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The Quest for Embryos

  • 31 de October de 2017
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From the estuary of the Tigre river, we can see the city and the harbor of Buenos Aires, where the Golden Mussel infestation started in 1991. The invasion has taken all its tributaries and is a major concern at the nuclear power plant of Atucha, just 100 km from the Argentine capital. We were there […]

Extracting DNA from the golden mussel

  • 19 de October de 2017
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A large research effort is made of small moments. The Golden Mussel is at least 900 km from our lab, so it is not easy to get ‘fresh’ samples whenever we want. But after a few frustrated attempts to extract ‘sequencing quality’ genomic DNA from preserved samples in our -80 oC freezer, we needed the real […]

The Notorious Golden Mussel

  • 11 de January de 2016
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During the Scientific Crowdfunding campaign to sequence its genome, the Golden Mussel took over the media and became famous. Or should I say notorious? Check more info about the plague. Crowdfunding Genoma do Mexilhão Dourado – http://www.catarse.me/pt/genoma (Portuguese/English) Genoma do Mexilhão Dourado no youtube – http://youtu.be/1vaEUPCAEQQ (Portuguese with English and Italian subtitles) Golden Mussel Genome Crowdfunding – http://youtu.be/YWRG6LEeClY […]