Tag: "species" at biology news
UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska
...tat for a wide variety of species, from commercial species
such as clams and scallops to true corals. The dis...ssociated species, and there are probably more new species
in them than just the rhodoliths," said Foster. "Such discoveries also send an important message abo...
AIBS tapped to coordinate design of ecological observatories
...te change; the relationships between biodiversity, species
composition, and ecosystem function; the impacts of land use and habitat alteration; the ecology and evolution of infectious disease; the causes and consequences of invasive species; the ecological implications of biogeochemical cycles; and hydroecol...
'Fossil genes' reveal how life sheds form and function
...onment. Indeed, probing the genomes of three other species
of yeast that are unable to metabolize galactose, the Wisconsin scientists found the genetic pathway almost completely absent from all three, with only a single remaining gene marking the pathway like a faded signpost. "Evolution repeats itself," Car...
Scientists explore genome of methane-breathing microbe
...The genome sequence of Methylococcus capsulatus a species
typical of methane-breathing bacteria commonly found in soils, landfills, sediments and peat bogs includes a full and at times redundant toolkit of genes for using methane as an energy and carbon source. Such methane-consuming microbes are called m...
Martin Saunders to receive the James Flack Norris Award
...for studying carbocations -- one of the three main species
of reactive intermediates in organic reactions including the formation of many natural substances such as the steroids. The approach Saunders took was to create stable solutions of these normally highly reactive species, so that they could be studied...
Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
...ues in different climates affect genes in a single species
in this case, an annual weed in the mustard famil... way, how does natural genetic variation allow one species
to thrive in so many places? The five-year, $5-million grant is part of the NSF's Frontiers in Integ...
Genetic modification of linseed produces healthier omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
...how genetic engineering of agronomically important species
can provide real benefits to human health and nutr...how genetic engineering of agronomically important species
can provide real benefits to human health and nutrition and the environment. As demand rises for edi...
US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile
...large stands of old-growth lenga forests, a native species
of southern beech tree, as well as peat bogs, alpine meadows, river systems, and spectacular snow-capped mountains. The landscape supports a wide range of wildlife, including Magellanic woodpeckers (a cousin of the fabled ivory-billed woodpecker of ...
Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'
...ysiology-based method to predict what each lobster species
would sound like. Recently, she proved that the peacock mantis shrimp has the fastest kick in the animal kingdom. Karel Svoboda , 38, Cold Spring Harbor Lab (Cold Spring Harbor, NY) for his work in the field of neuroscience. When we make a new me...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...ted for 24 hours. "Many of the species
identified after refrigeration were present in the...t bacterial population was Lactobacillus lactis, a species
of bacteria that is commonly used as a starter culture for many cheeses. After refrigeration, the r...
NSF announces six 'FIBR' awards to tackle some of biology's most challenging questions
...omics," identifying the genetic linkages that draw species
together into complex communities and whole ecosystems. Genes and environment both contribute to behavior, and another project will tackle the hotly debated nature or nurture question by analyzing social behavior as it relates to an entire genome ...
European common frog found to use novel mating strategy
... to sequence four genes from each of the 524 known species
of salamanders and the 168 known species
of their close relative, the caecilian. The goal is to fully understand the evolutionary tree of amp...
Genetic analysis rewrites salamander's evolutionary history
...ly prune the twigs, perhaps shuffling around a few species
here and there. Hence the surprise when a new Univ...thodontid salamanders, a family that comprises 360 species
- two-thirds of the world's 522 known species
of salamander. Known for being one of few landlubbing ...
Sugar-coated sea urchin eggs could have sweet implications for human fertility
... have believed they understood how closely related species
that occupy the same regions of the ocean were kep...ut sea urchin reproduction don't hold true for all species
of the invertebrate creature. The work could lead to better understanding of fertilization among mam...
ConocoPhillips & Conservation International launch 'Biodiversity Action Plan' in Venezuela
...y in Venezuela's Gulf of Paria. Home to over 200 species
of mollusks, 50 species
of crustaceans and at least 400 species
of fishes - including the discovery of seven new species
Lecture on ecology of infectious diseases
... country. Black-tailed prairie dogs, an imperiled species
in western states, are increasingly found in these urban grasslands. In Boulder County, Colo., for example, nearly two-thirds of all prairie dog colonies are within a half-mile of urban development. Prairie dogs are highly susceptible to plague, ...
Blue marlin in gulf have high mercury levels, A&M study shows
... area in the northwestern Gulf of marlin and other species
in our survey of fish tissue mercury," Rooker says...histories. In addition, the team has found several species
captured in Texas waters have higher mercury levels than those closer to Louisiana. "This appears to...
PNNL lands $10.3 million NIH biodefense contract to unlock proteomes of salmonella and pox
...es as a close viral analog to deadly smallpox, two species
from the genus Salmonella will be examined: typhimurium (which causes food poisoning) and typhi (typhoid fever). These pathogens, which spread quickly and are not easily combated with conventional drugs, could lead to major epidemics if enlisted by t...
Endangered species list more bleak than originally thought
... extinction crisis ignores thousands of affiliated species
that are also at risk of being wiped out, making the list of endangered species
much larger and more serious than originally thought, says a study produced in part at the Universit...
Serotonin metabolites in mollusks suggest pathways for human therapies
...tissue is affected." Marine mollusks, such as the species
Aplysia californica and Pleurobranchaea californica that were used in these experiments, are considered to be ideal model systems to study serotonin processing because they have simpler nervous systems than mammals. "They have larger, more easily id...
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