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Decoded genome may help Mojave Desert tortoise win race to survive

31 / 05 / 2017, Science Daily

Researchers may have a new tool to help conserve the Mojave Desert tortoise -- an iconic desert reptile in the Southwestern US For the first time, they have decoded the animal's genome and expect their findings to help direct conservation efforts in the future. This tortoise species is currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and is facing serious threats to its survival.

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