Harvard development expert: Agricultural innovation offers only path to feed Africa and the world
The world can only meet its future food needs through innovation, including the use of agricultural biotechnology, a Harvard development specialist said today.
White tiger mystery solved
White tigers today are only seen in zoos, but they belong in nature, say researchers reporting new evidence about what makes those tigers white. Their spectacular white coats are produced by a single change ...
Archaeological genetics: It's not all as old as it at first seems
Genomic analyses suggest that patterns of genetic diversity which indicate population movement may not be as ancient as previously believed, but may be attributable to recent events. This study published in BioMed Central's ...
Tiger, tiger, not burning so bright
(Phys.org) —India's tigers are facing extinction owing to a collapse in the variety of their mating partners, according to new research carried out by scientists at Cardiff University.
Scientists announce development of wheat strain that produces 30% greater yields
Superdaddy Pyros keeps Pyrenees bear numbers up
The number of bears roaming the Pyrenees remained stable at a minimum of 22 last year, thanks largely to the continued virility of Pyros, the undisputed daddy of the colony.
Revealing hidden fungal species using DNA: The importance of recognizing cryptic diversity
Our ability to assess biological diversity, ecosystem health, ecological interactions, and a wide range of other important processes is largely dependent on accurately recognizing species. However, identifying ...
Hares, turtles, and the race to unravel genetic diversity
If you thought the only way to solve a puzzle was by looking at a picture of its end result as you go, guess again. Using an innovative approach to the study of genetic diversity, an international research ...
Space-age domes offer a window on ocean acidification
(Phys.org) —A row of space-age domes off the Washington coast may provide a peek at the future. Not the future of space travel, but of climate change and the effects of increasingly acidic oceans.
The secret lives of the wild asses of the Negev
(Phys.org) —As a critically endangered population makes a comeback, scientists are keeping a discreet eye on it with the help of GPS and dung.
The latest genomic studies of wheat sheds new light on crop adaptation and domestication
The advanced online publication version of Nature today presents two manuscripts that provide an unprecedented glimpse into the adaptation and domestication of wheat. These achievements are the results of joint efforts led ...
Emus get GPS treatment
Murdoch University researchers will be placing GPS tracking devices on six emus to track their movements and habits in jarrah forest at Avon National Park.
Genome of Texas Longhorn, related breeds tells global history of human, cattle migration
Texas Longhorn cattle have a hybrid global ancestry, according to a study by University of Texas at Austin researchers published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Endangered lemurs' complete genomes sequenced, analyzed for conservation efforts
For the first time, the complete genomes of three separate populations of aye-ayes—a type of lemur—have been sequenced and analyzed in an effort to help guide conservation efforts. The results of the ...