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2009-09-03 15:38:37

Scientists have suspected that spare parts in the genome"”extra copies of functional genes that arise when genes or whole genomes get duplicated"”might sometimes provide the raw materials for the evolution of new traits. Now, researchers report in a study published online on September 3rd in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that they have discovered a prime example of this in fish. The researchers show that a duplicate copy of a gene involved in embryonic development has...

2008-10-11 00:00:20

By TOWN PARKS FISHERY Another week of changeable weather has started to bring Town Parks Fishery in Paignton to its most colourful with autumn now upon us. The fishing has remained patchy with the vast changes in weather conditions. On the top Match Lake, Paignton angler Nigel Cox had a fantastic day session landing 26 carp for 88lbs. Nigel fished ledgered pellet from peg 10 cast tight to the back of the main island. Many anglers have been catching and reporting large double- figure...


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2005-06-14 09:02:00

The Common Carp - or European Carp - (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish distantly related to the common goldfish, which it is capable of interbreeding with. It gives its name to the carp family Cyprinidae. Originating in Europe and Asia, the common carp has been introduced into environments worldwide. It can grow to a maximum length of 4 feet (1.2 meters) and a maximum weight of 82.2 lb (37.3 kg). The oldest recorded age of this fish is 47 years. The wild, non-domesticated...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'