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Red wolf genes found in coyote hybrids may be the key to preserving the endangered species

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. reports a high percentage of red wolf genes in the genomes of coyote hybrids living in some parts of southwest Louisiana and eastern Texas. In their paper published in the journal.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 30th, 2022

Respected snake researcher dies from rattlesnake bite

A respected snake researcher who had been making significant discoveries about the species since childhood has died after being bitten by a timber rattler......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

What If Cells Kept Receipts of Their Gene Expression?

Researchers have found a new way to keep records of when a cell’s genes turn on and off—by harnessing systems that bacteria already use for self-defense......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

Researcher discovers new orchid species in the mountains of Tanzania

Bayreuth biologist PD Dr. Andreas Hemp has discovered a previously unknown orchid species of the genus Rhipidoglossum in northeastern Tanzania. Together with his British colleague Dr. Phil Cribb from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London, he has.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

Social media helps scientists monitor rarely sighted whales

Photographs shared by members of the public, via Facebook and nature-watching network iNaturalist, helped scientists assess how the species is faring around the Aotearoa New Zealand mainland......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

Cousin of crop-killing bacteria mutating rapidly

A bacterial species closely related to deadly citrus greening disease is rapidly evolving its ability to infect insect hosts, and possibly plants as well......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 12th, 2022

Recreating the song of a 150-year-old insect could help rediscover its species

A museum specimen has been heard for the first time in 150 years after scientists digitally recreated its song......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

Black Hat USA 2022 video walkthrough

In this Help Net Security video, we take you inside Black Hat USA 2022 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The video features the following vendors: Abnormal Security, Adaptive Shield, Airgap, Akamai, Anomali, Arctic Wolf Networks, Ar.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

Analyses of heat shock transcription factors and database construction based on whole-genome genes in plants

The heat shock transcription factors (Hsfs) are members of a key transcription factor gene family that responds to heat stress and plays an important role in heat resistance. Previous reports have shown that Hsf family genes contain several conserved.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

Tracking invasive plants from space

Invasive plant species do more than harm agriculture and native species as they reshape landscapes. They also cause economic losses of more than $20 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Identifying where and how quickly invasive plants are spreading i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

Scientists provide new insights into flowering dates in Prunus species

Recently, scientists from the French National Institute for Agriculture provided new insights into the control of flowering dates in Prunus species, paving the way for development of molecular breeding strategies......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

Nearly a hundred genes have been lost during the woolly mammoth"s evolution

A new study shows that 87 genes have been affected by deletions or short insertions during the course of the mammoth's evolution. The researchers note that their findings have implications for international efforts to resurrect extinct species, inclu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

Cats are eating NZ"s critically endangered bats

New research by Department of Conservation staff confirms what has long been suspected—feral and domestic cats are repeatedly hunting and eating New Zealand's native bats, or pekapeka......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

Are animal migrations social?

Migratory animals include a wide range of species—from tiny insects to the world's largest marine mammals. To achieve their journeys, migrants must walk, swim, or fly, often traversing complex landscapes that requires many choices about where, when.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

Neutrons help track down mammalian ancestors

A team of German and Argentinian researchers has used neutrons in the FRM II research neutron source at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to identify an animal species that has been extinct for 220 million years. Findings on the new species pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

New research using stable isotopes sheds light on how New Zealand"s diverse range of toothed whales and dolphins coexist

An international collaborative study involving researchers from Massey University, the University of Canterbury, NIWA, and Flinders University has analyzed the isotopic niche of 21 species of toothed whales in New Zealand......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

New giant deep-sea isopod discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

Researchers have identified a new species of Bathonymus, the famed genera of deep-sea isopods whose viral internet fame has made them the most famous aquatic crustaceans since Sebastian of "The Little Mermaid.".....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

Climate change leads to invasive insect expansion on US West Coast

Climate change has led to warming temperatures in the Pacific Northwest, leading some insect species to expand their range into more northerly oak savannas, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

The Double Life of the Bloodsucking Sea Lamprey

In the Great Lakes, sea lampreys are a scourge. In Europe, they’re an endangered cultural treasure. Can biologists suppress—and save—the species?.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsAug 9th, 2022

Mathematical method enables extraction of clear signals from single-cell RNA sequencing data

Since scientists first mapped the complete human genome, attention has now turned to the question of how cells use this master copy of genetic instructions. It is known that when genes are switched on, parts of the DNA sequences in the cell nucleus a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 9th, 2022

Monocultures or mixed species? New research shows how different forests cope with drought

Monocultures of some of the U.K.'s most economically important conifers may be more resilient to spring drought than mixed species forests, new research has shown......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 9th, 2022