Wild Marsican brown bears. Image courtesy of the Abruzzo,
Lazio and Molise National Park.
Ph. Valentino Mastrella.
- Reading DNA to reconstruct the demographic history of speciesWhat if the evolutionary history of a species over the last millions of years could be reconstructed using genomic information from a few currently living individuals? This may sound like science fiction but has become a reality thanks to the recent revolution in sequencing techniques. As the DNA is transmitted across individuals from … Continue reading Reading DNA to reconstruct the demographic history of species
- Endemixit is presented in Focus!Our project is extensively described (in Italian) in the popular science magazine Focus. Check out also the pdf!
- Different study species means different type of sample to deal with! 17.02.2021We have finally finished the DNA extraction for most of the project species. This was not an easy task considering the different origin of the samples: bear’s blood and muscle, lizard’s muscle, butterfly’s head and thorax, frog skin and sturgeon fin tissue.We tested mainly two methods: extraction through Phenol/Chloroform/IAA and PureLink ® Genomics … Continue reading Different study species means different type of sample to deal with! 17.02.2021
- The Hipparchia sbordonii transcriptome is done! 21.01.2021Following the RNA extraction from the whole body of a single individual carried out in November 2020, the year 2021 brought as a gift the raw sequencing data of the Ponza grayling. The 300 million reads (150 base pairs each), obtained through a round of paired-end sequencing on an Illumina NovaSeq platform, have … Continue reading The Hipparchia sbordonii transcriptome is done! 21.01.2021
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