Tuesday 9 November 2021

Simlipal's Melanistic Tigers

Odisha's famed 'black tigers' from Simlipal Tiger Reserve have long harboured a genetic secret, finally decoded by the eminent biologist Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan and Vinay Sagar from the NCBS. The genetic mutation is linked to inbreeding and restricted gene flow. Cartoon from my Roundglass Sustain column. 

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