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2010-09-13 19:20:42

Two Belize Populations Offer Opportunity in a Desert of Genetic DiversityThe first genetic study to compare nuclear DNA of endangered Antillean manatees in Belize with Florida manatees confirmed their designation as separate subspecies. Belize's manatees, however, were found to have extremely low genetic diversity, raising questions about their long-term genetic viability.The Central American country of Belize hosts the largest known breeding population of Antillean manatees and is touted by...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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