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Jungle Genetics

How do you map the DNA of an entire tropical mountain? Biologist Menno Schilthuizen explains how his team combine modern lab techniques with the methods of Victorian naturalists to uncover the origins of unique mountain species.

Find the full paper here: http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature14949.

12 August 2015