Rising temperatures could shift US West Nile virus transmission

West Nile virus spreads most efficiently in the US at temperatures between 24-25 degrees Celsius (75.2-77 degrees Fahrenheit), a new study shows.

Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention

Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less...

Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention

Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less...

New rules for algae species classification

A team of evolutionary biologists and ecologists has a new idea for how scientists should classify algae species.

Scientists find an enzyme that facilitates grafting between different family species

Scientists have found that the tobacco plant Nicotiana can maintain grafts between a broad range of species. Using Nicotiana as an intermediary, they succeeded...

Diamondback moth uses plant defense substances as oviposition cues

Researchers showed that isothiocyanates produced by cruciferous plants to fend off pests serve as oviposition cues. The scientists identified two olfactory receptors whose sole...

How chemical diversity in plants facilitates plant-animal interactions

'As we continue to lose global biodiversity, we are also losing chemical diversity and the chance for discovery,' said a researcher.

Putting a future avocado ‘apocalypse’ on ice

For the first time, an Australian cryogenics scientist has shown that avocado shoot tips can be successfully frozen and revived -- and that's great...

Thousands of species recorded in a speck of soil

Researchers have developed a new technique to tease ancient DNA from soil, pulling the genomes of hundreds of animals and thousands of plants --...

New role of arginine metabolism in plant morphogenesis identified

A research team found that arginine metabolism has a vital role in regulating gametophore shoot formation in the moss Physcomitrium patens.

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