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More on the Black Wolf found dead

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Re: More on the Black Wolf found dead

Post by Tom » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:58 pm

Talked with Rolf on the boat yesterday as the Voyageur II sailed the south shore to Windigo. I had no idea that a black coat is genetic trait gained from mating with American domestic dogs a while back, and is a single gene. Turns out if a wolf holds both chromosomes, it will have a shorter than average lifespan - But if it holds only one (still will have a black coat) it will have a longer than average lifespan. Science is amazing...


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Re: More on the Black Wolf found dead

Post by johnhens » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:51 am

Tom wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Talked with Rolf on the boat yesterday as the Voyageur II sailed the south shore to Windigo. I had no idea that a black coat is genetic trait gained from mating with American domestic dogs a while back, and is a single gene. Turns out if a wolf holds both chromosomes, it will have a shorter than average lifespan - But if it holds only one (still will have a black coat) it will have a longer than average lifespan. Science is amazing...
Did not know that, good info, thanks for shring insight!!

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