tempers in Biological News
Time of day tempers tadpoles' response to predators
To a tiny tadpole, life boils down to two basic missions: eat, and avoid being eaten. But there's a trade-off. The more a tadpole eats, the faster it grows big enough to transform into a frog; yet finding food requires being active, which ups the odds of becoming someone else's dinner.
Fruit fly aggression studies have relevance to humans, animals
...ruit fly can be a little mean sometimes ?especially when there's a choice bit of rotten fruit to fight over. And, like people, some flies have shorter tempers
Researchers in the North Carolina Sate University genetics department have identified a suite of genes that affect aggression in the f...
Trio of plant genes prevent 'too many mouths'
...d be serving other purposes, she says.
The UW team of four female scientists serendipitously discovered what appears to be part of the pathway that tempers
the production of stomata while studying a trio of genes that code for signaling receptors required for normal plant height.
The scientists were wo...
tempers in Biological Technology
Stay out of crossfire when Midwest technology workers go to war
...meone criticizes someone else's idea, one person gets promoted ahead of the other or personalities clash and don't get unclashed. Resentment brews and tempers
Pretty soon, one or both combatants are muttering about the other one's work habits, attitude or intelligence. After that, no one is safe. ...