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kro kuh dil yuhn

  • n  extant archosaurian reptile

  • Given the champ's current reputation, there is a crocodilian element to his plaint, "I am probably better known in Singapore than in the United States.
  • The crocodiles may have been powerful enough to pose a threat to the dinosaurs, as dinosaur bones with crocodilian bite marks have recently been discovered at Big Bend.
  • Western businessmen may laugh, but such crocodilian cunning has allowed Houphouet to weld 60 backward tribes into one of Black Africa's most prosperous countriesand its most .
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  • Research Team Sequences Genome Of The Endangered Chinese Alligator
    April Flowers for - Your Universe Online Scientists from Zhejiang University in China and BGI Shenzhen have completed and analyzed the genomic sequence of the endangered Chinese alligator ( Alligator sinensis ) – the first published crocodilian genome. The findings, published in Cell Research , provide plausible explanations of how terrestrial reptiles adapt to aquatic environments ...
    Aug. 10, 2013 - redOrbit
  • Whole-genome sequencing uncovers the mysteries of the endangered Chinese alligator
    ( BGI Shenzhen ) In a study published in Cell Research, Chinese scientists from Zhejiang University and BGI have completed the genome sequencing and analysis of the endangered Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis). This is the first published crocodilian genome, providing a good explanation of how terrestrial-style reptiles adapt to aquatic environments and temperature-dependent sex ...
    Aug. 9, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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