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April 28, 2017

Traces of Zika Found in Asian Tiger Mosquito in Brazil

Apr. 14, 2017 — In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be carried by species other than Zika's known primary ... read more

Mosquito Egg Hunt: Many Culex Species Prefer Alternatives to Standing Water

Apr. 12, 2017 — The conventional wisdom about where many mosquitoes lay their eggs -- in standing water -- is not always wise. Research into a diverse group of mosquitoes shows that many, if not most, regularly lay ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Scientists working in Myanmar have reported the successful recovery of 44 fertile eggs of the critically endangered Burmese roofed turtle (Batagur trivittata) -- one of the world's most ... read more

Environmental DNA Helps Protect Great Crested Newts

Apr. 11, 2017 — Research has revealed how tiny amounts of DNA (eDNA) released into water by great crested newts can be used to monitor the species. This can bring benefits for its conservation, and help protect ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Promiscuity mixes up the gene pool and dilutes genetic differences between populations, slowing down the evolution of new species, says new ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Debris from logging in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of mothers at one of the world's most important nesting sites in Colombia, ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Male jumping spiders will try to mate with any female, but that lack of discretion could cost them their lives, suggests new ... read more

Genes Key to Killer Bee's Success

Apr. 5, 2017 — Researchers have sequenced the genomes of Africanized bees that have invaded large parts of the world to find out what makes them so extraordinarily successful. One particular region in the genome ... read more

When Female Mates Multiply, Males Evolve to Be Choosy

Apr. 4, 2017 — Female choice for good quality males is familiar to everyone, whereas much less is known about the evolution of male mate choice. Researchers have studied the evolution of male and female mating ... read more

Red Snapper Reproduction

Mar. 31, 2017 — Recent research conducted on the long-term issue of age distribution of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico indicates that older fish, age eight and up are more reproductive than younger fish were over ... read more

Independent Evolutionary Origins of Complex Sociality in Marine Life

Mar. 31, 2017 — In the world of evolutionary research, scientists studying the evolution of eusocial societies have traditionally relied on information gathered from studying terrestrial insects. A group of ... read more

Glassfrogs Show Surprising Diversity of Parental Strategies

Mar. 31, 2017 — In many species, glassfrog mothers brood their eggs during the night the eggs are fertilized, research has found. Scientists repor that this care improves the survival of the eggs, while in almost a ... read more

Panda Personality Traits May Play a Significant Part in Breeding Success

Mar. 31, 2017 — Personality traits may play a large part in the mating behaviors of the giant panda -- and breeding successes or failures may depend on whether a bear's disposition is complementary to that of ... read more

Filarial Nematode Infections: Symbiotic Relationship Between Bacteria and Filarial Nematodes

Mar. 30, 2017 — Filarial nematodes -- microscopic, thread-like roundworms -- currently infect up to 54 million people worldwide and are the leading cause of disability in the developing world. Now, researchers have ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Orchard growers looking for alternatives to honey bees for managed pollination services have new reason to be optimistic about the potential of one honey bee cousin, the blue orchard bee. A recent ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Is it a boy or is it a girl? For baby sea turtles it's not that cut and dry. Because they don't have an X or Y chromosome, baby sea turtles' sex is defined during development by the ... read more

Unique Genome Architectures After Fertilization in Single-Cell Embryos

Mar. 29, 2017 — Using a newly developed method, researchers have been able to shed light on the complexity of genome reorganization occurring during the first hours after fertilization in the single-cell mammalian ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — A paleontologist is countering decades of studies that assert that some dinosaurs can be identified as male or female based on the shapes and sizes of their ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Male domestic fowl are less aggressive towards related males than to unrelated males when competing for copulations, according to a new study. This finding suggests that domestic fowl can recognize ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Unlike most animals, sea lampreys, an invasive, parasitic species of fish damaging the Great Lakes, could become male or female depending on how quickly they grow, according to a new ... read more

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