Articles | Volume 64, issue 1
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 283–292, 2021
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 283–292, 2021

Original study 28 Jun 2021

Original study | 28 Jun 2021

Characteristics of Tibetan pig lung tissue in response to a hypoxic environment on the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau

Yanan Yang et al.

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Short summary
Tibetan pigs are well adapted to high-altitude environments with a set of physiological features for more efficient blood flow for oxygen delivery under hypobaric hypoxia. We established the anatomy, physiology and molecular characteristics of the lung adaptive intelligence. Our finding suggest that the lung genetic mechanism of hypoxic adaptation in Tibetan pigs is valuable to understand.