Shedding light on the secret reproductive lives of honey bees

Research shows that there are trade-offs between sperm viability and the expression of a protein involved in the insect's immune response.

Researchers uncover viral small RNAs in mosquito cells

Researchers provide a new genomics resource that details the small RNA transcriptomes (gene expression) of four bio-medically important mosquito species.

Bacteria carried by mosquitoes may protect them against pesticides

Mosquitoes are transmitters of several diseases and pesticides are used to control their numbers in many countries. New study finds Wolbachia - a bacteria...

Comprehensive characterization of vascular structure in plants

Plant researchers and bioinformatics researchers have succeeded for the first time in identifying the functions of the different cell types in the leaf vasculature...

How different plants can share their genetic material with each other

The genetic material of plants, animals and humans is well protected in the nucleus of each cell and stores all the information that forms...

Bacterium protects rice plants from diseases

Researchers were able to demonstrate how a specific bacterium inside the seeds of rice plants effectively and in an eco-friendly way inhibits destructive plant...

More efficient maize growth

Plant researchers have investigated the transport of compounds in maize. They focused on the mechanism used to transport the products of photosynthesis for further...

Risk of extinction cascades from freshwater mussels to a bitterling fish

Reproduction of native and invasive bitterling fishes and their hybridisation was studied in Japan. We collected mussels in which these bitterlings lay their eggs,...

Asian tiger mosquito poses low risk for Zika virus outbreaks

The Asian tiger mosquito does not pose a major risk for Zika virus epidemics, according to a new study.

Bumblebees lacking high-quality habitat have higher pathogen loads

Bumblebees found in low-quality landscapes -- characterized by a relative lack of spring flowers and quality nesting habitat -- had higher levels of disease...

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