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Researchers Find Bornean Elephants Have Low Genetic Variability
2012-11-23 12:53:02

A research lab has identified the genetic markers for an endangered species of elephant, showing the animals have very low genetic variability.

Ocean May Contain One Million Species Or More
2012-11-16 12:36:12

A vast undertaking has been launched to catalog the life that inhabits our world’s oceans. For the first time, a comprehensive register of marine species has been compiled. This effort was part of a massive collaboration among hundreds of experts around the globe.

Evolution Follows A Predictable Genetic Pattern Researchers Find
2012-10-26 10:20:03

Evolution, often perceived as a series of random changes, might in fact be driven by a simple and repeated genetic solution to an environmental pressure that a broad range of species happen to share, according to new research.

Fossil Record Helps Determine Extermination Risk In Marine Animals
2012-10-24 10:27:12

Conservationists have warned for years that rare species have the highest risk of becoming endangered or extinct, but the word “rare” could have several different meanings with respect to the distribution of particular species.

Evolutionary Tree Of Life Goes Digital
2012-10-17 13:25:34

A biologist at the Imperial College London has created an interactive website that allows users to explore evolutionary history by clicking and zooming in on a virtual tree of life.

2012-09-19 17:01:24

DNA barcoding developed by University of Guelph researchers has proven up to 88 per cent effective in authenticating natural health products.

Female Pit Vipers Give Birth Without Mating
2012-09-12 12:04:30

In what could be the ultimate act of feminism, wild female North American pit vipers have been shown to give birth without mating.

Seawater Contains DNA Of Marine Fish And Mammals
2012-08-31 07:49:07

Researchers have found that fish and marine mammals leave behind traces of DNA that can be found in as little as half liter of seawater.

Why Do Some Younger Animal Families Have More Species Tha Older Families?
2012-08-29 13:30:11

Basic logic would suggest that the longer a species is around—the more time it has to adapt and evolve, eventually sprouting another whole branch on the tree of life.

One Extinction Leads To Another
2012-08-20 10:09:46

According to new research, when a carnivore becomes extinct, other predatory species could soon tag along.


Latest Species Reference Libraries

Paleozoology
2013-09-30 13:34:57

Paleozoology, also spelled Palaeozoology, is a branch of many other sciences including zoology and paleontology that focuses on recovering cellular matter from animal remains that are large enough to be seen without the help of a microscope, known as macrofossils. This study is primarily used in the context of archeology and geology and aids in recreating ancient ecosystems and prehistoric environments. Paleozoologists study the tissues of many types of animals including sharks, echinoderms,...

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2007-06-24 20:15:53

The Three-Spined Stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, is a fish native to much of northern Europe, northern Asia and North America. It has been introduced into parts of southern and central Europe. Three subspecies that are currently recognized by the IUCN are Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus, which is found in most of the species range, and is the subspecies most strictly termed the Three-Spined Stickleback; its common name in England is the Tiddler, although "tittlebat" is also sometimes...

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overword
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