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7th Congress of EAZWV in Leipzig 2008

2008-04-30 - Leipzig, Germany. Prof. K. Eulenberger and Dr. A. Bernhard

The congress will be held in Leipzig from 30 April until 4 May 2008 – and we are delighted to have this opportunity to make such a valuable contribution to the important scientific debate among veterinary colleagues in the interests of maintaining the health of our stocks of animals. We therefore hope very much that you will accept this invitation to Leipzig – not just to meet your colleagues but also to find out more about this vibrant, international city at first hand!


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Chronic endometritis in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).

2008-04-26 - Leipzig, Germany. Aupperle H, Reischauer A, Bach F, Hildebrandt T, Göritz F, Jäger K, Scheller R, Klaue HJ, Schoon HA. Institut für Veterinär-Pathologie

A 48-yr-old female Asian elephant with a history of pododermatitis developed recurrent hematuria beginning in 2002. Transrectal ultrasonography and endoscopic examination in 2004 identified the uterus as the source of hematuria and excluded hemorrhagic cystitis. Treatment with Desloreline implants, antibiotics, and homeopathic drugs led to an improved general condition of the elephant. In July 2005, the elephant was suddenly found dead. During necropsy, the severely enlarged uterus contained abo...


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The African elephant is known for its large, floppy ears

Scientists map elephant evolution

2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany.

Scientists say they have calculated the date at which the African and the Asian elephant went their separate ways. The two elephant species diverged from a common ancestor some 7.6 million years ago, experts working in the US, Germany and Switzerland say. They came to their conclusion after comparing a genetic analysis of the two species with material derived from the extinct woolly mammoth and mastodon.


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Appearance and Location of Origin of the Mastodon Tooth (IK-99–237) Used for Sequencing of the mtDNA Genome

Proboscidean Mitogenomics: Chronology and Mode of Elephant Evolution Using Mastodon as Outgroup

2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany. Nadin Rohland, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas,Joshua L. Pollack2, Montgomery Slatkin, Paul Matheus, Michael Hofreiter

We have sequenced the complete mitochondrial genome of the extinct American mastodon (Mammut americanum) from an Alaskan fossil that is between 50,000 and 130,000 y old, extending the age range of genomic analyses by almost a complete glacial cycle. The sequence we obtained is substantially different from previously reported partial mastodon mitochondrial DNA sequences. By comparing those partial sequences to other proboscidean sequences, we conclude that we have obtained the first sequence of m...


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Cloning the mammoth is not a possibility, says researcher Michael Hofreiter from the German Max Planck Institute. But one can watch evolution in progress by examining enough mammoth carcasses.

What Can a Baby Mammoth Teach Us? Cloning the mammoth is not a possibility, says researcher Michael Hofreiter from the German Max Planck Institute.

2007-07-16 - Leipzig, Germany. Anwen Roberts

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of an almost perfectly preserved baby mammoth in the permafrost of Siberia. SPIEGEL spoke to evolution scientist Michael Hofreiter from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig about what the young female means for science. Researchers are falling all over themselves to examine the intact baby mammoth found in the permafrost of Siberia. Will scientists be able to clone it? Hofreiter: Cloning a mammoth isn't possible!


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European Elephant Keeper and Manager Association (EEKMA)

Next annual meeting for EEKMA in Lepzig

2007-05-31 - Leipzig, Germany. Harry Schwammer, EEKMA

For this meeting the board plans to reorganize EEKMA, involve regional members of different countries to establish news-network.


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61st Annual Conference of WAZA 2006

2006-08-27 - Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig Zoo

Conference theme: Sustainable management of flagship species for conservation.

Agenda
- Global elephant management issues
- Relationship between WAZA and regional associations
- Prioritisation of field projects
- Conservation psychology
- Global standards/ substandard zoos
- Amphibian crisis
- ZIMS demonstration in English
- ZIMS demonstration in German
- Focus on aquariums
- Marketing (questionnaire)
-...


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Nuclear gene indicates coat-color polymorphism in mammoths.

2006-07-07 - Leipzig, Germany. Rompler H, Rohland N, Lalueza-Fox C, Willerslev E, Kuznetsova T, Rabeder G, Bertranpetit J, Schoneberg T, Hofreiter M.. Molecular Biochemistry, Uni Leipzig

By amplifying the melanocortin type 1 receptor from the woolly mammoth, we can report the complete nucleotide sequence of a nuclear-encoded gene from an extinct species. This finding suggests that mammoths may have been polymorphic in coat color, with both dark- and light-haired individuals co-occurring.


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Blonde or brunette mammoth? DNA analysis says some were probably woolly blondes.

2006-07-06 - Leipzig, Germany. Michael Hopkin

An analysis of 43,000-year-old DNA from these prehistoric creatures suggests that some of them were blondes. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, took samples from a 43,000-year-old bone found in Siberia, and extracted the portion of DNA containing a key pigmentation gene, Mc1r. They publish the results in this week's Science.


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Multiplex amplification of the mammoth mitochondrial genome and the evolution of Elephantidae

2005-12-18 - Leipzig, Germany. Krause J, Dear PH, Pollack JL, Slatkin M, Spriggs H, Barnes I, Lister AM, Ebersberger I, Paabo S, Hofreiter M. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

Our phylogenetic analyses show that the mammoth was more closely related to the Asian than to the African elephant. However, the divergence of mammoth, African and Asian elephants occurred over a short time, corresponding to only about 7% of the total length of the phylogenetic tree for the three evolutionary lineages.


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10 Headlines about Elephants from Leipzig2008-04-30 - Leipzig, Germany - 7th Congress of EAZWV in Leipzig 2008 2008-04-26 - Leipzig, Germany - Chronic endometritis in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). 2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany - Scientists map elephant evolution 2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany - Proboscidean Mitogenomics: Chronology and Mode of Elephant Evolution Using Mastodon as Outgroup 2007-07-16 - Leipzig, Germany - What Can a Baby Mammoth Teach Us? Cloning the mammoth is not a possibility, says researcher Michael Hofreiter from the German Max Planck Institute. 2007-05-31 - Leipzig, Germany - Next annual meeting for EEKMA in Lepzig 2006-08-27 - Leipzig, Germany - 61st Annual Conference of WAZA 2006 2006-07-07 - Leipzig, Germany - Nuclear gene indicates coat-color polymorphism in mammoths. 2006-07-06 - Leipzig, Germany - Blonde or brunette mammoth? DNA analysis says some were probably woolly blondes. 2005-12-18 - Leipzig, Germany - Multiplex amplification of the mammoth mitochondrial genome and the evolution of Elephantidae

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