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Tasmanian tiger genome may be first step

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A baby Tasmanian tiger collected 108 years ago has provided enough high-quality genetic material for researchers to sequence the animal’s entire genome, creating one of the best such genetic blueprints for an extinct animal.

Announced this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution, the genome has revealed details about the marsupial’s evolution and its decline toward extinction—and is a crucial step in plans to clone the creature and potentially bring the species back from the dead.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/thylacine-genome-extinct-tasmanian-tiger-cloning-science/

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Genome of the Tasmanian tiger provides insights into the evolution and demography of an extinct marsupial carnivore

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0417-y

 

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A baby Tasmanian tiger collected 108 years ago has provided enough high-quality genetic material for researchers to sequence the animal’s entire genome, creating one of the best such genetic blueprints for an extinct animal.

Announced this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution, the genome has revealed details about the marsupial’s evolution and its decline toward extinction—and is a crucial step in plans to clone the creature and potentially bring the species back from the dead.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/thylacine-genome-extinct-tasmanian-tiger-cloning-science/

 

 

weren't Tasmanian tigers wiped out by man very quick? had nothing to do with evolution and decline towards extinction

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5 hours ago, aztek said:

 

weren't Tasmanian tigers wiped out by man very quick? 

The last documented animal, who was in captivity, passed away back around 1930-1950, I believe. 

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