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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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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
Human-modified forests are equally important in bird conservation

  In biodiversity conservation, e.g., bird conservation, it is a common sense that the primary forests are the crucial areas. However, due to the facts that most of the primary forests are restricted to ridges and are in decreasing in areas, whereas, quite large proportions mountainous regions are covered by huma... more
Genetic evidence of a recent Tibetan ancestry to Sherpas in Nepal

  Following the groundbreaking ascent of Mount Everest In 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, the Sherpa people gained such cachet that their name became vernacular shorthand and pop culture reference for much of the twentieth century. In Nepal today, many Sherpas rely on serve as Mountaineering enthus... more
Y-chromosome diversity suggests southern origin and Paleolithic backwave migration of Austro-Asiatic speakers from eastern Asia to the Indian subcontinent

  Austro-Asiatic (AA) language has a somewhat unique geographic distribution, with a wide distribution not only in southern China and Southeast Asia, but also in India. AA is the eighth largest language family in the world in terms of population size (104 millions) with two major branches: Munda in eastern, north... more
 
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  • 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
  • Dr. Victor Benno MEYER-ROCHOW, December 25 2015
  • Shuzong WANG, University of Massachusetts (November 06 2015)
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    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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    Kunming Institute of Zoology Co-Organize an Exhibition at Kunming Changshui International Airport
     
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