Tag: "extremes" at biology news
New grain variety opens up possibilities for Australian farmers
...nts have properties that lie somewhere between the extremes
of toxic and safe. Vetch is one of these. Common vetch is useful to farmers as a versatile nitrogen-fixing crop in cereal crop rotations. The plant grows particularly well in southern Australia and has also been used as feed for cattle and other rumi...
Mobile DNA sequences could be the cause of chromosomal mutations during the evolution of species
...ers they have been able to isolateand sequence the extremes
of the chromosome 2 inversion which is found togetherwith the normal organisation in all populations of the species. The comparisonof chromosome 2 with, and without the inversion, has allowed them to demonstratethat the inversion is generated by the...
Life On The Edge
...that trigger the microbe to protect itself against extremes
in heat andcold. Two types of containers will be used. One will place the microbes in thermalcontact with the environment, but isolate them from other factors like wind,snow, and competing life forms. A second type of container will expose themicrobe...
USGS Scientists Learn Lessons From Captive Released Manatees
...eorgia and Mo could be described as reflecting the extremes
of captive manateerelease success and failure, respectively, Lefebvre said. "Mo's experience reminded us of something we already know about manatees, expect the unexpected," Lefebvre said. "We were at first incredulous that thesatellite tag could ...
Schmidt-Nielsen Autobiography Details Scientific Adventures
... on the studyof how animals adapt to environmental extremes
that would seem impossible.For example, he and his colleagues discovered how camels go for months withoutwater by allowing their body temperatures to rise without sweating, andby tolerating extreme dehydration that would kill most animals. He also h...
Limits Of Life On Earth: Are They The Key To Life On Other Planets?
... has been placed on environments that are near the extremes
of conditions on earth. Funding will also support research about our solar system and beyond, to help identify possible new sites for life beyond earth. Scientists are studying environments such as the earth's hydrothermal systems, sea ice and ...