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Collecting DNA from Cetacean Blow

Advancements in molecular biology especially after Kary Mullis invented a method of amplifying DNA by Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR), has seen the scientific world gone crazy trying to understand extinction, evolution and speciation. The usual practice of using biopsy samples … Continue reading

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Creature Feature: Mole Crab

A friend of mine recently posted these pictures on Facebook and out of curiosity I set off to find out what strange creature this was. A brief history, my friend was walking on Carolina beach, Wilmington and saw this strange … Continue reading

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How do we differentiate between species?

When I started working with DNA sequences to determine population structure and species diversity, the first things that set in my mind were to keep the DNA sequences as long as possible and also that a single base pair change … Continue reading

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