Features March 2013 Issue

Wolves, Dogs, Differ in Ability to Digest Starches

Wolves: Holding out for more meat. A recent report suggests that dogs have evolved with a greater capacity for digesting starches than their wolf relatives.

Wolves, Dogs, Differ in Ability to Digest Starches

Study finds genetic differences between dogs and wolves, with dietary implications

Study finds genetic differences between dogs and wolves, with dietary implications. Domestication appears to have led to genetic changes in dogs that make them able to digest starches better than wolves can, according to a paper published in Nature in January.

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