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2011-10-17 10:43:50

Coral reefs are among the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, second only to tropical rain forests.

2011-09-16 11:39:34

The earth's most successful bacteria are found in the oceans and belong to the group SAR11.

2011-06-27 23:39:40

Marine shallow water sandy bottoms on the surface appear desert-like and empty, but in the interstitial space between the sand grains a diverse fauna flourishes.

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2011-04-04 23:02:38

A species of algae long known to associate with spotted salamanders has been discovered to live inside the cells of developing embryos.

2010-10-21 00:44:49

The evolution of complex life is strictly dependent on mitochondria, the tiny power stations found in all complex cells.

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2010-04-19 12:23:07

Researchers at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg have discovered a brand new species of bacterium found only in the Gullmarsfjord north of Gothenburg.

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2010-03-04 13:25:00

The human gut is a breeding ground - in a good way - for a wide variety of bacteria, according to a new study.

2009-11-13 13:17:11

A study by scientists from the University of Valencia sheds new light on how the cockroach organism works.

2009-11-10 18:03:46

The females of the recently discovered Osedax marine worms feast on submerged bones via a complex relationship with symbiotic bacteria, and they are turning out to be far more diverse and widespread than scientists expected.

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2009-11-06 08:50:00

Finding could lead to new understanding of substance harmful in kidney disease and other human diseases.


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2005-09-12 10:12:57

Aphids or greenfly, plant lice (superfamily Aphidoidea) are small plant-feeding insects (1 to 10 mm). Of the 4,000 species of known aphids (distributed in 10 families), around 250 are serious pests for agriculture and forestry as well as an annoyance for gardeners. Natural predators include ladybirds, hoverfly larvae and lacewings. Aphids have two compound eyes and two ocular tubercles made up of 3 lenses, each of which is located behind and above the compound eyes. They have 2 tarsal...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.