University of California - Riverside

The betrayal of the aphids

Aphids are devastating insect pests and cause great losses to agriculture worldwide. These sap-feeding plant pests harbor in their body cavity bacteria, which are essential for the aphids' fecundity and survival. Buchnera, ...

dateJun 02, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Scientists rediscover rarest US bumblebee

A team of scientists from the University of California, Riverside recently rediscovered the rarest species of bumblebee in the United States, last seen in 1956, living in the White Mountains of south-central New Mexico.

dateDec 05, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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What goes up must come down

Found in warm regions of the world, geckos are extremely capable of climbing up steep, smooth surfaces. To do so, they employ an adhesive system – a key evolutionary innovation that facilitates climbing vertically, and ...

dateOct 14, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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