What we’re reading- Feb 7, 2014

Fine-scale genetic structure detected in forest elephants WildlifeSNPits blogger Stephanie Schuttler’s paper on forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis, remember they’re a different species than L. africanus) networks reveal kin groups despite high genetic diversity. All work was done using non-invasive dung samples. Genome size of flying species Metabolic intensity of flight drives the reduction of genome…