river dolphin :
- n any of several long-snouted usually freshwater dolphins of South America and southern Asia
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- Dolphin Study Provides Insight Into History, Conservation Of Species
April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from Nanjing Normal University and BGI has completed original genomic research on the Yangtze River dolphin ( Lipotes vexillifer ), commonly known as Baiji . The study, published in Nature Communications , provides new insight into the genetic and evolutionary adaptations of dolphins and valuable resources for the conservation ...
Oct. 30, 2013 - redOrbit
- Yangtze River Dolphin's Genes Indicate Humans Caused Its Extinction
The verdict is in regarding the recent extinction of a Chinese river dolphin: humans, not a glitch in the animal's genes, were responsible. Researchers reconstructed the entire genome of a baiji (Lipotes vexillifer), or Yangtze River dolphin, using tissue remains from a specimen frozen since 1985. The baiji, poetically known as the "Goddess of the Yangtze," is a symbol of the challenge of marine ...
Oct. 29, 2013 - Discover
- Scientists gain new insights into dolphin's evolutionary history and conversation
Researchers report their original genomic research on Baiji, also known as Yangtze River dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer). The study gives new insight into the genetic and evolutionary adaptations of the dolphin, and provides valuable resources for the conservation of mammals and cetaceans in particular.
Oct. 29, 2013 - Science Daily