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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.

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Genomic study reveals molecular mechanism of high-altitude adaptation of snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus)

  The snub-nosed monkey genus Rhinopithecus (Colobinae) comprises five closely related species (R. bieti, R. roxellana, R. brelichia, R. avunculus and R. strykeri). All these species are among the world’s rarest and most endangered primates. In addition to conservation value, Rhinopithecus species are unique in ... more
CYD-6-28, a Possible Novel Agent in TNBC treatment

  As a type of breast cancer with poorest prognosis and high relapse rate, the triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is characterized with no expressions of the genes of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and Her2/neu. And because most chemotherapy need to target at one of the three receptors, the ... more
Scientists Reveal the Unique Genetic Mechanisms of Six-white-point Pigmentation in Diannan small-ear Pigs

  As one of the most obvious phenotypic characters, coat color in domestic pigs is of great importance in artificial selections. Six-white-point (SWP) coat (white coat on the four feet, the head, and the end of tail but with the remaining coat being black) is one of the common pigmentation patterns being found in... more
Scientists propose “Our of Asia” hypothesis on the origin of genus Rena

  The genus Rena includes over 100 species. The true frogs of genus Rana are widely inhabited in both New and Old World, and are mainly found in the northern hemisphere, e.g., Asia, Europe, North America and north of South America. As the model animals which are commonly applied in behavior, development, genetics... more
 
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  • The Fourth Workshop on Science and Technology Cooperation
  • Dr. Wu Taoyang, University of East Anglia, July 26 & 27
  • Prof. Greg Woods, University of Tasmania, April 13
  • Prof. Robert Murphy, University of Toronto, March 30
  • Dr. Joerg Heber, Executive Editor, Nature Communications, March 10
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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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