Search results for genetics

Biotechnology 9 hours ago

First genome of spotted lanternfly built from a single insect

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, in cooperation with Pacific Biosciences and Penn State University, have published the first genome of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) in the journal Gigascience and they ...

Plants & Animals 13 hours ago

'Industrial melanism' linked to same gene in three moth species

The rise of dark forms of many species of moth in heavily polluted areas of 19th and 20th century Britain, known as industrial melanism, was a highly visible response to environmental change. But did the different species ...

Evolution 13 hours ago

Researchers uncover novel virus type that may shed light on viral evolution

Viruses are nonliving creatures consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself and continue on. But what happens if a virus lacks the proper tools ...

Cell & Microbiology 13 hours ago

Tackling E. coli infections

Monash scientists have identified a survival mechanism of bacteria that cause disease in plant and animals, including highly virulent E. coli (Escherichia coli) related diseases.

Evolution 7 hours ago

A secret in saliva: Food and germs helped humans evolve into unique member of great apes

Two million years of eating meat and cooked food may have helped humans shift further from other great apes on the evolutionary tree. The evidence is in our saliva, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.

Biotechnology 11 hours ago

Rice blast fungus discovery will drive crop innovation

A secret weapon used by the killer rice blast fungus to infect host plants has been discovered in new research.

Ecology 14 hours ago

Abandoned Chernobyl villages could save a rare species

According to a research team at the University of Georgia, abandoned dwellings in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone provide shelter for an endangered equine species and a resource for conservationists who want to ensure their ...

Analytical Chemistry 13 hours ago

Researchers develop a procedure and a cheap, fast and eco-friendly device capable of detecting bitter almonds

Alicante University's Analytical Atomic Spectrometry research group led by Analytical Chemistry Professor Juan Mora Pastor, has developed a new procedure and device to detect bitter almonds based on digital image processing ...

Ecology 9 hours ago

First widespread chytrid fungus infections in frogs of Peruvian Amazon rain forests

University of Michigan biologists have documented, for the first time, the widespread presence of the notorious chytrid fungus in 80 species of frogs from lowland rain forest sites in the Peruvian Amazon.

Molecular & Computational biology Oct 10, 2019

Scientists are decoding the genetic mechanisms of aging

The discovery in the 1990s that a mutation in a single gene of an experimental worm could double its lifespan set off a stampede of research on the molecular biology of aging and triggered hopes that drug therapies or other ...

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