Tag: "colourful" at biology news
Stopping plants from getting sick
...n cause dramatic symptoms such as the formation of colourful
masses of fungal spores instead of seeds. Some fungi can even make infected plants smell like rotting fish. In general, these infections cause major headaches for farmers who are counting on their crops, such as wheat and barley, to survive through t...
Attractive birds more immune against bird flu
...er to mate with those who have the largest or most colourful
of these ornaments or who have the most complex song, for instance. One theory says that the ornaments are clearest on individuals that are in good health and that both the size and the condition of the ornament are heritable. This leads to the ques...