News Release: Dig This: Mole Uniquely Adapted to Subterranean Life

July 16th, 2010 · No Comments · News Release, Research

Researchers writing in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have made the first identification of a new type of adaptation in the blood of moles which allows more efficient transport of carbon dioxide. This “super hemoglobin” facilitates the moles’ burrowing behaviour and helps them survive long periods of time in dark, stifling conditions.
 Kevin Campbell from the […]

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