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diamondback terrapin
2014-05-06 07:53:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is an old saying that one should never judge a book by its cover, and that seems to be true for turtles as well. This diamondback terrapin is known for the diverse patterns intricately grooved into its shell. The pattern makes the turtle instantly recognizable, however it does not solve the problem of conservation for these coastal animals. That answer, according to a new study from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), is...

2013-10-08 13:50:38

The unique genomic signature could serve as a research model for founding events Researchers at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center and University of Montreal have discovered that the genomic signature inherited by today's 6 million French Canadians from the first 8,500 French settlers who colonized New France some 400 years ago has gone through an unparalleled change in human history, in a remarkably short timescale. This unique signature could serve as an ideal model to study...

Researchers Sequence Endangered Aye-Aye Lemur Genome
2013-03-25 18:40:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of American and Canadian scientists has announced the complete genomic sequencing of three populations of aye-ayes, which is being considered a major victory in the battle to save the unique lemurs. Found only on Madagascar, the aye-aye was recently was classified as "Endangered" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). "The aye-aye is one of the world's most unusual and fascinating animals,"...

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2011-06-11 09:03:30

Using forensic genetics techniques, the UA's Conservation Genetics Lab is working to protect wild animals and catch the criminals in cases of wildlife crime Wildlife face many threats with spreading urbanization, including habitat loss and inbreeding when populations become fragmented and isolated. It doesn't help that there is a billion-dollar international industry dedicated to the illegal trafficking of wild animals or wild animal parts. The Conservation Genetics Lab at the University of...

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2005-04-26 07:27:07

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- A DNA investigation has solved the mysterious origin of Gibraltar's Barbary macaques, the only free-ranging monkeys in Europe, according to a report. The approximately 200 macaques alive today had nearly disappeared in 1942, and Britain's then-prime minister, Winston Churchill, ordered that their numbers be replenished or risk fulfilling a folklore belief that Britain would lose Gibraltar if the macaques ever died out. "Our project was designed as a test case for...


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