Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) November 11, 2013
GeoScience.net has newly published 28,667 abstracts on the discovery of new biological species. A biological species is a group of organisms which is reproductively isolated from other biological species. Measures including similarity of DNA, morphology, or ecological niche are commonly used to distinguish biological species from each other. Differences between species are judged based on comparison of physical attributes and especially their DNA sequences. Such sequencing technologies permit whole genome-scale, sequence-based assays at reasonable cost and high accuracy, even for organisms where no genome research has been carried out previously. The Biology, Geography and Health Research Section 1 provides a majority of the current total of 28,667 references and abstracts on discovery of new biological species.
The total number of non-bacterial and non-archaeal species on earth has been estimated at 8.7 million. Species can, however, be classified according to a "typological species" scheme, an "evolutionary species" scheme, and a "phylogenetic (cladistic) species" scheme. The Biology, Geography and Health Research Chapter 374 presents a large number of descriptions of new biological species in the genus Hylesinus Fabricius, in the spiny orb-weaver spider genus Micrathena Araneae, in the fern flora of Cuba, and of Asiasarum from Korea, Pilea from the Dominican Republic, Solidago from Kentucky, Didymium from Brazil, Endocalyx deuteromycotina from Japan, Physarum myxomycetes from Switzerland, and of the lichen genus Gyalidea from Western Europe.
The Biology, Geography and Health Online Magazine GeoScience.net is online since January 4, 1996 and provides comprehensive information on the life, earth and health sciences. It has emerged as a comprehensive publisher of science references and summaries in biology, in the earth sciences, in the environmental sciences, and in the health sciences. After its latest update stemming largely from the biological sciences, it contains a total of 14,798,340 bibliographic references including a summary of their scientific content. Besides its desktop version, the site features a mobile version for smartphones, an RSS feed aggregating the site's most shared content, and frequently updated accounts at Twitter and Facebook.