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The genome of Galapagos finches have been sequenced for the first time in an international collaboration between the Genome 10K project and BGI.
Unlike Hawaii and other island groups, no native bird has gone extinct in the Galapagos Islands, although some are in danger.
Finches on the Galapagos Islands that inspired Charles Darwin to develop the concept of evolution are now helping confirm it - by evolving.
- 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.