Tag: "treasure" at biology news
New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem
...of Maine program. "The new portal is the door to a treasure
of data, much of it essentially inaccessible before now. Modern technologies allow us now to access these data in far more meaningful ways. This is a very big step toward understanding the diversity and distribution of life in the Gulf." Over the co...
Laos ?a lost world for frogs
... densely populated country in Asia, has produced a treasure
trove of wildlife discoveries in recent years, from the Laotian rock rat, which is the lone living member of an ancient mammal family, to the Annamite striped rabbit and saola, a type of forest antelope. Nine amphibians have been discovered by Stuar...
Darwin's famous finches and Venter's marine microbes
...ces of a genome. These so-called "scaffolds" are a treasure
trove for a diverse group of scientists, who try to squeeze as much information as possible from the largest metagenomic dataset ever collected. For more information about the expedition, please go to: the J. Craig Venter Institute (URL: www.sorcere...
Mine runoff continues to provide clues to microbial diversification
...rough an old mine in California is proving to be a treasure
for researchers in their quest to learn more about how bacterial communities exist in nature. A letter published in today’s online edition of Nature shows that it is possible to follow what microorganisms are doing in their natural environment by id...
Scientists discover new life in the Antarctic deep sea
...ally rich environment. Finding this extraordinary treasure
trove of marine life is our first step to understanding the complex relationships between the deep ocean and distribution of marine life." Three research expeditions, as part of the ANDEEP project (Antarctic benthic deep-sea biodiversity), onboard...