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Swans hatched with a “wary” personality are more likely to settle in areas where fewer people occur. We found that the vast majority of swans possessed one particular variant of the DRD4 gene. Swans with this variant had much shorter light initiation distances (8 metres) than those with rarer variants (14 metres). Thus swans with the common DRD4 variant were more tolerant of humans than other swans. This suggested that the wariness of swans towards humans is indeed at least partly under genetic control.
Third, we need national strategies and a long-term commitment to helping nascent industries remain aloat long enough to secure market share. New Zealand has been highly innovative in this regard. While 40% of companies in many European countries have interactions with universities, only 4% of Australian companies report such links. Australia can do much better in exploiting its strong research base. The chemistry community must work together more effectively to create a genuine “value-adding chain”.
In special cases these deposits can preserve or mineralogically “ghost” a range of soft tissues, even complete internal organs, in the fossilised organism. Scientists have long known about the famous Burgess Shale fossils in British Columbia, where soft-bodied worms and other invertebrate creatures were buried by rapid mud slides around 508 million years ago. However, well-preserved ishes from the 113–119 million-year-old Santana Formation of Brazil were among the irst vertebrate fossils to show evidence of preserved soft tissues.