Tag: platypus

April 28, 2021

Genome project reveals findings for 25 species

An effort to read the genome of every vertebrate in the world has released its first results, with near-complete genomes for 25 species, including the greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum),...

December 28, 2020

Wombats and other Australian mammals glow in UV light

When researchers accidentally discovered that platypuses glow under ultraviolet light, it sent scientists scrambling to see what other creatures might secretly do the same. At the Western Australia Museum, scientists...