Dolly Parton is the Inspiration for Naming of a New Appalachian Lichen Species

Dolly Parton is the Inspiration for Naming of a New Appalachian Lichen Species
(PRWEB) April 30, 2015 Castanea—Dolly Parton has gathered another accolade highlighting her connection and contributions to the Appalachian region of America. A new species of lichen, Japewiella dollypartoniana, was recently found in the Appalachian Mountains, home to the singer and philanthropist, and was named in her honor. The new species is described in an ...

Molecular-Assisted Alpha Taxonomy Genetic Testing Reveals Species of Red Algae

Molecular-Assisted Alpha Taxonomy Genetic Testing Reveals Species of Red Algae
(PRWEB) November 19, 2014 Phycologia—The use of molecular-assisted alpha taxonomy (MAAT) has helped to distinguish species of the Bossiella genus of red algae. Whereas a morphological study showed four Bossiella species in the eastern Pacific Ocean, this genetic screening revealed 17 species groups. With genetic data and further morphological study, these groups could be identified, ...

Oakland Zoo Plays Vital Role in Saving a Frog Species and Hosts Renowned Conservation Speaker

Oakland Zoo Plays Vital Role in Saving a Frog Species and Hosts Renowned Conservation Speaker
Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2014 After multiple months of waiting for final permits, Oakland Zoo has acquired the required state and federal permits to help save the Mountain Yellow-Legged frog, a highly endangered amphibian. This frog species, which once hopped throughout California’s upper elevations, has dropped significantly in numbers, more than ninety percent in ...