News tagged with microscopic animals

Hidden communities revealed by new DNA sequencing

( -- Half a bucket full of sand from an unassuming beach in Scotland has revealed a far richer and more complex web of microscopic animals living within the tiny ‘ecosystem’ than have previously been ...

dateOct 20, 2010 in Ecology
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Small fish, big opportunity

Sometimes the environmental challenges facing our oceans seem so large that it's hard to know where to start solving them. Changes in climate, degradation of habitat and rising demand to feed an ever-growing world population ...

dateOct 25, 2012 in Ecology
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Making the worms turn

To biophysicist Aravinthan Samuel, the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans provides a pathway to understanding the brain and nervous system, first of the worm, then of higher animals, and even, perhaps, of humans.

dateFeb 03, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Improving survival of pig sperm

Although U.S. cattle genetics are exported all over the world in the form of frozen semen, the same is not true for pigs because boar semen does not freeze well. In an attempt to improve semen storage and pig reproduction, ...

dateApr 24, 2013 in Other
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