Meet “Dogxim,” the world’s first known dog-fox hybrid—and a genetic oddity
September 27, 2023
Botany professor Dr.Loren Reiseberg commented on this genetic oddity. “This is what one might expect to see in trees, but not vertebrates,” said CSFS Associate Loren Rieseberg. “It is like humans producing a viable hybrid with chimpanzees!”
“Data suggest hybridization has been much more common during the evolution of plants and animals than previously suspected, including between deeply divergent lineages,” Rieseberg notes.
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