Genetic Time Bombs in Dog Breeds, Selective Breeding

Too many dogs are bred strictly for outward appearance of the breed, sadly introducing genetic time bombs into their lines.

Genetic Time Bombs in Dog Breeds Selective Breeding There are two types of dog breeders: ones who promote their breed by selecting for quality and culling dogs with genetic abnormalities, and those who breed for money.  Too many dogs are bred strictly for the outward appearance of the breed and, unfortunately, introduce genetic time bombs … Read more

Unique Island Animals : Evolution and Mutation

Unique Island Animals : Evolution and Mutation : Fun Facts About the Philippine Tarsier, Those Eyes!

Unique Island Animals The isolated nature of island life, with fewer natural predators and ample resources, is the perfect environment for unique island animals to evolve unique characteristics, features and behaviors. From the smallest chameleon on the planet, the Brookesia micra – believed to be so small as a result of insular dwarfism (the reduction … Read more