Date: 11/13/17 7:22 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Scientists' Colorful Quest To Discover How Parrots Became Green
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

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

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

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