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Luis Cunha

Luis Cunha

Curitiba

Cardiff University & EMBRAPA-Forestry & Azores University

Marie Curie Fellow

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Published on Jun 07, 2016

104% Thank you!!! Fully funded!

Dear friends,We want to express our sincere gratitude toeveryone who donated and shared this project. This was an amazing adventure andthe first step of a beautiful story, soon to be revealed. The ...

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Published on May 19, 2016

The Volcanic Earthworm on Newsweek!

Lately, this little animal has been gathering friends all around the world! This week a story about it came out in Newsweek, we are thrilled, so exciting! Please check it out and feel free to ask a...

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Published on May 17, 2016

The Volcanic Earthworm through Media!

During the crowdfunding campaign a couple of news/stories have been coming out! Here we try to put all the links together! Newsweek StoryResearchgate blog post about the volcanic earthwormsCampaig...

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Published on May 20, 2016

Rewards news! field trips! 65% and getting closer!

First, a huge thank you for all of you backing up the volcanic earthworm genome we just reached 65%!So we have decided to update the rewards and add some more exciting options.So if you donate:$1 (...

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Published on May 17, 2016

USB Flash drive for Backers

We're almost reaching 60% of the funding goal! Still a bit more to go! We need your help to reveal this fascinating genome.As an appreciation for your support, we'll mail everybody who donates $100...

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Thank you Patricia!
Jun 06, 2016
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Thank you Aleks, it was a great journey!
Jun 04, 2016
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Hi Husni thanks and congratulations also to you and your team! All the luck!
Jun 04, 2016
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A special “thank you” to Pacific Biosciences, Experiment.com, Sage Science and Computomics for enabling this opportunity, in particular to you and Genome Galaxy initiative for keeping us motivated in such endeavour. I hope this is just the beginning of something huge for Earthworm's science! Cheers
May 31, 2016
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Thank you Nicolas. It was a long and fun campaign (a but tiring sometimes) but so rewarding. Keep an eye on this project webpage. We will keep you all updated!
May 31, 2016
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Thanks for the tip Charlene. Maybe Sam James is already aware of this particular animal. I will check!
May 31, 2016
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All towards earthworm's science and related scientists. Wouldn't be possible without your support! Thank you.
May 31, 2016
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Good luck team firefly! I see you are almost there! Will be great to see what insights both genomes will be able to provide! Cheers!
May 31, 2016
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Dear Juan, Really happy to have your support and thanks for your contribution. I am sure that this genome will provide some insights about the invasiveness capacity of Pontoscolex. Cheers!
May 31, 2016
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I am now also really fascinated by this and wondering about the molecular phylogenetics associated with earthworm bioluminescence, it looks like there are independent evolution of bioluminescence in earthworms, which in a group believed to be monophyletic makes me really intrigued! would luciferase be a gene "lost" in most of the other taxa or is there a chance to be a gene “gain”, maybe originated by HGT? Is it present in Polychaeta? This is really interesting, need to read a bit more. Nice discussion guys!!! one more thing we could use Pontoscolex genome to compare with, hope to see A. ligra transcriptome out really soon.
May 27, 2016
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Good luck firefly lovers! I am delighted to support your project and would love to see some beautiful biological insights with this genome. Please keep your backers updated!
May 27, 2016
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Hi Jenny, if you are interested in one of those options let us know! We usually stay at least a week in the field. With 3-4 days you can visit most of Sao Miguel Island and still collect worms! Amazonia is a bit more challenging, so it will require to fill a checklist (health, visa, physical condition, etc). But feel free to ask. Cheers
May 21, 2016
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