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Volcanic Legacy: Tortoises chronicle eruption in their genes

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10:07am, October 1, 2003

An ancient volcanic eruption in the Galpagos Islands bequeathed diminished genetic diversity to one group of the archipelago's famed giant tortoises, a new analysis suggests.

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