Final version online – putative origin and maternal relatedness of male sperm whales

The final version of our article “Putative origin and maternal relatedness of male sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) recently stranded in the North Sea” is now online available and I want to share the given “Share Link” which provides 50 days’ free access to the article with you:


sort and reduce redundancy in FASTA files

we had a fasta file with unwanted redundancy.

Reads were mapped to a reference and then each match was extracted with an ID and  sequence, to which this ID mapped. This resulted in a redundancy in IDs. Our goal was to get only one ID for each sequence.

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master thesis – publication

The larger project my master’s thesis was a part of has been submitted and can be found in pre-press here: Foerster et al. 2017

I’m very thankful to have been a part of such an interesting project, which provides new insights and knowledge about the use and development of SNP-panels, as well as using this method for genetic wildlife monitoring.