News tagged with domestication

Early herders' grassy route through Africa

A University of Utah study of nearly 2,000-year-old livestock teeth show that early herders from northern Africa could have traveled past Kenya's Lake Victoria on their way to southern Africa because the area was grassy - ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Ecology
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The first kobuviruses described from Africa

An international team of researchers led by scientists at the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) genetically describe the first kobuviruses to be reported from Africa. The results show that the viruses ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Frozen semen from lions can produce embryos

Scientists from Berlin successfully produced embryos from African lions via assisted reproduction. What is genuinely new is the fact that they used immature eggs that were retrieved from African lionesses. After artificial ...

dateFeb 09, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Caring for animals at risk in bushfires

While many people have considered how to care for homes and people during bushfires, they haven't always decided on a plan of action to protect threatened domestic animals, livestock and wildlife, says the Murdoch University ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Ecology
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