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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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2010-01-06 10:45:00

Unlike Hawaii and other island groups, no native bird has gone extinct in the Galapagos Islands, although some are in danger.

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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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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