Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) are integrating genetic and environmental databases to help identify species threatened by climate change more accurately, in order to design conservation strategies.
The R.Samada software developed in EPFL's Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems assists evolutionary biologists by offering them concurrent direct access to these databases.
R.Samada evaluates how genetic and environmental information relate to each other, and generates graphs and maps for rapid data visualization.
EPFL's Stephane Joost said, "The software identifies the genes involved in the process through which a species evolves to adapt to weather conditions."
R.Samada will inform researchers' efforts to conserve endangered species by gauging genetic variants' fitness for survival in certain eco-climatic zones.
From EPFL (Switzerland)
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