Starch, a complex carbohydrate, is a vital source of nutrition for many mammals. Humans farm it in the form of rice, wheat, corn, potatoes and oats. Rats comb our garbage piles for scraps of pizza and bread. Wild boars root for tubers.
Credit: Nathan Rupert/FlickrNow, a new study is providing insight into how the pursuit of starch may have driven evolutionary adaptations in these and other hungry mammals.
The research, conducted on…
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