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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2020 10:05 p.m. PST

… It Lost the Ability to Smell Flowers.

"The vast majority of woolly mammoths went extinct at the end of the last ice age, but small, isolated populations managed to hold out for a little while longer. New research uncovers the extent to which at least one of these final mammoths suffered due to its many mutations.

Diabetes, developmental disorders, male infertility, and even the inability to smell flowers are at least some of the health problems experienced by one of the last mammoths to grace this good Earth, according to research published today in Genome Biology and Evolution. The new paper, co-authored by evolutionary biologist Vincent Lynch from the University at Buffalo, highlights the dramatic extent to which inbreeding likely affected the final populations of woolly mammoths, who were trapped on small islands in the North Pacific and Arctic oceans…"
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Prince Alberts Revenge11 Feb 2020 7:41 a.m. PST

Interesting article. I don't game pre-historic stuff but someone could probably use these findings to make some interesting, and plausible, scenarios about adventurers and lost islands.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2020 11:11 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)

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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2020 2:28 p.m. PST

Like you say, PAR, an interesting article.
I think the Israeli government broke up several villages in Israel years ago because the people were very inbred. It might be possible to port this information over to human populations for lost islands, valleys, plateaus, too.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2020 11:41 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed too my friend!. (smile)


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