paleogenetics


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paleogenetics

(pā′lē-ō-jə-nĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of genetic material from long-dead, often extinct, organisms.

pa′le·o·ge·net′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.
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Subjects include a review of cases of the use of paleogenetics fro understanding the function of biomolecules and the meaning of genomic sequences, a synthesis of recent work on the importance of structure in protein evolution, mechanisms of protein evolution and their application to protein engineering, and the promise of directed evolution as a means of optimizing the catalytic properties of novel enzymes.
On the basis of this identification, the bone was subsequently reported as bison in the literature (Stephenson et al., 2001; Saleeby, 2002), but when it was later included in a study of bison paleogenetics (Shapiro et al., 2004), mitochondrial DNA sequences amplified from the specimen showed that it was, in fact, moose (Alces alces) (Beth Shapiro, pers.
The North-Eastern Federal University will present an investment project at the Fourth Eastern Economic Forum to create a scientific center for paleogenetics that will deal with cloning of mammoths and studying the genetic history of the peoples of the North-East of Russia, the region's press service reports.
rector of the federal university Yevgenia Mikhailova, on the basis of the university it is planned to create a world-class scientific center on paleogenetics. The idea of ??forming a new scientific site was supported by the leadership of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).