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Genome Of The Endangered Puerto Rican Parrot Sequenced
2012-09-29 05:43:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thanks to a grassroots fundraising campaign, researchers were able to sequence the genome of the critically endangered Puerto Rican Parrot -- the only surviving member of its species in the United States. The project, which was funded primarily through community donations, was published Friday in BioMed Central and BGI's open access journal GigaScience. It is the first of the large Neotropical Amazona birds to be studied at the...

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2008-05-07 08:55:00

The population of wild Puerto Rican parrots, among the most endangered birds in the world, has languished for decades, with several dozen remaining birds unable to break through the bottleneck that prevents their numbers from growing. A new study by an international team led by a biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, sheds light on the factors influencing the stalled growth of this parrot's population and, in turn, provides an analytical tool that could help pinpoint the...

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2005-02-06 10:01:54

CARIBBEAN NATIONAL FOREST, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Raucous squawking erupts from cages filled with dozens of parrots - a hopeful sound from a species on the brink of extinction. The last chance of survival for the Puerto Rican parrot may lie in forest aviaries where these captive birds began their nesting in January under close observation. Researchers estimate only 30 to 35 Puerto Rican parrots remain in the wild, making it one of the world's 10 most endangered birds. Parrots across the...


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El Yunque National Forest
2013-12-24 11:12:40

The El Yunque National Forest, previously known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest that is located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It’s the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. The forest is commonly referred to as El Yunque, which might be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taino word yu-ke which means “white lands”, or the word “anvil” which is yunque in Spanish. The second...

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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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