Host-generalist mistletoe exhibits high level of outcrossing

Mistletoes are a group of aerial semi-parasitic plants that provide valuable food resources and nesting sites for many vertebrates, mainly birds. Previous studies reported that Dendrophthoe pentandra, a mistletoe with a broad ...

Vanilla cultivation on fallow land promotes biodiversity

How can biodiversity be preserved while securing the economic livelihood of smallholder farmers growing vanilla in Madagascar? There is a way, according to a study by the Universities of Göttingen, Marburg and Hohenheim. ...

New indicators for marine ecosystem protection developed

Together with an international team, Senckenberg scientists have developed new monitoring indicators for the protection of marine and coastal areas. In their study, published in the journal Scientific Data, they show that ...

How 'viral dark matter' may help mitigate climate change

A deep dive into the 5,500 marine RNA virus species scientists recently identified has found that several may help drive carbon absorbed from the atmosphere to permanent storage on the ocean floor.

Environmental DNA reveals secret reef inhabitants

An international research team uses a global sampling of seawater to reveal which tropical reef fish occur where. To identify species and families, they successfully used the residual DNA shed by the animals present in the ...

Good parenting evolved multiple times in moss animals

The spindly filaments and coral-like colonies of the ancient phylum of marine animals known as bryozoans likely aren't the first thing that come to mind when you envision safe and protective child care.

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