With the increasing concerns over the influence of climate change on infectious diseases, the authors of a new paper published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica undertake an important project ‘Climate change effects on the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the impacts on Northern societies’ (CLINF)
Monthly Archives: December 2019
The sensory capacity of male spiders during mating may be higher than previously thought. In this blog, Tim Dederichs, one of the corresponding authors of a new article published in Frontiers in Zoology, takes us through testing the hypothesis that innervation of the spider copulatory organs may be part of the ground pattern of spiders, which means that it can be observed in all spiders.
MinION: Democratising biodiversity research by misusing a portable long-read sequencer for short-read barcoding
Many animal species on Earth are awaiting discovery and description, but finding all these unknown species is a monumental task. Here, we discuss how the MinION, an affordable, portable sequencer could speed up the process of discovering new species and propose this tool for large-scale biodiversity discovery across the planet. Our paper expanding on what we discuss here published today in BMC Biology.