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Wild coho may seek genetic diversity in mate choice

A new study by researchers at Oregon State University suggests that wild coho salmon that choose mates with disease-resistant genes different from their own are more likely to produce greater numbers of adult ...

dateMay 28, 2014 in Ecology
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Birds choose sweet-smelling mates

For most animals, scent is the instant messenger of choice for quickly exchanging personal profiles. Scientists, however, have long dismissed birds as odor-eschewing luddites that don't take advantage of ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Orsini's viper: Growth or reproduction?

Orsini's viper, a rare and protected species at risk of extinction in France, has an original reproductive strategy. In alternate years, it switches between reproductive and non-reproductive behavior. This ...

dateNov 28, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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