DNA analysis provides insight into Thylacine evolution, demography
This is a 109-year-old specimen of a young pouch thylacine (aka the Tassie Tiger) from Museums Victoria. It is special because it has much more intact DNA than other specimens, enabling scientists at The University of Melbourne to piece together the entire genetic sequence of the thylacine for the first ...
Tasmanian tiger doomed long befre humans came along
"Our hope is that there is a lot the thylacine can tell us about the genetic basis of extinction to help other species," said University of Melbourne biologist Andrew Pask, co-author of a study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. Pask added the research may eventually enable scientists to clone the ...
Thursday, December 14, 2017
THYLACINES IN THE NEWS
Posted by Jon Downes at 12:30 PM