News tagged with tortoises

Getting under the shell of the turtle genome

Scientists have decoded the genome of the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) , one of the most abundant turtles on Earth, finding clues to their longevity and ability to survive without oxygen during long winters ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Galapagos tortoises are a migrating species

(—The Galapagos giant tortoise, one of the most fascinating species of the Galapagos archipelago, treks slowly and untiringly across the volcanic slopes. Scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in ...

dateNov 27, 2012 in Ecology
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