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Butterfly mimicry through the eyes of bird predators

In the natural world, mimicry isn't entertainment; it's a deadly serious game spanning a range of senses - sight, smell and hearing. Some of the most striking visual mimics are butterflies. Many butterflies become noxious ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Evolution
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Female birds show their true colours

Showy plumage in birds is not just for the boys, ecologists from Massey University, McMaster University, Canada, Monash University, Australia, and Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany, have demonstrated.

dateNov 05, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Researchers discover size gene for salmon

The size of returning Atlantic salmon is largely dependent on the number of years that the salmon remains at sea before returning to spawn in the river. The genetic basis of this trait has not been previously known, making ...

dateNov 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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