31 Jan '18, 4am

New study suggests Borneo’s had elephants for thousands of years https://t.co/Z08Eu2nhv2

The study used far-reaching genetic data gleaned from nearly 800 DNA samples collected for an earlier study . The team then compared that information to a series of statistical models covering different historical scenarios for the elephants. From that comparison, they discovered that Borneo’s elephants passed through a “genetic bottleneck,” when their population dipped to low levels — and thereby diminished the amount of genetic diversity within the population — about 11,000 to 18,000 years ago.

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