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MarkerMiner 1.0: An Easy-to-Use Bioinformatics Platform for DNA Analysis in Angiosperms

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers have developed MarkerMiner, a new software that simplifies analysis of next-generation sequencing data in angiosperms. MarkerMiner is an automated, open-source, bioinformatics workflow ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Marine ecosystems can be changed by night-time artificial lighting according to new research. The results indicate that light pollution from coastal communities, shipping and offshore infrastructure ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Species migrations across the Isthmus of Panama began about 20 million years ago, some six times earlier than commonly assumed, a new study ... read more

Diversity of Habitat Needed Around Spotted Owl Reserves, Study Shows

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new study shows that many bird species, including several of high conservation concern, aren't getting the habitat they need due to a focus on promoting California Spotted Owl habitat in the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The largest and longest Burmese python tracking study of its kind -- here or in its native range -- is providing researchers and resource managers new information that may help target control efforts ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The description of five new species of blueberry relatives from Colombia highlights the country's great diversity of the plant family Ericaceae and the importance of field exploration. These new ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Global carbon emissions from forests could have been underestimated because calculations have not fully accounted for the dead wood from ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The Iberian ibex was reintroduced in the Sierra de Guadarrama (Madrid) in 1989. Now, some say there are too many of them. Researchers have assessed the impact on woody plant species in order to know ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — For reef-building corals, sponges do not make good neighbors. Aggressive competitors for space, sponges use toxins, mucus, shading, and smothering to kill adjacent coral colonies and then grow on ... read more

Trees Grow on Money: Economist Gets to the Root of Urban Tree Cover

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new study shows a correlation between the number of city trees and overall income levels in seven U.S. cities. Given the current state of environmental equity, researchers expected to find more ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — The monk parakeets that have invaded Europe and North America over the last 40-50 years fortifying their massive communal nests atop utility poles in many urban areas appear to have originated from ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — A demographic study of two endangered plants at Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco shows that they favor recently disturbed open areas over areas that have established plant cover. ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Coral reefs, true reservoirs of biodiversity, are seriously threatened by human activities and climate change. Consequently, their extinction has often been heralded. Now, researchers are painting a ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — A team of Chilean scientists discover two new species of iguanid lizards from the Laja Lagoon, Chile. The two new species are believed to have been long confused with other representatives of the ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — British stoats suffered a dramatic loss in genetic diversity in the 20th century but extinct British genes were preserved in the stoat population of New Zealand, a new study has found. The research ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — A worldwide study of the interplay between organisms and their environment bolsters the idea that greater biodiversity helps maintain more stable and productive ... read more

Genetics Provides New Clues About Lionfish Invasion

Apr. 23, 2015 — New genetic data suggest the red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Single-cell organisms called microbes are rapidly devouring the ancient carbon being released from thawing permafrost soil and ultimately releasing it back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — An international team of researchers has sequenced the nearly complete genome of two Siberian woolly mammoths -- revealing the most complete picture to date -- including new information about the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — How aware are you of the birds that live in your neighborhood? Do you know how many different species there are? Do enjoy your local birds, or find them annoying? A new paper provides a fascinating ... read more

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