10 Jan '12, 3pm

Hooray! Galapagos tortoise thought to be extinct ... isn't

Hooray! Galapagos tortoise thought to be extinct ... isn't

"To our knowledge, this is the first report of the rediscovery of a species by way of tracking the genetic footprints left in the genomes of its hybrid offspring," study researcher Ryan Garrick, who performed the work at Yale University, but is now assistant professor at the University of Mississippi, said in a statement. "These findings breathe new life into the conservation prospects for members of this flagship group."

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/galapago...

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