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Wolves gone, western ecosystems suffer

...msides rich in aspen, cottonwood, willow and other edible vegetation. When healthy and normal, such areas n...s," Leopold wrote 55 years ago. "I have seen every edible bush and seedling browsed, first to anemic desuetude, and then to death." ...

An invasion of cheats: The evolution of worthless nuptial gifts

... partner and replaced the gift with either a large edible gift or an inedible cotton ball token that resembl...rs copulated longest after presentation of a large edible gift, the females receiving the worthless cotton ball token were sufficiently tricked to allow males...

Marsh-dwelling mole gives new meaning to the term 'fast food'

...an insect larva or tiny worm, determine that it is edible and gulp it down in half that time. "Most predator...k an average of 230 milliseconds to identify it as edible and eat it. The researchers discovered that their subject is not just a super-fast forager, but that...

Chemical analysis of mushrooms shows their nutritional benefits

...in U.S.-consumed mushrooms shows that these fruity edible bodies of fungi could be tailored into dietary plans to help fill various nutritional needs. Using modern analytic tools, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that the six mushroom varieties tested -- in raw and cooked f...

DOE JGI announces 2006 Community Sequencing Program portfolio

...ld banana production; Mytilus californianus, the edible pacific mussel that is a sentinel species for environmental pollution; Triphysaria versicolor, a parasitic plant that releases chemicals into the soil that affect the growth and development of nearby plants, a phenomenon known as allelopathy, which...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...um did not contaminate the roots, outer leaves, or edible parts of the lettuce. Pseudomonas fluorescens, a bacterium shown to inhibit E. coli O157:H7 when tested in vitro, was identified in soil found on the lettuce roots. "In conclusion, transmission of E. coli O157:H7 from manure to lettuce was not obser...

Study links brain fatty acid levels to depression

...or omega-6 fatty acids, which can be found in most edible oils and meat, perhaps in the future depression may be controlled by increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake and decreasing omega-6 fatty acid intake....

The evolutionary triumph of flower power

... that in spite of some basic survival uses such as edible or medicinal flowers, most flowering plants grown in the flower industry today are not used for any purpose other than emotional satisfaction. "Our hypothesis is that flowers are exploiting an emotional niche. They make us happy," McGuire says. "Beca...

Study in Royal Society journal on heritability of female orgasm

...l. The peacock butterfly, Inachis io, is perfectly edible and harmless. But when harassed it suddenly exposes conspicuous eyespots and produces a hissing sound. We manipulated peacocks in six different ways to test the adaptive value of the eyespots and the hissing sound when the butterflies were attacked b...

Our effect on the world

...positive for contamination, and while commercially edible creatures such as fish and lobster were within US Environmental Protection Agency standards of safe consumption levels, several marine species tested have very high concentrations of known carcinogens. The team has invented and will show videos of a...

Reclaimed wastewater

...the crop, limited exposure to the soil surface and edible parts of the crop, a positive finding as scientists continue to explore how to reuse water. While their study showed a feasible use of wastewater, the researchers said similar trials would need to be conducted at each site where such a system is cons...

The roots of civilization trace back to ... roots

... when the lineage of humans and chimpanzees split, edible root plants similar to rutabagas and turnips may have been one of the reasons. According to research by anthropologists Greg Laden of the University of Minnesota and Richard Wrangham of Harvard University, the presence of fleshy underground storage o...

Aloe vera coating may prolong freshness, safety of fruits and vegetables

...gel from the tropical plant that can be used as an edible coating to prolong the quality and safety of fresh...vesting, the researchers say. Although a number of edible coatings have been developed to preserve food freshness, the new coating is believed to be the first...

Phytochemicals may protect cartilage, prevent pain in joints

...t line blood vessels. He has isolated compounds in edible plants that boost production of phase 2 enzymes. These phytochemicals can be found in cruciferous plants, including broccoli. Talalay provided one of the phase 2 inducers used in Healy's experiments. "This was the first work done in applying these ph...

Curry and cauliflower could halt prostate cancer

...g intervention options based on compounds found in edible and medicinal plants. They have had some success, and a majority of patients with prostate cancer are now combining the conventional therapies with these compounds as alternative, supplementary or complementary medications. For Kong's study, research...

Poison dart frog mimics gain when birds learn to stay away

...s theory, known as Batesian mimicry, describes how edible species can gain protection from predators by looking like toxic species....

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute to develop Tomato Metabolite Database

...on of flavor, nutrition and quality metabolites in edible crop tissues," said Klee. By identifying the highly complex traits that control the flavor and nutritional value of the tomato, this work will not only help to improve the way tomatoes are grown but will also contribute to how this crop is being used...

ACS weekly press package April 24th, 2006

... produces corresponding biochemical changes in the edible fish muscle. The result can be fish with a softer and less desirable texture, for instance, or other undesirable qualities. Morzels group identified a protein desmin that can serve as a marker for pre-slaughter stress and the resulting undesi...

Gut reaction: Researchers define the colon's genome

...nent of plant cell walls and thus is found in most edible plants, such as apples and carrots. The new study advances the growing field of metagenomics, or the study of many genomes found in a given ecosystem. Scientists at TIGR and elsewhere have recently scooped up whole environmental samples, from soil t...

Eavesdropping fringe-lipped bats spread culture through sound

... quickly learned to associate a new frog call with edible prey by observing their neighbor eating, even when the call comes from a frog they wouldn't normally eat. Page, a graduate student in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, and Ryan, the Clark Hubbs Regents Professor in Zoology, report their findings in t...

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