[Tweeters] Scientists' Colorful Quest To Discover How Parrots Became Green

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 07:17:25 PST 2017


hello everyone,

i'll bet a lot of people don't realize the enormous impact that a common
pet parrot can have for our understanding of genetics, molecular biology,
biochemistry and development -- and how that knowledge can help medical
research.

i just shared a gorgeous multi-disciplinary study where mapping out the
origin and evolution of green coloration in budgies is helping scientists
coordinate a multi-disciplinary strategy for huntting down and
characterizing the gene for one particular trait -- yellow pigment
production, in this case:

Scientists’ Colorful Quest To Discover How Parrots Became Green
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/11/13/scientists-colorful-quest-to-discover-how-parrots-became-green/
TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/y7zfpary

i hope you enjoy reading about this fascinating piece of research, and that
you share it amongst interested others.

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