Sunday, July 30, 2006

What happened to the mammoth revival?

What happened to the mammoth revival. In a somewhat related topic, some Japanese researcher(s) reported that they were attempting to clone some preserved mammoth tissue? What has happened to this program?

Also, I discovered on the National Geographic website that research into some preserved genetic material from Mammuthus primigenius that they (researchers) had determined the actual color of the coat of the animal. The animal came in two coat colors. One was dark brown or black and the other was a pale, neutral ginger coloration. The purpose of the color coat variation can't be described. Your author speculates that the light color coat provided camouflage in a wintry habitat and the dark coat in another type of habitat.

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