News tagged with ecosystems

Gut bacteria make cabbage poison harmless

The cabbage family contains rather toxic compounds. Greenfly, caterpillars and cabbage fly larvae attack cabbages and rapeseed ferociously nonetheless. How can that be? The secret lies in their gut, at least for the cabbage ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Reef sharks prefer bite-size meals

Sharks have a reputation for having voracious appetites, but a new study shows that most coral reef sharks eat prey that are smaller than a cheeseburger.

dateFeb 22, 2016 in Ecology
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California's ecological abundance

With forests and farmland, mountains and desert and almost 900 miles of scenic coastline, California's vast terrain is both dramatic and varied.

dateFeb 18, 2016 in Ecology
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