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Disease threat may change how frogs mate

... a surprising fact about our long-tongued friends: wild frogs in the UK may be changing their mating ... research followed concerns over the survival of wild frog populations in the UK. Ranavirus, which had ... make-up of populations, and indicates that wild frog populations that have been infected with ...

Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China

... has successfully reintroduced alligators into the wild that are now multiplying on their own. The ... communities around the world to save wildlife and wild places." "This is fantastic news," said WCS ... where the reptiles are still found in the wild in what is a small fraction of the alligator's ...

'Uphold the ban'

... we urge the CITES community to uphold the ban on wild tiger products and for all countries to continue to ban the domestic trade of wild tigers," said Keshav Varma, Director at the World ... and its derivatives is not in the interest of wild tiger conservation." "Farming tigers for ...

Domestication of Capsicum annuum chile pepper provides insights into crop origin and evolution

... and the genetic diversity present in wild relatives. To answer these questions, Dr. Kim ... several times from geographically distant wild progenitors by different prehistoric cultures in ... Less genetic diversification was seen in wild populations of C. annuum from distant locales, ...

Hatchery fish may hurt efforts to sustain wild salmon runs

... hatchery fish means that adding hatchery fish to wild populations may ultimately be hurting efforts to sustain those wild runs, scientists said. The study found that a fish born in the wild as the offspring of two hatchery-reared steelhead ...

Bolivian rainforest study suggests feeding behavior in monkeys and humans have ancient, shared roots

... ecologists working in Bolivia have found that wild spider monkeys control their diets in a similar ... It is unusual for a study of feeding habits in wild primates to be conducted in this detailed way. It ... "We found that the pattern of nutrient intake by wild spider monkeys, which are primarily fruit eaters, ...

UC Riverside geneticist receives highest honor from Botanical Society of America

... from genetically engineered crops into their wild relatives as well as the potential consequences ... His work has shown that crops can mate with their wild relatives at rates and distances much higher than ... Liaisons? When Cultivated Plants Mate with Their wild Relatives (John Hopkins University Press, 2003) ...

Lice can be nice to us

... Parasite infestations might have a good side. wild mice from a Nottinghamshire forest have given ... conditions. Analysing the immune response in wild populations can give crucial insights into how ... a strong dampening of certain immune responses in wild wood mice. This implies that other mammals, such ...

2009 ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship award announcement

... Bedinger Analysis of an Emerging Lineage of wild Tomato I can't express how grateful and excited ... diverging lineage of a marginal population of the wild tomato species, Solanum habrochaites. I will be ... Intracellular Hydrogen Peroxide Condition in wild type and Mutants Defective in Stress-signaling I ...

Researchers find the earliest evidence of domesticated maize

... Maize was domesticated from its wild ancestor more than 8700 years according to ... that maize derived from teosinte, a large wild grass that has five species growing in Mexico, ... knew we had something that had changed from its wild form." Ranere said that their findings also ...

Evidence of earliest known domestic horses found in Kazakhstan

... milk, to show that domestic horses differed from wild horses from the same region, and to prove that ... domestic horses but different from more ancient wild horses from the same region, suggesting that people selected wild horses for their physical attributes, which were ...

Tigers get a stimulus plan

... wildlife tradeone of the main threats facing wild tigers. "This agreement marks a unique ... timely since the plight of the tiger in the wild is dire, and urgent actions on many fronts are ... medicines. There are no exact numbers for wild tiger populations, both historical and current. ...

New book expands field data available on orangutans

... action plans to save the critically endangered wild orangutans from extinction, and also emphasize ... have extensive backgrounds tracking and studying wild orangutans. For this book, they brought ... and range of orangutan behavior in the wild and provide important insight to researchers ...

Coffee cultivation good for diversity in agrarian settlements but not in forests

... originally grew in Ethiopia, where it still grows wild in the ever-shrinking forested areas that remain. ... they thin out the forest and replace all other wild shrubs and small trees with coffee. In ... production is positive or negative for conserving wild plants and animals in the Ethiopian landscape. ...

Biologists solve mystery of black wolves

... of historical matings between black dogs and wild gray wolves. The research, federally funded ... to and became very common in a closely related wild species," said Robert Wayne, a UCLA professor of ... evolve under domestication may be transferred to wild species, they generally do not proliferate in ...

Gene's past could improve the future of rice

... could allow scientists to place genes from wild rice species into domesticated rice to create ... By comparing the domesticated plant to other wild rice species, they discovered a lot of genetic ... Those favorable genes are still around in wild rice species because they were valuable for ...

Ocean fish farming harms wild fish, study says

... fish in ocean cages is fundamentally harmful to wild fish, according to an essay in this week's ... at Manoa explains how farm fish cause nearby wild fish to decline. The foundation of his paper is ... infection lowers the fitness of the fish. For wild fish, lowered fitness means more difficulty ...

Orangutan's spontaneous whistling opens new chapter in study of evolution of speech

... between-population variation in sounds for wild orangutans," Wich said. "In addition, it counters ... what scientists assume about social learning in wild orangutan populations. For example earlier work by Dr. van Schaik and colleagues showed that wild orangutans in one population make a "raspberry" ...

Genetic evidence for avian influenza movement from Asia to North America via wild birds

... wild migratory birds may be more important carriers of ... low pathogenic avian influenza viruses found in wild northern pintail ducks in Alaska contained at ... it is for H5N1 to disperse among continents via wild birds. "Although some previous research has ...

Running on rocket fuel

... Oxford, intensively studied every move of African wild dogs in Zimbabwe to the extent of "living with ... a unique plan. Now highly endangered, the African wild dog opted for extreme metabolic adaptations to ... greater costs of running. To chase their prey, wild dogs need to be lithe and athletic, a design that ...

Scientists propose the creation of a new type of seed bank

... of seed bank, one that proposes the gathering of wild species at intervals in the future effectively ... them only for the attributes that we want. wild species, by contrast, contain a high degree of ... for drought, salt, or heavy metals. By contrast, wild species retain a much greater degree of genetic ...

Researchers document world's mammals in crisis

... in recent years and it is possible that truly wild populations could be re-established soon. It may ... ( Mustela nigripes ) moved from extinct in the wild to endangered after a successful reintroduction ... states and Mexico from 1991-2008. Similarly, the wild Horse (Equus ferus) moved from extinct in ...

Study: urban black bears 'live fast, die young'

... to 10 "wildland" bears that lived in outlying wild areas. The authors found that bears in urbanized ... an average of 30 percent more than bears in wild areas due to a diet heavily supplemented by ... years old, as compared to 7-8 years for bears in wild areas. Some urban bears even reproduced as early ...

Research pushes back history of crop development 10,000 years

... plant fragments from 23,000 years ago show that wild cereals were being gathered over 10,000 years ... to the smooth abscission scar associated with the wild type brittle rachis. Simply counting the ... size as compared various gene variations in the wild populations. They found this rate of change ...

Photos reveal Myanmar's large and small predators

... to lift the veil on Myanmar's dense northern wild lands, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation ... carnivores gathered from camera-trap surveys in wild areas across the country were supplemented by the ... important needs for the conservation of these wild places is to get a better understanding of the ...

Old before their time? Aging in flies under natural vs. laboratory conditions

... much more slowly in captive luxury than do their wild cousins? Nori Kawasaki, Rob Brooks, and Russell ... Naturalist, revealed striking contrasts between wild and captivity: in males, the rate of aging ... with age) was as least two-fold greater in the wild than in the laboratory. ...

Recovery efforts not enough for critically endangered Asian vulture

... endangered vulture, whose numbers in the wild have dwindled from tens of millions to a few ... University of Michigan analysis shows. Adding wild birds to the captive colonies, located in ... samples from birds in Pakistan's last remaining wild breeding colony, to see how genetic diversity in ...

Bitter-tasting nectar and floral odors optimize outcrossing for plants

... from field experiments with genetically modified wild tobacco plants that show that particular ... the amount of nicotine in the floral nectar of wild tobacco influenced pollination by the tobacco ... four different lines of genetically modified wild tobacco ( Nicotiana attenuata ). Apart from ...

Research expedition on corals and global warming: Aug. 17-26 in Puerto Rico

... genetic markers that will enable her to identify wild elkhorn-coral populations throughout the ... as possible. "Poachers often collect wild corals to satisfy the demand for aquariums, but ... with the corals they desire without damaging wild adult colonies. In return, the aquarium ...

Tahitian vanilla originated in Maya forests, says UC Riverside botanist

... is found to exist only in cultivation; natural, wild populations of the orchid have never been ... They could find no Tahitian vanilla growing wild in Guatemala, which is where its closest ... by introducing different types of species of wild cacao and vanilla from the surrounding forests, ...

Saving our bees

... food crops are pollinated by honeybees and their wild cousins. Stymied scientists have proposed a host ... scientists turn their attention to native, wild bees to determine whether they are undergoing or ... computer model to predict flight patterns of wild bumblebees. His model is useful because it can ...

Book's plea: Save the bonobos

... to preserve the bonobo population, found in the wild exclusively in the rainforests of the Democratic ... the little apes could become extinct in the wild in less than a decade. The bonobo, one of two ... prestigious to serve guests freshly killed wild animals, and bonobos are often killed for just ...

The 21st century tomato

... the northern Andes, where endemic populations of wild tomato species still grow. These wild populations represent considerable genetic ... mapping and analyzing the genomes of both wild and cultivated varieties. Carrari and his ...

Evolution of fruit size in tomato

... can be up to 1000 times larger than their wild relatives. How did they get so big? In general, ... species is in the northern Andes, where endemic wild populations of these species still grow. ... and sequencing of this locus reveals that the wild type protein codes for a repressor of cell ...

Early origins of maize in Mexico

... The ancestors of maize originally grew wild in Mexico and were radically different from the ... to distinguish domesticated maize from its wild relatives as well as to identify ancient sites of ... the pollen of maize (Zea mays) from its presumed wild ancestor teosinte (Zea sp). Thus, while pollen ...

New CITES quotas allow more caviar export, further jeopardize endangered sturgeon

... development if it leads to reduced fishing of wild sturgeon, a Pew Institute analysis suggests that wild catches are not decreasing as more farm-grown ... the regulatory tools to decipher aquaculture from wild caviar," said Dr. Phaedra Doukakis, a research ...

Sudden Oak Death pathogen is evolving, says new study that reconstructs the epidemic

... point to where the disease was introduced in the wild and where it spread from those introduction ... had relatively old infestations. Samples from the wild were compared with an additional 15 P. ramorum ... spread of the pathogen from the nursery to the wild are working, said Garbelotto. "Nurseries do not ...

Slowly-developing primates definitely not dim-witted

... in South American jungles to lemurs living in wild settings in Madagascar. "This research focused ... were "polluted" by mixing data on captive and wild animals, van Schaik said. "Because development ... her colleagues focused on primates living in the wild because "animals tend to grow up faster in ...

Wildlife Conservation Society releases definitive 'state of the wild'

... key issues in the conservation of species and wild places; people, culture, and conservation; and ... is perfect for a broader audience. State of the wild brings the deeper stories behind wildlife ... solution for the Earths future. State of the wild allows us to think more broadly about living with ...

Hatchery fish outnumber wild chinook salmon in troubled fall run

... SANTA CRUZ, CA--A recent study indicates that wild salmon may account for just 10 percent of ... of a new technique for distinguishing between wild and hatchery-raised salmon. The researchers ... and used it to estimate the percentage of wild fish among the fall-run chinook salmon caught by ...
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