Wild Marsican brown bears. Image courtesy of the Abruzzo,
Lazio and Molise National Park.
Ph. Valentino Mastrella.
- Endemixit in the primary school! 1.07.2022Communication and dissemination are an important goal of the ENDEMIXIT project. We organized a teaching activity suitable for primary school pupils, and we enjoyed offering it to two fourth-grade classes in Ferrara. The session lasted about two hours and was structured in three parts. Initially, we provided the students with a presentation of … Continue reading Endemixit in the primary school! 1.07.2022
- Where are we now? Part 7 – Refinement of genome assemblies 25.05.22We are finalizing the genome assembly of the Ponza grayling Hipparchia sbordonii, which is currently undergoing a manual refinement step. A comparative assessed of different de novo assembly strategies identified Canu as the best-performing algorithm: following different polishing and scaffolding steps, the genome assembly included 99 scaffolds (N50 = 10019938, L50 = 28 … Continue reading Where are we now? Part 7 – Refinement of genome assemblies 25.05.22
- Studying the dark matter of the genome 09.05.2022Transposable elements (TE) largely represent what is commonly referred to as the dark matter of the genome, a non-coding portion of the genome that has so far been considered only as “selfish”” or “junk” DNA.First discovered in maize plants by Barbara McClintock, TEs are repetitive DNA sequences with the ability to mobilize within … Continue reading Studying the dark matter of the genome 09.05.2022
- Where are we now? Part 6 – OutreachOur outreach activities have continued at full speed in the last months. Our journey full of scientific and dissemination efforts, challenges and successes have been constantly posted in this blog, Twitter and Instagram. An English and Italian glossary of relevant terms in evolutionary biology and conservation genetics has been created to help non-experts … Continue reading Where are we now? Part 6 – Outreach
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