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Our researchers wanted to understand how the growth of bivalve shells is regulated. They identified long noncoding RNAs, as candidate biomineralisation-related genes involved in shell growth and maintenance.
Reviewing our science strategy is a process that allows us to reflect on our results, identify our strengths and weaknesses, and plan our next steps.
Bathycyathus chilensis, azooxantelado solitario, Los Molles
A pioneering study by the Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR) has revealed how hard corals evolved according to depth and that their origins lie at a depth of 200 meters.
Catarina Marreiros was the winner of the Portuguese Society of Nephrology's best abstract award, in the field of peritoneal dialysis.
CCMAR's science communication courses have exceeded the organisation's expectations. The 18 participants have given positive feedback, confirming the importance of this course in their professional practice and how it should be...
Our specialists in paleoclimatology Dulce Oliveira, Teresa Rodrigues and Antje Voelker, travelled to Rome, Italy, to participate in the XXI International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Congress, a distinguished event in...
Researchers from CCMAR have quantified the fish hatchery service that the Ria Formosa provides, valuing it at several tens of millions of euros per year.
Manipulação de Bergigão em Laboratório (Crédito: Alicia Bruzos)
The genomes of transmissible shellfish cancers have been sequenced for the first time, revealing levels of genomic instability not seen in other cancers.
João Cardoso, Adelino Canário and Inês Leal went to Namibe, in Angola, for the second sampling field trip of the project HeathyBi4Namibe.