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Bulle (Weißblauer Belgier), Foto © P. Van den Bossche  10

Adaptive architecture: a new concept for understanding adaptation processes  10

Most animal and plant traits are polygenic, meaning they are encoded by more than one gene, as genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have shown. A...

(Web-Redaktion on 07/02/2020)

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Lone rangers – why dormice are not as cuddly as they look  11

Animals may aggregate for various reasons, such as spatial resource distribution, for reasons of sexual selection and mating opportunities, or to...

(Web-Redaktion on 07/01/2020)

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The genome of domesticated animals: what makes camels so special  12

The domestication of camels must have proceeded in a unique way. Like other domesticated animals, Old World camels were bred using selection criteria...

(Web-Redaktion on 06/22/2020)

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The Visible Skeleton 2.0: Improved method for imaging cartilage and bone in vertebrate embryos and fetuses  13

By using a new contrast agent in combination with dual-energy CT, researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna achieve a quantum leap in imaging. Due to the new...

(Web-Redaktion on 06/17/2020)

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Unlike wolves, dogs are crazy about humans  14

Dogs have been called man’s best friend. A recent study by the Domestication Lab at Vetmeduni Vienna now shows the role played by domestication in...

(Web-Redaktion on 06/10/2020)

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