Genome study finds modern pigeons are descendants of Middle East racing birds

Pigeons are related to Middle East racing birds.

Genome study finds modern pigeons are descendants of Middle East racing birds

Science Recorder | Jessica Lear | Thursday, January 31, 2013

A recent study has found that most modern day pigeons have descended from racing birds in the Middle East that escaped captivity. The research, which was recently published in the journal Science, was conducted using extensive DNA studies of the rock pigeon, which much of the world just calls "pigeon... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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