Tag: "species" at biology news
Changes to insect-seeking calls of horseshoe bats may drive new species formation
...enough or a river wide enough to keep members of a species
apart. New species
may diverge and form because of something as fundamental as a call to dine. According to new resea...
Limited climate tracking in European trees despite 10,000 years of postglacial warmth
...environment and history as controls of large-scale species
distributions is a crucial issue in biogeography a...f their climatically suitable range. Many of these species
naturalize extensively outside their native ranges, providing support for the conclusion that Europe...
JGI, VBI help unravel sudden oak death & soybean disease
...hese two Phytophthora [pronounced Fy-TOFF-thor-uh] species
provide a framework for understanding how these pl...sequencing of these microorganisms." "Phytophthora species
attack a wide variety of plants, including agricultural crops as well as trees and shrubs of native ...
Manipulating biotope space can enhance beneficial biodiversity effects
... of biodiversity depend on complementarity between species
in resource use, as is the case if species
root in different soil depths. This knowledge led to the further hypothesis that the biotope space,...
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researcher advances fight against sudden oak death disease
...irginia oak trees and other Eastern Seaboard plant species
that have proven highly susceptible to the pathogen in greenhouse tests. Tyler identified the Virginia highlands as a potential target for P. ramorum, as they have the cool, moist air needed for spore spread and survival. "Sudden oak death thrives i...
Fat cells could provide the key to a longer life
...erns longevity evolved in a precursor of all three species
and is likely to be conserved in humans. Professo... years, a canary for 13 and a bat for 50 yet these species
are all around the same size and warm blooded. A tortoise lives for up to one hundred years, but hum...
Kangaroo hops in line for genome sequencing
...involving other mammals. In addition to sequencing species
that are far apart on the evolutionary tree, it is important to sequence sets of species
that are closely related. Having two marsupial genomes, separated by 70-80 million years of evolutio...
Need sex? It's probably something about stress
...s: A two-fold increase in cellular reactive oxygen species
activates sex genes." Oana Marcu of the University of California, Irvine, is a coauthor. It may seem an odd question, but biologists have long puzzled over why have sex. Besides all the concomitant fuss and muss, sex seems like an ine...
Four tourist destinations named best worldwide
...serve some of the 33 indigenous mammal and reptile species
(including the threatened Arabian oryx), and enjoy excellent desert bird watching. The winner of the Heritage Tourism Award, given to a company for making outstanding contributions to cultural heritage, is Anangu Tours, owned by the Nvangatja...
Lowly weeds may hold promise for curing host of common health woes
...out 3 percent of the world's quarter-million plant species
are weeds, they make up more than a third 36 of the 101 plant species
used in pharmaceuticals. In drug companies' quests to discover new remedies, weeds short-lived, her...
Earstones tell fishes' tale of early life in the Colorado River estuary
...uring their tender youth, both the endangered fish species
totoaba and the commercially important gulf corvin... fisheries biologists, has recently identified the species
as "vulnerable," because of habitat changes in the fish's nursery area and heavy fishing pressure in...
Utah scientist helps discover new mouse species -- and maybe a new genus
...rican and Filipino biologists has discovered a new species
or perhaps a new genus of mouse in the Philippin...ammals on Luzon Island are descended from just two species
that reached the Philippines from the Asian mainland about 10 million to 15 million years ago," said...
First ever standards linking climate change, biodiversity and poverty seek global peer review
...estoring and/or maintaining local plant and animal species
populations, their associated genetic variability,...ive plantation that blocks migratory routes of key species
and illegally evicts local people. Some inferior projects will cause harm, while others may cause tr...
Parting genomes: UA biologists discover seeds of speciation
...understand the precise genetic changes that lead a species
to evolve into two separate species. Laura K. Reed... mojavensis and Drosophila arizonae, represent one species
or two is still debatable among biologists, testament to the Arizona researchers' assertion that the...
Nation's plant database falling behind, survey shows
...ation has to be kept current, because new invasive species
are introduced every year and once-pristine habitats are destroyed by both natural and human forces." Prather and Carolyn Ferguson of Kansas State University have outlined the trend toward doing less collecting which holds true from the vast ...
2004 BP Conservation Programme winners pave the way for protecting wildlife
...ng teams working on a range of globally threatened species
and habitats from 23 countries across the world wi...rder to protect some of the most highly endangered species
on the planet. From 27th May until 17th June, representatives from the 29 winning teams will attend ...
Albany high school student adds to understanding of breast cancer gene
...ed portion of the BRCA-1 gene found in the various species
served as potential mutations sites leading to loss of function of the gene and increased risk for breast cancer for the person carrying the gene. Under the guidance of her mentor, chemistry teacher, and manuscript co-author, Lynda Blanke...
Life goes on without 'vital' DNA
... species. So by comparing the genomes of different species
and looking for regions that are conserved, geneticists hope to pick out those that have an important function. It was assumed that most conserved sequences would consist of genes coding for proteins. But an unexpected finding when the human and mou...
Two dinosaurs from Africa give clues to continents' split
...95 million years old, and a second new meat-eating species
Sereno found on a separate expedition, help fill i... evolution of carnivorous dinosaurs on Africa. The species
are described in a paper published online June 2 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, ...
Concerns remain about UVB damage to amphibians
...rates that UV-B radiation can cause damage to many species
of amphibians at every stage of their life cycle, ...ibian embryos, where they caused mortality in some species
and not in others," Blaustein said. "But with more research we've seen how UV-B radiation can affect...
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