It’s true. Chimeras are out and walking among us. These aren’t quite the chimeras that RPM is obsessed with, but they’re certainly bothersome to some.
From Genome Technology Online, we have a report that James Derr, at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, wants to sequence the genome from a real buffalo, but those buffalo are hard to find.
To quote Genome Technology:
Problem is, that legacy has been mingled with domestic cattle in efforts to “make a better beef animal.” Meatier, more docile hybrids are known as cattelo, if you were wondering.
Where do real buffalo roam?
Maybe not on the range.