Wild Marsican brown bears. Image courtesy of the Abruzzo,
Lazio and Molise National Park.
Ph. Valentino Mastrella.
- Studying the phototactic response of our Adriatic sturgeons 19.07.21To assess the fitness of our Adriatic sturgeons (Acipenser naccarii) we started to investigate the response to diverse stimuli. Among them, we chose to further explore the response to light (phototaxis) in our inbred and outbred stocks. A positive phototactic response can be linked to higher success in finding new sources of food, since … Continue reading Studying the phototactic response of our Adriatic sturgeons 19.07.21
- Spreading the word: genetics and conservation in secondary schools in Abruzzo 23.06.2021One of the objectives of Endemixit is to increase public awareness about biodiversity conservation and the use of innovative genetic and genomic approaches as modern tools to protect the Italian biological heritage. This goal can be reached also involving school teachers and students in specific educational programs. For this reason, we are developing … Continue reading Spreading the word: genetics and conservation in secondary schools in Abruzzo 23.06.2021
- Chromosomes of the Marsican bear 17.06.2021We finally completed the Marsican bear karyotype. We have cultured bear cells in vitro, blocked them during mitosis and took a picture of the chromosomes. The Marsican bear, like all mammals, has male heterogamy. This means that, just as in humans, males have XY sex chromosomes while females have XX. These data will … Continue reading Chromosomes of the Marsican bear 17.06.2021
- Glossary and Wiki page online 13.05.2021A glossary of relevant terms in conservation and genetics is now available both in English and in Italian on our website. Also, we opened a new wiki page (in Italian) on Conservation Genomics (Genomica della Conservazione). Have a look at them!
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