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The genetic evolution of Zika virus

An analysis comparing the individual differences between over 40 strains of Zika virus (30 isolated from humans, 10 from mosquitoes, and 1 from monkeys) has identified significant changes in both amino acid and nucleotide ...

dateApr 15, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Wine yeast genomes lack diversity

Sequencing the genomes of hundreds of strains of the wine yeast S. cerevisiae has revealed little genetic diversity and high levels of inbreeding. In many cases, yeast strains sold by different companies were almost genetically ...

dateApr 07, 2016 in Biotechnology
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First success for recovering Kalbarri abalone

Scientists working to return abalone to a once-flourishing population on the notoriously wild coastline north of Kalbarri have enjoyed their first major success—with new juvenile abalone recruits popping up in the region.

dateApr 04, 2016 in Ecology
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