News tagged with galls

New fluid fats fuel frozen flies

When goldenrod gall flies embark on their winter hibernation, they freeze solid and have only the fats that they carry on board to sustain them. However, scientists from Western University, Canada, have discovered that the ...

dateApr 30, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Wasps wage war on behalf of wiliwili trees

A black, two-millimeter-long wasp from East Africa is helping wage war on one of its own kind—the Erythrina gall wasp, an invasive species that's decimated Hawaii's endemic wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis) and in ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in Ecology
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TraDIS technique tackles typhoid

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, researchers are able to look at the need for every gene in a bacterial cell in a single experiment. The new method will transform the study of gene activity and the search ...

dateOct 16, 2009 in Genetics
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