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A helping hand for pygmy hippos

Nobody knows how many pygmy hippos remain in wild habitats in West Africa, but there are only about 350 in captivity world-wide and a researcher at The University of Western Australia is in a race against ...

Jan 21, 2015
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Mapping the maize genome

Positional cloning is a genetic mapping technique used to pinpoint the location of specific traits of interest, such as disease-causing genes or mutations, within the genome. Very simply, this map-based technique ...

Jan 20, 2015
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Climate change does not bode well for picky eaters

In a part of the world that is experiencing the most dramatic increase in temperature and climate change, two very similar species of animals are responding very differently. New research published today ...

Jan 20, 2015
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Saving the little Aussie battler

Efforts to save the koala should focus on the availability of habitat and food resources under a changing climate, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

Jan 20, 2015
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