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Genetics and Geographical Mapping Help to Crack Ecological Puzzles for Rare Species

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NORMAN, Okla.—Evolution might not sound like it would be of much use to species whose small numbers have already placed them on the endangered or threatened list. But its lessons are being applied with next-generation genetic sequencing speed to solve some of today’s pressing conservation questions. Many endangered and threatened species are so rare and [...]

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Endangered eastern hellbenders bred for first time

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Together with its cousins, the Japanese and Chinese Giant Salamanders, the hellbender is one of the largest amphibians in the world, and part of the only group of animals that can breathe mostly through folds of excess skin between their front and back legs. They’re a strange creature worth investing in, especially now that their [...]

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