News tagged with reproductive behavior

Night lights affect songbirds' mating life

In today's increasingly urbanized world, the lights in many places are always on, and according to a report published online on September 16 in of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that's having a real impact on ...

dateSep 16, 2010 in Ecology
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Scientists identify nature's insect repellents

In the battle between insect predators and their prey, chemical signals called kairomones serve as an early-warning system. Pervasively emitted by the predators, the compounds are detected by their prey, and can even trigger ...

dateJul 16, 2010 in Ecology
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Gene knockout makes female mice masculine

The mammalian fucose mutarotase enzyme is known to be involved in incorporating the sugar fucose into protein. Female mice that lack the fucose mutarotase (FucM) gene refuse to let males mount them, and will attempt copulation ...

dateJul 08, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Unattractive guppies have better sperm

( -- Scientists studying tropical guppies have discovered that the less colorful and attractive males have better quality sperm, while the attractive fish invest in their appearance at the expense of sperm quality.

dateJun 07, 2010 in Plants & Animals report
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How the daisy got its spots... and why

Dark spots on flower petals are common across many angiosperm plant families and occur on flowers such as some lilies, orchids, and daisies. Much research has been done on the physiological and behavioral mechanisms for ...

dateDec 18, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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