Ozaena ground beetles likely parasitize ants throughout their life cycle

Ozaena ground beetles likely have anatomical adaptations enabling them to parasitize ant nests throughout their life cycle, according to a new study.

Plant phytolith and water content influence rate of tooth enamel abrasion in vertebrates

Plant phytolith and water content cause differing degrees of tooth enamel abrasion in vertebrates. This study has implications for how tooth wear in extinct...

Blueprint for plant immune response found

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Rice plants engineered to be better at photosynthesis make more rice

A new bioengineering approach for boosting photosynthesis in rice plants could increase grain yield by up to 27 percent, according to a new study....

How trees and turnips grow fatter

Botanists have identified key regulatory networks controlling how plants grow 'outwards,' which could help us to grow trees to be more efficient carbon sinks...

Ancient gene duplication gave grasses multiple ways to wait out winter

New research shows how grasses count the short days of winter to prepare for flowering. The findings provide valuable insight into how winter-adapted grasses...

Finding an elusive mutation that turns altruism into selfish behavior among honeybees

For the first time, researchers have finally found the root cause responsible for thelytoky syndrome -- which dramatically turns bees from altruistic helpers to...

Variable venom: Why are some snakes deadlier than others?

By comparing records of venom potency and quantity for over 100 venomous snake species, researchers have discovered that the potency of a snake's venom...

Insect biological control shields tropical forests

An international team of scientists, involving entomologists, conservation biologists, agro-ecologists and geographers, has just revealed how on-farm biological control can slow the pace of...

Where will the world’s next Zika, West Nile or Dengue virus come from?

Scientists have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. They created...

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