This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, an international team of researchers presents an analysis into the genomic influence of cattle on Mongolian yaks. The yak has adapted to high altitude living and, at lower elevations, is commonly hybridized with cattle. Hybrid males are sterile, which prevents the establishment of a stable hybrid population, but not a limited introgression after backcrossing several generations of female hybrids to male yaks.

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