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The discovery of our researchers were published by the New York Times!

The researchers of our institute, Dr. Eszter Várkonyi Patakiné, chief research fellow and Mariann Molnár PhD student, participated in the research team, which created successfully a hybrid fish from the American paddlefish and Russian sturgeon. 

The memebers of the team were from the Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquacultur (NAIK-HAKI), the University of Debrecen, the Laboratory of Fish Management of Szent István University and the National Centre for Biodiversity and Gene Conservation (NBGK-HGI).

The results of the research were published on July 6, 2020 in the scientific journal Genes (link: and after that several important medium, like The New York Times ( and CNN (, published too an article in this topic.

MDPI interview:

Congratulations to the participants of the research team.