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Genome sequence expands on the story of the extinct Tasmanian tiger

Researchers have produced the most complete genome sequence of the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, which went ...

Hunted to extinction by early European settlers in Australia, the Tasmanian tiger (or thylacine) tells a cautionary tale of conservation, but according to a new study led by the University of Melbourne, the creature was struggling even before humans intervened. After sequencing the complete genome of the thylacine from a century-old preserved specimen, the researchers were able to investigate the evolution of the thylacine and potentially help current endangered species avoid the same fate.

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Category: Science

Tags:
  • Australia
  • Evolution
  • Extinction
  • Genome
  • Tasmanian devil
  • University of Melbourne
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