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Winter Flounder In Long Island's Bays Are Inbred
2013-07-24 09:27:41

Scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University advise that loss of genetic diversity presents survival risks for historically common marine fish and should be considered in fisheries management

Mesolithic Human Travelers Brought Snails To Ireland
2013-06-20 10:45:32

Scientists have long wondered why Ireland has some plants and animals that are so genetically different compared to those found in Britain.

2013-06-11 21:08:00

Individuals of a particular species generally differ from one another.

2013-05-22 10:17:41

Environment is not the only factor in shaping regulatory patterns — and it might not even be the primary factor, according to a new Rice University study that looks at how cells’ protein networks relate to a bacteria’s genome.

It's In The Genes: Europeans Have Been One Big Family For Past Thousand Years
2013-05-08 07:34:50

If there is one thing you can say about families, it is that the larger the better. And by looking at genetic data of people from Ireland to the Balkans, researchers have found that Europeans are one big family, and have been for the past thousand years.

2013-04-24 16:37:27

An international team of scientists, including Dr Paul Brotherton from the University of Huddersfield, reveal that events after the initial migration of farmers into Europe had a major impact on the modern gene pool.

Paternal Cues Heavily Influence Mate Choice In Mice
2013-03-28 16:35:39

Hybrid offspring of different house mice populations show a preference for mating with individuals from their father's original population

Ancient Human Skulls Show Evidence Of Prevalent Inbreeding
2013-03-19 15:25:55

Although it is considered completely taboo in most modern societies, an ancient human skull found in northern China suggests inbreeding could have been prevalent among ancient peoples around 100,000 years ago.

2013-03-06 13:41:41

The mating success of male butterflies is often lower if they are inbred.


Latest Population genetics Reference Libraries

House Mouse, Mus musculus
2012-05-01 11:42:07

Even in the wild, this rodent is associated with humans by destroying crops and stored food. The house mouse is also known as the fancy mouse, a common pet. It is also a widely used laboratory animal, important for testing in genetics, biology, and medicine. There are three recognized subspecies of the house mouse. These mice thrive in a number of locations including fields, houses, and commercial structures. An adult male house mouse can have a body length of up to 3.9 in, and tail length...

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