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We commemorate the 1st of February National Day of the Mexican Axolotl with the 1st National Encounter of Axolotls and Axolotls

On February 1, 2018, the article “The axolotl genome and the evolution of key tissue formation regulators” was published in number 554 of the scientific journal Nature, which reveals the complete results of the Mexican axolotl genome. In this study, they discovered that its genome has 32 billion DNA base pairs, this is more than …

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Are all salamanders salamanders or are all salamanders axolotls?

Generally, there is confusion around the indiscriminate use of both terms (axolotl and salamander), probably the product of the ambivalent clash between colloquial speech and specialized language. It is common to think of Ambystoma mexicanum as the maximum representation of what an “axolotl” is and, on the contrary, to exclude Ambystoma velasci from this distinctive …

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