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Here I write about interesting papers that I read, essentially those that are related to my general interest of evolutionary biology.
Darwin in the first chapter of his treatise “On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection” talks about variation in domestic animals. He starts the chapter by saying: “When we look to the individuals of the same variety or sub-variety of our [….] animals, one of the first points which strikes us, is, [...]... Read more »
Jeffrey J. Schoenebeck, Sarah A. Hutchinson, Alexandra Byers1, Holly C. Beale, Blake Carrington, Daniel L. Faden, Maud Rimbault, Brennan Decker, Jeffrey M. Kidd, Raman Sood, Adam R. Boyko, John W. Fondon III, Robert K. Wayne, Carlos D. Bustamante, Brian C. (2012) Variation of BMP3 Contributes to Dog Breed Skull Diversity. PLoS Genetics, 8(8). info:/
As the title suggest, a new species of teleost has been found out, it was collected, “sort of” unearthed, from the sand bed of a small river in south western India, thus named “ammophila” which means “sand loving”. This species is for now known only from this location, and grows not more than 3 centimeters. [...]... Read more »
Ralf Britz, Anvar Ali and Rajeev Raghavan,. (2012) Pangio ammophila, a new species of eel-loach from Karnataka, southern India (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). . Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters,, 23(1), 45-50. info:/
This recent paper (An update on DNA barcoding: low species coverage and numerous unidentified sequences; published in Cladistics) on an update of the Global DNA barcoding effort should be a real eye-opener to all people who love the NCBI Genbank and the process and openness of science, and especially to taxonomists. DNA sequence based identification of […]... Read more »
Shiyang Kwong, Amrita Srivathsan, Rudolf Meier. (2012) An update on DNA barcoding: low species coverage and numerous unidentified sequences. Cladistics. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00408.x
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