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Scientists discover unique microbe in California's largest lake

Scientists at the University of Oregon have.discovered a form of blue-green algae that lives independently in.California's Salton Sea, using near-infrared light for photosynthesis,.according to an article published in this week's online edition of the.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).."This new strain of Acaryochloris is unique because it is able to live.on its own," says UO...

New Species of Coral Discovered Off Southern California

A working group of virologists headed by Professor Hans-Georg Kräusslich at Heidelberg University Hospitals, jointly with Professor Hanswalter Zentgraf, Division of Applied Tumor Virology of the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center, DKFZ), have been the first to label Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV) for visual investigations without inhibiting the functional charac...

California computer scientists double volume of data in NIH biotech repository

Faster computation of haplotypes provides insight into genetic basis of human diseaseHigh-throughput sequencing of an individual's DNA yields a map of genetic variation which can give clues to the genetic underpinning of human disease. The current technologies collect genotypes, or information from the individual's two chromosomes. Yet many scientists believe that drilling down to the variation...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

A team of scientists is proposing that endangered California condors raised in captivity be released near seal and sea lion rookeries so that the birds can once again feast on the carcasses of marine mammals as their ancestors did centuries ago. . The researchers from Stanford University and four other institutions base their conclusion on the feeding behavior of modern and early condors and thei...

UCR environmental scientists propose chemical solution to cleaning California's Salton Sea

UC Riverside scientists are able to improve water quality by 90 percent in the rivers flowing into the Salton Sea, the largest lake in California, by using two kinds of water-treatment chemicals that remove phosphorus and silt from the river water. . .. Results from the study appea...

Researchers develop flood-tolerant California rice

Rice grown anywhere in the world soon could be made completely flood-tolerant because of new research by UC Riverside geneticists, done in collaboration with scientists at UC Davis and the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. By gradually introducing into California rice "submergence tolerance," a property that enables rice to survive extreme flood conditions, the researchers...
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