Dave Stanton

Dave Stanton

Cardiff University and EMBRAPA-Forestry

Research associate


Hi Misha - not sure about reptiles, but in deserts: the Sahara Desert Ant (Cataglyphis bicolor) can forage at temperatures above 50 deg C ( Tardigrades can withstand even crazier temperatures (although not in deserts). With tardigrades it was thought that this may be related to high levels of horizontal gene transfer ( although it seems that that original paper overestimated the extent that it occurred in the genome: - something that we are hoping to look into with the Pontoscolex genome!
Apr 20, 2016
Untangling the Volcanic Earthworm Genome
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