News tagged with genetic structure

Unexpected complexity in coral

Coral reefs are delicate ecosystems, which are endangered by climate change and human activities. The restoration of these underwater environments is typically carried out by transplanting corals from healthy reefs to compromised ...

dateAug 17, 2016 in Environment
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Predicting the 3D structure of biomolecules

Without biomolecules no life: In each cell of an organism, legions of minute machines are working to e.g. transport oxygen, utilize nutrients, or repair damage of genetic information. Functioning of the molecular tool kit ...

dateApr 05, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Finding the 'conservacion' in conservation genetics

A recently published special issue of the Journal of Heredity focuses on case studies of real-world applications of conservation genetics in Latin America, from nabbing parrot smugglers to exposing fraudulent fish sales.

dateAug 05, 2015 in Ecology
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Social structure matters in species conservation

Many animal species, including humans, live and breed in groups with complex social organizations. The impact of this social structure on the genetic diversity of animals has been a source of disagreement between scientists. ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Ecology
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DNA which only females have

In many animal species, the chromosomes differ between the sexes. The male has a Y chromosome. In some animals, however, for example birds, it is the other way round. In birds, the females have their own sex chromosome, the ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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