Tag: "picky" at biology news
Fossil Eggshells Hold Clues To Major Animal Extinctions As Reported In Science
... ' diet. The bird appears to havebeen a relatively picky
eater who depended on extensive shrubland for food. Infact, most of the extinct megafauna were browsers of trees and shrubs ratherthan grazers. The authors speculate that humans disrupted the natural fire cycleby burning the landscape periodically. T...
Herbivores, pull up a chair to the table: salt marsh plants at higher latitudes more palatable, according to new study
...th savory selections. Herbivores can, however, be picky
eaters depending on how palatable salt marshplants are. New research by the University of Georgia's Marine Institute here,in collaboration with Brown University in Providence, R.I., strongly suggestthat salt marsh plants nearer the equator are less p...
Endangered butterfly needs proper habitat, special nectar
Some might call them picky
eaters, but this beautiful endangered butterfly, named Fender's blue, needs certain plants to complete its reproductive cycle -- and it requires different plants to flourish once it reaches the final, butterfly stage.these needs. A new study by a Un...
Study sheds light on how the sun causes skin cancer
...s. To begin, UV radiation was thought to be a less picky
carcinogenic agent, targeting multiple pathways in the cell. When it hit, it was thought to do so in the manner of a surgical strike, causing a point mutation. Yet when Chin and her colleagues explored the DNA in the tumors of the UV-affected mice th...
Why we are what we eat: New links between our biology and food choices
...ely to be supertasters than men are. Thus, being a picky
eater isn't necessarily a sign of a difficult personality. "Supertasters are picky
eaters. They taste bitterness in food that other people don't notice. For some, the food world is ju...
Predators and human health
...Ostfeld and Holt found that predators that are not picky
about what small animals they eat and are also highly mobile--such as foxes, coyotes, and falcons--appear to protect human health by constantly suppressing rodent numbers. In contrast, predators such as weasels specialize, eating only certain rodent...
Tropical legume could be alternative hay/forage crop for Texas
... highly palatable. White-tailed deer, which can be picky
eaters, will also browse lablab, making it a good, low-management crop for supplemental feed in wildlife plots. It can be grown in various environments throughout the Southeastern United States and thrive on as little as 10 to 15 inches of rainfal...