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Green light given to fruit fly's color preference

Reported by Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily

Researchers have made two unexpected discoveries. First, they found that, given a choice, fruit flies are drawn to green light early in the morning and late in the afternoon, when they are most active, and to red, or dim light, in midday, when like many hu...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:16 EDT

Grizzly research reveals remarkable genetic regulation during hibernation

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New RNA sequencing-based genetic research shows grizzlies express a larger number of genes in preparation for, and during hibernation to cope with such stressors, than do any other species studied....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:16 EDT

Actions to save coral reefs could benefit all ecosystems

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Scientists say bolder actions to protect the world's coral reefs will benefit all ecosystems, human livelihoods and improve food security....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:15 EDT

New tool improves beekeepers' overwintering odds and bottom line

Reported by Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily

A new tool can predict the odds that honey bee colonies overwintered in cold storage will be large enough to rent for almond pollination in February. Identifying which colonies will not be worth spending dollars to overwinter can improve beekeepers' bottom...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:30 EDT

Coastal birds can weather the storm, but not the sea

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Coastal birds survive because their populations can absorb impacts and recover quickly from hurricanes -- even storms many times larger than anything previously observed....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:25 EDT

Interactions between bacteria and parasites

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A team has completed the first study of the effects of a simultaneous infection with blood flukes (schistosomes) and the bacterium Helicobacter pylori -- a fairly common occurrence in some parts of the world. They identified a complex interaction which res...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:25 EDT