Mammals share a number of genes that are similar, with merely slight differences in their genetic code itself. Comparatively, there are vast differences between land mammals including size, muscle mass and limb length. Muscle function of the various wild animal species are poorly studied - amounting to only 0.9% of the 5500 mammal species (including humans). Comparative studies are currently underway to broaden our understanding of their unique properties.
The muscle biochemistry of the following wild species are currently being studied in separate projects:
Primates (baboon, chimpanzee, Green Vervet Monkey)