Latest Genetic monitoring Stories

Rapid Spread Of Hybridization Between Native And Invasive Species Of Trout Is Linked To Climate Change
2014-05-27 03:27:51

USGS Scientists have discovered that the rapid spread of hybridization between a native species and an invasive species of trout in the wild is strongly linked to changes in climate. In the study, stream temperature warming over the past several decades and decreases in spring flow over the same time period contributed to the spread of hybridization between native westslope cutthroat trout and introduced rainbow trout – the world’s most widely introduced invasive fish species...

2011-08-23 11:47:23

  The Iberian lynx, one of the most endangered cats in the world and Europe´s most endangered carnivore, may not be doomed by its small population size, according to a study published Monday in the journal Molecular Ecology. Just 250 Iberian lynx are believed to exist in the wild, raising the risks of inbreeding and low genetic diversity.  However, the current study suggests the lynx has had little genetic variability over the last 50,000 years, and that this has not...

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