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Scientists Sequence Genome Of Darwin's Finch
2012-08-17 16:22:43

The genome of Galapagos finches have been sequenced for the first time in an international collaboration between the Genome 10K project and BGI.

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2011-01-14 09:49:34

3,607 finches and mockingbirds housed at the California Academy of Sciences provided critical data for research about the spread of disease in Darwin's famous islands.

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2006-07-13 13:55:00

Finches on the Galapagos Islands that inspired Charles Darwin to develop the concept of evolution are now helping confirm it - by evolving.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.