Wild Marsican brown bears. Image courtesy of the Abruzzo,
Lazio and Molise National Park.
Ph. Valentino Mastrella.
- Studying genomes to save endangered species 23.03.2021ENDEMIXIT aims to preserve Italian species at extinction risk by studying their genome. Why the genome? The genome can be considered as the software that runs a computer, and by looking at the genome of species, we can understand if they are doing well or are endangered. One of the crucial information that … Continue reading Studying genomes to save endangered species 23.03.2021
- Assessing the growth rate of our Adriatic sturgeons 9.03.2021After a period of acclimatization, our sturgeons are ready for the firsts measurements necessary to assess their fitness. Size and weight are two parameters often used to evaluate fitness, especially when it comes to fish. It is generally expected, all things being equal, that individuals with a better overall health condition will show … Continue reading Assessing the growth rate of our Adriatic sturgeons 9.03.2021
- 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!
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