Scientists uncover the distribution and physiological role of planteose

The findings of this study are intended to aid botanists who specialize in crop protection in better understanding the distribution of planteose throughout the...

New method to complete genetic data

Genome sequencing is now much cheaper than it was, but still accounts for a large part of the costs in animal and plant breeding....

New grafting technique could combat the disease threatening Cavendish bananas

Scientists have found a novel way to combine two species of grass-like plant including banana, rice and wheat, using embryonic tissue from their seeds....

Team succeeds in culturing the pygmy zebra octopus

Researchers report culturing methods for the pygmy zebra octopus, an emerging laboratory research organism.

Where does the special scent of thyme and oregano come from?

Thyme and oregano are not only popular herbs for cooking, but also valuable medicinal plants. Their essential oils contain thymol and carvacrol which impart...

Coast redwood and sequoia genome sequences completed

Scientists have completed the sequences for the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes. The research helps better explain the genetic basis for these species'...

Robots use fear to fight invasive fish

The invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) chews off the tails of freshwater fishes and tadpoles, leaving the native animals to perish while dining on other...

Extinct megafauna prone to ancient ‘hunger games’

Different combinations of human hunting and climate change caused Australia's famed 'giant' species to go extinct, and now it turns out that for some...

Queen’s genes determine sex of entire ant colonies

Researchers have discovered the genetic basis for a quirk of the animal kingdom -- how ant queens produce broods that are entirely male or...

Visually stunning tree of all known life unveiled online

OneZoom is a one-stop site for exploring all life on Earth, its evolutionary history, and how much of it is threatened with extinction.

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