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Located in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, the Kunming Institute of Zoology serves as a center for research on the diverse biological resources of southwestern China, the Eastern Himalayas and Southeast Asia. The institute’s main research priorities are evolutionary genetics and genomics; conservation and utilization of animal genetic resources, including domesticated animals; development of animal models for human disease mechanisms and new pharmaceuticals; and stem cell applications.

32 Research Groups | 330+ Students | 430+ Staff
 
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Was Chicken Domesticated in Northern China?

  Chicken domestication is an interesting topic, and attracts high interests among archaeologists and animal geneticists. Northern China is recognized as an agricultural homeland in East Asia. Several archaeological evidences highlight the possibilities of chicken domestication in ancient Northern China.
  In 2... more
Mitochondrial Genomes Reveal Peopling of Pamirs

  In 1838, “Roof of the World” was first used to describe the Pamirs by the British explorer John Wood. The high altitude makes the Pamirs a big challenge in human dispersal in Central Asia.
  The terrible traffic and environment made the investigation of population genetics difficult in this region. Therefor... more
Researchers Made New Progress in Expression Profiles and Regulatory Network of Alzheimer’s Disease

  Recently, by using a systematic integrative analysis based on the largest collection of brain expression profiles of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other AD related omics data, researchers identified several upstream regulator genes which may play a crucial role in regulatory network of gene expression in AD bra... more
A New Cave-dwelling Loach (Triplophysa xichouensis) Found in Yunnan, China

  China has the highest diversity of cave fishes in the world. There are more than 100 species recorded in China. According to the necessity of cave environment, cave fishes are divided into 3 types: typical cave fishes, atypical cave fishes and accidental cave dwelling fishes.
  Triplophysa is the largest grou... more
 
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  • Tifei Yuan & Zhifang Dong (December 13, 2017)
  • Herve Yesou (SERTIT, France) (November 23, 2017)
  • Yong-Kun Li (Yunnan University) (November 21, 2017)
  • Geng-Fu Xiao (Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS) (November 16, 2017)
  • Jie Tian (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences) (October 31, 2017)
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    2016 Kunming, China----The sixth DNA metabarcoding School was successfully held at the Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS
    John Ascher of Singapore National University lectures on bee taxonomy
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    Catalog of Insect Type Specimens of Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology has been updated
     
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