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gibbon genome
2014-09-12 04:44:36

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Nature details the successful sequencing and annotation of the gibbon genome, meaning that scientists have now mapped the DNA of all of the world’s ape species. The study authors, which included scientists from Oregon Health & Science University and the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, explained that the small arboreal apes, which are...

2011-02-07 14:10:39

Crested gibbons (genus Nomascus) live in dense Asian rainforest, specifically in China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, and, because of their environment, they communicate with other gibbons by singing. Both males and females sing in order to define territory and find a mate, and couples also sing duets to strengthen their pair bonding. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology describes how gibbon song can be used to identify not only which species...

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2010-09-22 07:45:00

A new endangered species of ape was discovered in the tropical rainforests of Asia by its unique song, German scientists said Tuesday. The new species of crested gibbon, considered one of the most endangered primate species in the world, is found around the rainforests of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It is called the Northern Buffed-cheeked Gibbon, Nomascus annamensis, a statement by the German Primate Center (DPZ) said. Christian Roos, from the DPZ, said the discovery was a "minor...


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Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Nomascus leucogenys
2014-04-17 15:32:09

The Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a species of gibbon that is native to South East Asia. It is closely related to the Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki) with which it was formerly thought to be conspecific. The females of the two species are virtually impossible to tell apart in their appearance. The genome of this species was sequenced and published in the year 2011. A considerable population of 455 critically endangered Northern White-Cheeked...

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2007-01-02 10:44:55

The black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor) is also known as the crested gibbon, the black gibbon, the white-cheeked gibbon, or the concolor gibbon. It is a species of gibbon found in India in the Malay Archipelago and Indochina. It is endangered.

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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