Two cloned mules, Compete In A Professional Race For The First Time Ever.
... cloned were entered at the 20th annual Winnemucca mule
Races, Show & Draft Horse Challenge. In first time...ed 22.181 seconds and ended up seventh. The wining mule
Bar JF Hot Ticket finished in 20.866 seconds. A cr...would make people feel good about cloning.
is the usually sterile offspring of a donkey fathe...
Grazing animals help spread plant disease
...instance, has been shown to increase Lyme disease risk in humans.
In this study, scientists examined the effect of herbivores and omnivores such as mule
deer, rabbits and feral pigs on the prevalence of barley and cereal yellow dwarf viruses, which can infect more than 100 crop and non-crop plant speci...
Study of polar dinosaur migration questions whether dinosaurs were truly the first great migrators
...blished in Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Paleontology .
The idea that these animals may have travelled distances nine times further than mule
deer or four times those of wildebeest would have made them the greatest migrators in history. "There are strong opinions regarding dinosaur migration...
USGS news: August science picks
...derway to examine how climate change may be impacting the habitats of native fish (cutthroat trout, grayling and bull trout) and big game (elk, moose, mule
deer and pronghorn antelope). The goal of both projects is to provide tools that will help wildlife managers predict potential climate-change-induced ...
Mule deer moms rescue other fawns
deer are giving new meaning to watching out for other mothers' kids.
An intriguing study of mule
deer and whitetail deer conducted by the Universit...responses elicited when coyotes attack fawns, with mule
deer mothers responding to both whitetail and...
Cougar predation key to ecosystem health
...ontrast, a nearby roadless watershed has similar native ecology but is sufficiently remote that it still has an intact cougar population and far fewer mule
deer. In contrast to Zion Canyon, streambanks in this watershed have nearly 50 times more young cottonwood trees as well as thriving populations of fl...
Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds
Bone or hair samples were also collected from potential prey, including Pleistocene bison and horses, as well as dozens of 20th-century mule
deer, feral pigs, whales, seals, sea lions and domesticated cattle. "The California Department of Transportation even agreed to go around and snip off...
UT Southwestern researchers discover master switch in cell death
...rd Hughes Medical Institute, said the discovery of mule
will open up a whole field of research to study th...esearchers?finding was the interaction between the mule
enzyme and a major player in cell death, the prote...ng human cell extracts, the researchers found that mule
caused a protein called ubiquitin to bind to sever...
... : over a dozen as of 2002
rabbit : (March-April, 2003) in France and North Korea independently. Human -rabbit hybrid in China (August, 2003)
: Idaho Gem (male, May 2003) and Utah Pioneer (male, June 2003)
deer : Dewey (2003)
horse : Prometea (female, 2003)
rat : Ralph (m...
...d goats Scrapie prion OvPrP Sc
Transmissible mink encephalopathy (TME) Mink TME prion MkPrP Sc
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) mule
deer and elk CWD prion MDePrP Sc
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) Cattle BSE prion BovPrP Sc
Feline spongiform encephalo...
... are easily told apart even without study or training, and yet are so closely related that they can interbreed after a fashion. Because the result, a mule
or hinny , is not usually fertile, they are clearly separate species.
But many cases are more difficult to decide. This is where the isolation sp...