genetic analysis

New parasite could be late summer beach pest

Researchers at the Department of Marine Ecology at the University of Gothenburg have been following the invasion of the American comb jellyfish, Mnemiopsis,…

Study of Shark Virgin Birth Shows Offspring Can Survive Long Term

Genetic analysis led by a Field Museum scientist working with numerous colleagues has confirmed the first known case of a virgin female shark producing…

Exploring symbiotic mechanisms through the genes of unculturable microorganisms

Moriya OhkumaHead of the Japan Collection of MicroorganismsRIKEN BioResource CenterInvestigations are under way all over the world to produce biofuels by…

Ancient penguin DNA raises doubts about accuracy of genetic dating techniques

In other words, a biological specimen determined by traditional DNA testing to be 100,000 years old may actually be 200,000 to 600,000 years old, researchers…

Research Team Finds First Evolutionary Branching for Bilateral Animals

The researchers determined that the flatworm group Acoelomorpha is a product of the deepest split within the bilateral creatures — multicelled organisms that,…

Hatchery fish may hurt efforts to sustain wild salmon runs

The poor reproductive fitness – the ability to survive and reproduce – of the wild-born offspring of hatchery fish means that adding hatchery fish to wild…

Origins of wolverine in California genetically verified

A wolverine first photographed by a remote-controlled camera on the Tahoe National Forest in February 2008 is most closely related to Rocky Mountain…

Researchers find possible genetic link for pelvic floor disorders

University of Utah researchers have identified a region of the human genome that may contribute to the development of pelvic floor disorders such as pelvic…

Pubic hair provides evolutionary home for gorilla lice

In the article, Robert Weiss from University College London describes how he was struck by inspiration while pondering the question of why lice would separate…

Genetics Provide Evidence for the Movement of Avian Influenza Viruses from Asia to North America via Migratory Birds

As part of a multi-pronged research effort to understand the role of migratory birds in the transfer of avian influenza viruses between Asia and North America,…

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