Lab was fun today: extracting the pigment from spinach leaves :D
But that required my students to construct and run their first chromotography column D:
Physical chemists are not found of column chromotography.
I am a physical chemist.
That is all.
When you’re just starting to learn something new, the errors that you experience are helping you learn faster.
“Adorably Cute” Tiny Primate Discovery Illuminates Biodiversity of Philippines Island
Posted by David Braun
Meet the Dinagat-Caraga tarsier, a distinctive evolutionary lineage of primate that has just been discovered from the southeastern Philippines, an international team of biologists working with the Philippine government’s Biodiversity Management Bureau announced today. The discovery of the new genetic type of primate was funded in part by the National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration…The discovery identifies an important new example of a “conservation flagship species” that has the potential to increase public awareness of the Philippines’ astounding resident biodiversity, says National Geographic grantee and project leader Rafe Brown, of the University of Kansas. “If protected by the Philippine government, [it may] extend protection like an umbrella to the many species of unique birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, plants, and invertebrates that share its rain forest home.” (continue reading)
FIGURE 1: Phylogeographic relationships ofTarsius syrichta (see Appendix S1 for taxonomic summary)… (x)
Brown, Rafe M., et al. "Conservation Genetics of the Philippine Tarsier: Cryptic Genetic Variation Restructures Conservation Priorities for an Island Archipelago Primate." PloS one 9.8 (2014): e104340. (x)