Topic: Evolution of olfactory receptors in aquatic vertebrates

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Your report should be organised in the form of a ‘conventional’ journal article (i.e. Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References). Any deviation from this structure should be approved by your supervisor, and a note added to this effect. Reference citations in the text should be by author names, and not replaced by numbers. Your reference list should be alphabetical by first author. You might find the Writing Skills section in the General Student Handbook useful. Submit an electronic version (only) before the deadline.
Where possible, analyse your results as you obtain them. Prepare your tables and illustrations and write your report around these. Write the introduction after the results and discussion. Generally, the results and discussion sections are written in the past tense. ‘We examined the plants and found that they were green’; ‘Under the influence of the observations the animals fell asleep’; etc. More and more journals favour the active rather than the passive voice (“We measured the woodlice” rather than “The woodlice were measured”) because it reduces ambiguity (who exactly measured those woodlice: you or a postdoc in the group?) However, follow the style favoured by the journal most appropriate for your research, in consultation with your supervisor. You should give specific references for all facts and opinions from other sources.

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Sources:
https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/102/17/6039.full.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/42441568_On_the_Origin_and_Evolution_of_Vertebrate_Olfactory_Receptor_Genes_Comparative_Genome_Analysis_Among_23_Chordate_Species

https://humgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1479-7364-4-2-107#Sec5

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1087945/?report=reader#!po=27.5000

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-41521-6

Genome-Wide Identification and Characterization of
Olfactory Receptor Genes in Chinese Perch,
Siniperca chuatsi

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jez.b.22531

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5942113_Co-regulation_of_a_large_and_rapidly_evolving_repertoire_of_odorant_receptor_genes

https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/gb-2001-2-10-reviews1027

https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/113336

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2013/12/11/the-smell-of-evolution/

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Type of service: Academic paper writing

Type of assignment: Writing from scratch

Subject: biology

Pages / words: 5 / 1400

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: Undergraduate

Paper format: APA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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