News tagged with frogs

Lost frog DNA revived

As part of a "Lazarus Project" to try to bring the Australian gastric-brooding frog back from extinction a UNSW-led team has succeeded in producing early stage cloned embryos containing the DNA of the frog, ...

dateMar 15, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Heavy metal movers

Juvenile wood frogs emigrating from their birthplaces in vernal pools into the terrestrial ecosystem may transfer mercury they accumulated during larval development into the food web, according to a team ...

dateFeb 12, 2013 in Environment
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Genetic matchmaking saves endangered frogs

What if Noah got it wrong? What if he paired a male and a female animal thinking they were the same species, and then discovered they were not the same and could not produce offspring? As researchers from ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Australia's critically endangered animal species

Australia has 96 critically endangered animal species, listed below. Over the coming months, we will be publishing a profile of each of them, looking at the threats to their survival, what's being done to ...

dateDec 06, 2012 in Ecology
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Culture of an amphibian killer

(Phys.org)—In the November issue of the journal Molecular Ecology, a U.S. and Brazilian research team reported evidence of novel and hybrid strains of a lethal fungus that has decimated amphibian popula ...

dateNov 20, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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