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Sampling rivers for genes rather than organisms

Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species. But taxonomists are in short supply, and some species can be difficult to identify, even for experts. Eawag, ...

dateDec 11, 2014 in Ecology
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Identifying sloth species at a genetic level

Identifying species, separating out closely related species and managing each type on its own, is an important part of any animal management system. Some species, like the two types of two-toed sloth, are so close in appearance ...

dateJan 03, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Embedding microchips in ornamental shrubs

Radiofrequency Identification (RFID), or microchip technology, has been used for years in animal identification systems and is now being tested for use in plants. Researchers note that microchip techniques ...

dateJul 05, 2011 in Ecology
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