Tag: "diversity" at biology news
Diatom genome reveals key role in biosphere's carbon cycle
...nome. "This project helps illustrate the amazing diversity
of life on our planet," Armbrust says. "Diatoms display features traditionally thought to be restricted to animals and other features thought to be restricted to plants. Diatoms, with complete disregard for these presumed boundaries, have mixed and m...
Don't stand so close to me: A new view on how species coexist
...by others. They suggest this may explain the great diversity
of wasps seen in nature. "There is a fixed amount ...sall. "This allows evolution to affect patterns of diversity
such as how many similar species we see." Dr. Vincent Jansen, author of the paper from Royal Hollowa...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
... approach to genetic selection. There is a lot of diversity
we can work with in terms of different binding pockets and shapes, so this is only the first step."...
'Immediately open access' option for the leading journal Genome Research
...rom many exceptional laboratories worldwide." Its diversity
of financial support is an important reason that the "immediately open access" option is possible for Genome Research and the surcharge has been set at a level that anticipates the continuation of multiple revenue streams. "We recognize that if a lar...
Cells in retina found to behave like soap bubbles
..., a maple tree, a human being. How is this amazing diversity
of species created? "It is like designing the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle so that they fit together seamlessly," said Carthew. "Understanding how cells fit together in space is an underappreciated area of science that has started to gain serious momen...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
... to individual. The model attempts to capture the diversity
of laughter while aiming to produce highly individualized expressions of mirth. People use laughter to express a happy or funny context or to render a positive response in conversation. Similarly, this technique aims to make the expression of laughte...
Study in Royal Society journals presents evidence for inherited factors in homosexuality
...he health of populations. We examined the level of diversity
at three MHC class II loci in the wolf population of Scandinavia, a population naturally recolonised with a genetic contribution from as few as three founders, and in four neighbouring wolf populations. The bottlenecks and fragmentation noted in wolf...
Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.
... College, Chicago, will facilitate a discussion on diversity
and workforce development as it relates to the chemical sciences. The discussion will emphasize biotechnology and the training of future workers for technical careers. Open to the public. (Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.) The following awards will be...
Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting
...g Latinos in the US: this panel addresses cultural diversity
and health disparities. (10.15-Noon) What's All the Fuss About Same-Sex Marriage? A roundtable discussion asks what are the myths about marriage, family and civilization that fueled the attack. (1.45-3.30 p.m.) New Perspectives in...
Research into the sense of touch in worms wins Eppendorf/Science Prize
...symmetric cell division and the generation of cell diversity
in the embryonic murine cerebral cortex. She is now a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Sally Temple's laboratory working on mechanisms regulating neural stem cell self-renewal and cell fate choices, including interactions between neural stem cells and endo...
Large-scale forces shape local ocean life, global study shows
...e ecologist has found that the richness of species diversity
in a small patch of ocean is powerfully shaped by ...e. But Witman and his team found that species diversity
in local areas, no bigger than a half-mile square, was directly proportional to species diversity
Nitric oxide is essential for animal development
...NO), a versatile signalling molecule involved in a diversity
of clinically important cellular functions, is essential for an organism's development. NO has been the most intensely studied signalling molecule for more than a decade. Produced by NO synthases (NOS), it regulates blood pressure, contributes to th...
UGA scientist Moran receives $2.6 million from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for marine research
...for expanding our understanding of the ecology and diversity
of coastal bacteria, and how these bacteria affect...technology and techniques for studying the genetic diversity
of ocean microbes. Among these advances is the ability to study these microbes through DNA sequenc...
Are museum collections of ancient life representative?
...s extensive collections representative in terms of diversity
and abundance compared to the mollusks preserved a...pare the Eastover to other time periods to see how diversity
of organisms changed over time, which may be in part a result of climate change." "People who study ...
Four new vertebrate fossil finds in Ischigualasto, Argentina
...od. "These findings give us a broader idea of the diversity
of terrestrial faunas at the end of the Triassic," said Alcober, principal investigator of Earthwatch Institute's Triassic Park project. He will also report his recent findings at the Earthwatch Annual Conference in Boston, on November 6. "We are d...
International marine survey of coral death
...ights to the role of coral community structure and diversity
in maintaining productive fish and invertebrate populations. They have begun to learn how disease affects coral community structure and diversity. "Ultimately this concerns the human community," says Susan M. Merkel, a Cornell microbiologist and coo...
New insights into chimpanzees, tools, and termites from the Congo basin
...re of the nest. These interesting additions to the diversity
of chimpanzee material culture have broad implications for our understanding of the ecological and cultural factors that shape hominoid tool use. Although decades of long-term studies have been dedicated to this species in other parts of Africa, thes...
Ancient marine invasion sheds light on diversity
...ntly, a few studies have shown that if you look at diversity
locally, it is not necessarily mimicking global diversity
at that time." Researchers look at three types of diversity: local or alpha diversity, which is div...
Order of species loss has important biodiversity consequences, grassland study reveals
...as little as 3 percent of the grassland, the extra diversity
thwarted invaders, said Zavaleta. "Plots with 15 s...n profoundly altered the observed relation between diversity
and invasibility," they write. ...
Community living causes bacteria to diversify
...s, the individual bacteria rapidly diversify. This diversity
increases the capabilities of the group and provid...mber of identical bacteria, a remarkable degree of diversity
rapidly developed in the population. "After only a few days of biofilm growth, the bacteria diversif...
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