Molecular Ecology

From worker to queen at the drop of a gene

Biologists from the University of Leicester have discovered that one of nature's most important pollinators - the buff-tailed bumblebee – either ascends to the status of queen or remains a lowly worker bee based on which ...

dateMay 26, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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11 new species come to light in Madagascar

Madagascar is home to extraordinary biodiversity, but in the past few decades, the island's forests and associated biodiversity have been under greater attack than ever. Rapid deforestation is affecting the biotopes of hundreds ...

dateMay 25, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Climate change may draw gray whale back to Atlantic

The effects of global warming are proving so severe that the gray whale, famous for its annual migrations along the Pacific Coast, could find its way back to the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new study co-authored by scientists ...

dateMar 11, 2015 in Ecology
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