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common marmoset genome
2014-07-22 03:45:07

A team of scientists from around the world has completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset, providing new information about the marmoset's unique rapid reproductive system, physiology and growth, shedding new light on primate biology and evolution.

2014-01-09 00:20:05

Source: A*STARA*STAR-led international consortium completely decodes the first shark-familymember


Word of the Day
pawl
  • 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.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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