Monthly Archives: March 2017

Beyond DNA barcoding: the species description of the nematode Caenorhabditis monodelphis includes its whole genome sequence

A new species of nematode worm was recently described for the first time in BMC Zoology. The authors of the work tell us about the significance of the species description being published alongside a complete genome sequence and how their work helps put the famous C.elegans into its proper evolutionary context.


Mother’s Day and Maternal Health

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Mother’s day is a special occasion to honour mothers and influential mother-like figures. It is a day to celebrate motherhood and a time where love, gratitude and appreciation is shown through acts of kindness and the giving of gifts to mothers. Different regions in the world observe Mother’s day on different dates. It is most commonly celebrated in the months of March or May and this year in the UK Mother’s Day will be on Sunday 26th March. This Mother’s Day, join BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth in exploring and highlighting the importance of maternal health.

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