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Ants win a waxy race

...nt (Camponotus schmitzi) lives in symbiosis with a pitcher plant which forms a slippery home coming when it r...tic to catch insects, which slip and fall into the pitcher containing a digestive fluid in which they get trapped and die. The ant adjusts its walking mechanis...

Meeting the ethanol challenge: Scientists use supercomputer to target cellulose bottleneck

...imulation is like a stop-motion film of a baseball pitcher throwing a curveball. In real-life the process occurs far too quickly to evaluate visually, but by using the supercomputer simulations to break the throw down into a step-by-step process, the scientists can see the precise details of the role of velo...

Mosquito genes explain response to climate change

...ii, which develop within the carnivorous leaves of pitcher plants, appears online ahead of publication in the May issue of the journal Genetics. The UO researchers identified regions on three chromosomes that respond to length of day, which scientists call photoperiodism. Two of the chromosomes also have ov...

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