Thursday, 28 May 2015

First artificial insemination of Yangtze giant softshell turtle

Date: May 27, 2015

Source: ResearchSEA

Summary: A female Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) -- potentially the last female of her species -- has been artificially inseminated. The procedure, which brought together top scientists from China, Australia and the United States, provides a ray of hope in a continuing effort to save the world's most endangered turtle.

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