Thursday, September 17, 2009

A genome too far?

I've crossed fruit flies, tomatoes and yeast, but I would clearly draw the line before taking on this project.

A genetic linkage map for the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). BMC Genomics. 2009 Jul 29;10:339

Actually, the Wikipedia entry for the species is a bit reassuring. Don't believe those ridiculous stories of 21 footers -- the largest measured individual was only 20 feet. And only one or two fatal attacks occur each year, and they make headlines in the papers. I'll sleep like a rock tonight!

1 comment:

James said...

At least they used a pre-existing population of crocodiles. I was worried some poor grad student had the job of crossing inbred crocodile lines.