Finding the Begginning of Man is At Our Finger Tips
by taytorchip on May 9, 2017 - 3:15pm
The article, “Spatial Assessment of Wolf-Dog Hybridization in a Single Breeding Period”, it talks about how studies on wolf-dog hybrids is becoming larger and larger. Saying how it is hard to do large sample data collecting due to the wide range of the packs. Because wolves and dogs share many traits it is hard for scientists to determine which genes to use to test DNA and separate the two. Because dogs and wolves have such similar characteristics, it is sometimes hard to tell the difference between a wolf, a dog, and a hybrid. Because they look so similar, these hybrids can move from town to town breeding with domestic dogs. The hybrids are also able to join wolf packs and continue breeding with wolves increasing the number of hybrids. Scientists are working out new ways of collecting data to trace the genes of the hybrids back generations to see where they originated from.
I think this article is relevant because if we can trace back the genes of dogs and wolves, we can find where certain diseases or disorders came from. It will also help with over breeding over certain dogs for desired traits. If we can learn to trace back the genes in wolf-dog hybridizations, this could lead to tracing back genes from when human evolved and cross breed with our ancestors. Truly being able to trace the evolution of man back to the beginning.