresses and found that the markers had more genetic diversity compared to similar genes in other endangered species. The results of the study could help scientists select populations of giant panda that can be used to have successful captive breeding programs. It could also help conservationists in maintaining the genetic diversity of giant pandas in the wild.

Read the original article at The results of the study is published at BMC Evolutional Biology journal: