Moirai Conservation and Research

Working to understand and protect earth’s longest-lived species

Online tools

All algorithms are open source and available through the MIT license in either Javascript or PHP.


Multi-species genome and proteome exploration
Gene-to-gene and protein-to-protein comparison
phylogenetic tree
Most recent common ancestor and phylogenetic tree analysis

Metadatabase Access

Venn diagram


Moirai conservation and research is currently run entirely by volunteers. 100% of money donated will go to support our efforts for the genome sequencing for critically endangered species, the development of online bioinformatic tools, educational material development and outreach, and the support of our volunteer conservation and animal research projects.


The World's Longest-lived Animals (Paperback)

By Dr. Clare-Anne Canfield and Dr. Neil Copes

It is estimated that there are 7.77 million species of animals, of which only 953,434 have been described and classified. Studying the diversity of aging in organisms is akin to researching magic. Some organisms age and die as humans do, but there are many that achieve extremely long lifespans and others that display no signs of aging at all (negligible senescence) . Even more fascinating are the organisms that age backwards. In this book you will find information about long-lived and immortal organisms. There is a profile for each organism that provides a short description of what is known about it and includes links to scientific articles and genome information. Please contact us if you would like to contribute. The hope is that this book will allow researchers quick access to information, and to identify areas that are in need of further inquiry.

[Warning: While factual, this book is full of dark humor and sarcasm.]

100% of money received from sales goes to our conservation or research projects.

Paperback: 286 pages
Copyright: Moirai Conservation and Research, 2016
ISBN-10: 099835922X
ISBN-13: 978-0998359229

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