Posts Tagged ‘Tibetan Plateau’

Scientists Reveal How Humans Spread Onto Tibetan Plateau

Based on a comprehensive review of past archaeological work, researchers in China have proposed how ancient humans spread onto the Tibetan Plateau.

(pre)Historical genetics still has to be historical

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The genetics and history of Tibet are fascinating to many. To be honest the primary reason here is elevation. The Tibetan plateau has served as a fortress for populations who have adapted biologically and culturally to the extreme…

The genome sequence of Tibetan antelope sheds new light on high-altitude adaptation

How can the Tibetan antelope live at elevations of 4,000-5,000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau? Investigators rom Qinghai University, BGI, and other institutes now provide evidence of genetic factors that may be associated with the species’ adaption to…

Organic Pollutants Now Accumulating in Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau

Toxic chemicals are accumulating in the ecosystems of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau, researchers warn in the first comprehensive study to assess levels of certain organic pollutants in that part of the world. [More]

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