Tag: "species" at biology news
Smithsonian's National Zoo researchers use electronic eggs to help save threatened species
... management and conservation programs for selected species
in North American zoos and aquariums. The SSPs are...eggs; but, according to Hallager, eggs for smaller species
should be technologically feasible in the future. Kori bustards, native to eastern and southern Af...
Presence of wolves allows aspen recovery in Yellowstone
...e we can document significant aspen growth, a tree species
in decline all over the West. Weve waited a long t... in ecology it factors in not just the numbers or species
of animals, but also their behavior and the reasons for that behavior. Predators such as wolves or c...
Air pollution link to clogged arteries
...tals inflame airways by generating reactive oxygen species
and oxidative stress when combined with oxidised phospholipids in the arteries. This can lead to vascular inflammation, which can in turn lead to increased lesions in the clogged arteries, potentially giving rise to blood clots that trigger heart att...
Call for EU to launch major project to map out all our proteins
...n humans and other organisms, even though for some species
the genomes have been completely sequenced. This is because many of the genes and their protein products have only been predicted by computer algorithms that are at this time imperfect. The field of proteomics aims to discover all the proteins produc...
Humboldt squid on the move
...w them to prey upon commercially important fishery species
like hake and anchovy." In fact, Robison's survey ...he hake fishery in Monterey Bay is not large, this species
(also known as Pacific whiting) is presently the most important commercial groundfish caught off wes...
Camera-shy deer caught for first time
NEW YORK (July 24, 2007) -- A little-known species
of deer called a large-antlered muntjac has been p...ntlers are significantly larger than other muntjac species
found in Indochina. The photographs were taken using camera traps set in Laos Nakai Nam Theun Nati...
Picky eating potentially perilous for bats
...line, open-access journal PLoS ONE, indicates that species
of conservation concern often have a more speciali...eir study may help develop models for predicting a species
risk of extinction. However, similar studies are needed on additional bat families before we can ful...
Enzyme discovery sheds light on vitamin D
...f the enzyme had shown that its pathway pattern is species
specific. Some species, including humans and rats, favour one pathway, while others most notably the opossum favour the other pathway. Using a technique called liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, the researchers studied cells from animals i...
How to structure a complex body plan
...e, the spherical 3-D colonial architecture in this species
is achieved by joining developmental processes at ...ism by which isolated fragments of branching coral species
cope with external environmental forces....
Steroids, not songs, spur growth of brain regions in sparrows
...ashington researchers have found evidence that one species
of songbird apparently has something in common with a few baseball sluggers. Both rely on steroids, birds to increase the size of song production areas of their brain and some players, apparently, to knock a fastball out of the park. Writing last ...
Fruit fly gene from 'out of nowhere' is discovered
..., called hydra , exists in only a small number of species
of Drosophila fruit flies, which suggests it was...lion years ago, when these melanogaster subgroup species
diverged from a common ancestor. And early evidence indicates that the new gene is functional (as o...
Did pterosaurs feed by skimming?
...od is often used to predict the diet of an extinct species
based on comparisons of fossilized teeth, or used to conclude that species
with large eyes were nocturnal. However, a new paper from Stuart Humphries, Richard Bonser, and coll...
Back to the future: Mastodon extends the time limit on DNA sequencing
...cially similar looking woolly mammoth, and several species
of Moa, the giant flightless Australasian bird. Using the mitochondrial genome sequence, together with sequences from two African elephants, two Asian elephants, and two woolly mammoths (obtained from previous work), it was shown that mammoths are ...
Limpets reveal possible fate of cold-blooded Antarctic animals
...o be able to cope in warmer water, or compete with species
that will inevitably move into the region as temperatures rise. Growth in animals occurs primarily by making and retaining proteins. While tropical water limpets typically retain 70% of the proteins they make, those in the Antarctic appear only to ...
Art and music for the birds
...an music, anecdotal evidence suggests that certain species
of bird listen to and replicate human song. My ... us to think about the impact we have on the other species
around us, she adds. The bird listening stations are part of the exhibition Inside/Outside: Habit...
One species, many genomes
...ufficient to understand the genetic potential of a species
also fuels current efforts in human genetics." S...udy. "By extending these types of studies to other species
we hope to help breeders to produce varieties that are optimally adapted to rapidly changing environ...
Probing biology's dark matter
...al human mouth teems with as many as 700 different species
of microbes. A handful of these have been specific...have coaxed less than one percent of the bacterial species
that inhabit natural environments into growing in culture. But a microfluidics device created by How...
Genetic diversity in honeybee colonies boosts productivity
...onogamous queens. "An intriguing trait of honeybee species
worldwide is that each honeybee queen mates with a...ultiple males. The European honeybee -- the common species
in North America -- mates with from six to 20 mates on average, for example, while the giant honeybe...
Charting ever-changing genomes
... -- Instead of immutable proprietary software, any species
genetic information resembles open source code that is constantly tweaked and optimized to meet the users specific needs. But which parts of the code have withstood the test of time and which parts have undergone rapid evolutionary change has been di...
Ice Age survivors in Iceland
...g at groundwater animals. They have discovered two species
of groundwater amphipods in Iceland that are the only animals species
found solely in Iceland. These finding can only be explained by these animals surviving glaciations ...
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