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New collection showcases cutting-edge techniques in insect morphology and systematics
In the last 20 years, the study of the form and function of insects has been revitalized by modern technologies and genetic research methods. (2019-11-12)
New research shows the more women on a company's board, the more market value is lost
A company with a gender-diverse board of directors is interpreted as revealing a preference for diversity and a weaker commitment to shareholder value, according to new research in the INFORMS journal Organization Science. (2019-11-12)
Evolutionary diversity is associated with Amazon forest productivity
An international team of researchers have revealed for the first time that Amazon forests with the greatest evolutionary diversity are the most productive. (2019-11-11)
How prenatal diet, delivery mode and infant feeding relate to pediatric allergies
Two new studies being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting contain new information on how prenatal diet, the way the baby is delivered, and infant feeding practices can affect the risk of allergy. (2019-11-08)
Ancient Rome: a 12,000-year history of genetic flux, migrations and diversity
Scholars have been all over Rome for hundreds of years, but it still holds some secrets - for instance, relatively little is known about where the city's denizens actually came from. (2019-11-08)
Chimera formation could favor the expansion of invasive species in the marine environment
A new article published in the journal Scientific Reports reveals 44% of the colonies of Didemnum vexillum -a marine invertebrate tagged as invasive species- in the Ebro Delta (Tarragona, Spain) are formed by gene chimera, that is, cells with different gene pool. (2019-11-08)
Genetic diversity facilitates cancer therapy
Cancer patients with more different HLA genes respond better to treatment. (2019-11-08)
Ancient roman DNA reveals genetic crossroads of Europe and Mediterranean
All roads may lead to Rome, and in ancient times, a great many European genetic lineages did too, according to a new study. (2019-11-07)
Stanford researchers lay out first genetic history of Rome
Despite extensive records of the history of Rome, little is known about the city's population over time. (2019-11-07)
The genetic imprint of Palaeolithic has been detected in North African populations
Researchers led by David Comas for the first time performed an analysis of the complete genome of the population of North Africa. (2019-11-06)
Clemson research indicates abundance of microbe diversity key to healthy coastal ecosystem
Symbiotic bacteria that live inside the gill cells of Lucinidae clams located in coastal seagrass meadows play a crucial role in the clam's survival while also contributing to the overall health of the seagrass in which the clams live. (2019-11-05)
City apartments or jungle huts: What chemicals and microbes lurk inside?
Researchers at Rutgers and other universities found city homes to be rife with industrial chemicals, cleaning agents and fungi that love warm, dark surfaces, while jungle huts had fresher air, more sunlight and natural materials with which humans evolved. (2019-11-04)
Helping hands from within: Live-in bacteria protect plants against infections
Micro-organisms living inside plant roots team up to boost the plant's growth and tolerance to stress. (2019-11-01)
Important gene variants found in certain African populations
In the nearly 20 years since the Human Genome Project was completed, experts in genetic variants increasingly have raised concerns about the overemphasis on studying people of European descent when performing large population studies. (2019-10-31)
DNA exchange among species is major contributor to diversity in Heliconius butterflies
Exchange of genetic material among species played a major role in the wide diversity of Heliconius butterflies, according to a new study, results of which inform a centuries-long debate about the value of hybridization to species evolution. (2019-10-31)
A new ranavirus threatens US amphibian diversity
In a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of Ecological Modelling, a team of University of Tennessee researchers along with a colleague from the University of Florida model how a chimeric Frog virus 3 (FV3)-like ranavirus, also known as RCV-Z2, can spread rapidly throughout a population of North American wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) tadpoles. (2019-10-31)
Genetic history of endangered Australian songbird could inspire an encore
The genetic history of a critically endangered songbird shows its best chance of survival is to protect its rapidly disappearing habitat. (2019-10-30)
New evidence that bacteria drive biodiversity in the Cape Floral Region
South African botanists have found evidence that the largest Cape geophyte genus, Oxalis, has developed a unique association with the bacterial genus Bacillus, that help it to fix nitrogen from the air and to perform extraordinary feats of germination. (2019-10-30)
Following in Darwin's footsteps: understanding the plant evolution of florist's gloxinia
In a study published in Plants People Planet, a team led by Virginia Tech researchers discovered that in its 200 years of being cultivated and domesticated, florist's gloxinia, Sinningia speciosa, has reached tremendous levels of phenotypic, or physical, variation and originates from a single founder population. (2019-10-29)
Genetics reveal pacific subspecies of fin whale
New genetic research has identified fin whales in the northern Pacific Ocean as a separate subspecies, reflecting a revolution in marine mammal taxonomy as scientists unravel the genetics of enormous animals otherwise too large to fit into laboratories. (2019-10-28)
DNA is like everything else: it's not what you have, but how you use it
A new paradigm for reading out genetic information in DNA is described by Dr. (2019-10-28)
New study points to another possible correlation between sleep and overall good health
As if you didn't already have enough to worry about to keep you up at night, a new study indicates that poor sleep can negatively affect your gut microbiome, which can, in turn, lead to additional health issues. (2019-10-28)
First in-depth study of marine fungi and their cell-division cycles emerges from MBL
A first deep dive into the diversity of marine fungi and their cell division cycles has been published by a collaborative team at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, revealing unusual cell cycles, cell division patterns, and polarity. (2019-10-25)
Higher local earthworm diversity in temperate regions than in the tropics
In any single location, there are typically more earthworms and more earthworm species found in temperate regions than in the tropics. (2019-10-24)
Global earthworm biodiversity patterns influenced by climate
Earthworm communities in soils worldwide -- and the critical ecosystem functions they provide -- could be substantially impacted by continued climate change, according to a new report that evaluated data from nearly 7,000 sampled sites in 57 countries across the globe. (2019-10-24)
Lupus study illustrates the importance of diversity in genetic research
Scientists at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have pinpointed epigenetic differences in the way lupus affects black women compared to other lupus patients, revealing important mechanics of the puzzling disease. (2019-10-24)
Mapping millet genetics
New DNA sequences will aid in the development of improved millet varieties (2019-10-23)
Nature: Scientists present new data on the evolution of plants and the origin of species
There are over 500,000 plant species in the world today. (2019-10-23)
Are humans changing animal genetic diversity worldwide?
Human population density and land use is causing changes in animal genetic diversity, according to researchers at McGill University. (2019-10-22)
Forests on the radar
With freely available radar data from satellites, biodiversity in forests can be analysed very well. (2019-10-21)
A complex marriage arrangement: New insights and unanswered questions in plant heterostyly
This special issue of New Phytologist explores the ecology, evolution and genetics of plant reproductive systems, an area of research championed and developed by Prof. (2019-10-21)
Deepest look yet at brewer's yeasts reveals the diversity harnessed by humans
In the deepest look yet at the diversity of these yeasts, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reveal the dizzying complexity found in bottles of beer, wine and cider. (2019-10-21)
Whole genome sequencing could help save pumas from inbreeding
The first complete genetic sequences of individual mountain lions point the way to better conservation strategies for saving threatened populations of the wild animals. (2019-10-18)
Industrial melanism linked to same gene in 3 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. (2019-10-17)
Museums put ancient DNA to work for wildlife
Scientists who are trying to save species at the brink of extinction are finding help in an unexpected place. (2019-10-17)
Modern Melanesians harbor beneficial DNA from archaic hominins
Modern Melanesians harbor beneficial genetic variants that they inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, according to a new study. (2019-10-17)
New human reference genome resources help capture global genetic diversity
Scientists have assembled a set of genetic sequences that enable the reference genome to better reflect global genetic diversity. (2019-10-16)
Quantifying Hispanic and Latinx populations' interest in genetic research participation
Researchers are increasingly prioritizing the need for diversity in genetics and genomics research. (2019-10-16)
Many cooks don't spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare the host for any eventuality
Deep-sea mussels, which rely on symbiotic bacteria for food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity of these bacterial 'cooks': Up to 16 different bacterial strains live in the mussel's gills, each with its own abilities and strengths. (2019-10-15)
International group of researchers assert importance of diversity in genomics research
Broadening diversity among participants in human genomics research will maximize its potential to discover causes and possible treatments of diseases, requiring thoughtful study design and methodological considerations, write members of an international genomics consortium in the journal Cell. (2019-10-10)
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