We clarify some details of the unusual structure of the penis of this iconic monotreme.
Sometimes all you have is an image file (perhaps from a scanned publication) and you would like to convert the data points to xy coordinates (maybe you want to try an analysis on someone else's data). R gives some tools to help. Here is the start of some code:
GenePaint is a digital atlas of gene expression patterns in various tissues and species with strong focus on mouse embryos. The in situ section mages are in amazingly high resolution so you can clearly see which cells express the gene of interest.
Easy map making in R
Anita alerted us to a plover nest at the yards. Even with her clear directions it was hard for me to find the nest (if a few straws lying flat on a flat place can be called a nest) and its 3 highly camouflaged eggs. Here are a couple of photos to show you where […]
Save processing time and manipulate y our data with ease using the Power Query Editor in Excel
From time to time I get asked to help with a statistical analysis. When I ask for the data I often get a spreadsheet like this. OK, I can read this and sometimes make sense of it, but there are a number of important issues including: With a little bit of learning, this can all […]
Recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics is another marsupial genome, this time it is the iconic koala, a superb effort by a diverse team of specialists including Marilyn. The paper was highlighted by a cover picture on the printed journal and a commentary by Darren J Burgess in the journal: Nat Rev Genet. […]
Jenni has a new Rufford Foundation project in Chile investigating "Winter Huddling and Kinship in the Marsupial Dromiciops gliroides"
PhiloPic.org provides ready made silhouettes of animals and plants for your graphic art needs