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11.01.2018

Axolotl in the wild is racing towards extinction

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The Mexican salamander "axolotl", that regenerates limbs and organs after injuries, is racing towards extinction in the wild. Although axolotl research is expanding, a loss of genetic diversity could be catastrophic for sustainable research. The science journal Nature has published an article on this topic, to which CRTD research group leader Dr. Tatiana Sandoval Guzmán has contributed.

See also: interview with Dr. Tatiana Sandoval Guzmán about the axolotl (minutes 28:00-31:00) to BBC Inside Science