Tag: "waxy" at biology news
Ants win a waxy race
...Specialist ants are capable of running on slippery waxy
plant surfaces in order to reach their nests and f...lies. Some Macaranga trees in South East Asia have waxy
stems to protect themselves from ants and other insects. Only one specific ant is capable of running...
Roundup®highly lethal to amphibians, finds University of Pittsburgh researcher
...ergent, that allows the herbicide to penetrate the waxy
surfaces of plants. In Roundup®, that surfactant is a chemical called polyethoxylated tallowamine. Other herbicides have less dangerous surfactants: For example, Relyea's study found that 2,4-D had no effect on tadpoles. "We've repeated the experime...
LUCA technologies confirms real-time methane generation
...wells. "Oil within the Monument Butte field has a waxy
composition that may facilitate the strong real-ti...er. "If so, then areas with large accumulations of waxy
oil ?for example, the Daqing Field in Northeast China -- could prove to be important sites for the b...