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2014-06-25 11:40:34

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Study may lead to new understanding of how new species form Using two yeasts that have been used to brew tea and beer for centuries, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have revealed how reproductive barriers might rapidly arise to create species boundaries. Schizosaccharomyces pombe has been used to brew beer in Africa, whereas its close relative S. kombucha is a component of kombucha tea commonly found in health-food stores....

Researchers Remap The Epic Evolution Of A 'Ring Species'
2014-05-26 03:58:52

University of British Columbia The Greenish Warbler, long considered an idealized example of a single species that diverged into two as it expanded its range, has a much more checkered family history than biologists previously realized. Ring species are a continuous loop of related populations, each adapted to its local environment, with two terminal populations in the loop meeting but now unable to mate. But an in-depth genomic analysis published today in Nature by University of...

diamondback terrapin
2014-05-06 07:53:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is an old saying that one should never judge a book by its cover, and that seems to be true for turtles as well. This diamondback terrapin is known for the diverse patterns intricately grooved into its shell. The pattern makes the turtle instantly recognizable, however it does not solve the problem of conservation for these coastal animals. That answer, according to a new study from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), is...

Tiger Conservation Efforts Should Focus On Genetic Diversity
2014-04-17 04:27:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many tiger conservation efforts focus on the numbers of a population, maintaining the big cats’ genetic diversity is just as important, according to a report published on Thursday in the Journal of Heredity. "Numbers don't tell the entire story," study author Elizabeth Hadly, a professor in environmental biology at Stanford University, said in a recent statement. According to the study, because the tiger’s decline has...

Study Finds Recent Wolf-dog Hybridization In Caucasus Region
2014-04-14 15:50:55

American Genetic Association Dog owners in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia might want to consider penning up their dogs more often: hybridization of wolves with shepherd dogs might be more common, and more recent, than previously thought, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Heredity (DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esu014). Dr. Natia Kopaliani, Dr. David Tarkhnishvili, and colleagues from the Institute of Ecology at Ilia State University in Georgia and from the Tbilisi Zoo...

Scientists Identify Factors Limiting Hybridization Of Closely-related Woodrat Species
2014-03-31 08:41:24

Wildlife Conservation Society A pair of new studies from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Idaho State University, and the University of Nevada Reno look at the surprising variety of factors that prevent two closely related species of woodrats from becoming a single hybrid species despite the existence of hybrid individuals where the two species come into contact. After finding that two closely related species, the desert and Bryant's woodrats, could interbreed and produce hybrid...

2014-02-08 23:03:43

Golf Life introduces the concept of the HWedge to Colorado Golfers. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 The dynamic face forward design of the Hybrid Wedge or HWedge, offered to golfers through hwedge.com, is going to be demonstrated this week at the Denver Golf Expo. Golfers from around the world will have a chance to hit shots into a TruGolf Simulator and find out what so many HWEDGE customers know. The HWedge design offers an iron face on a hybrid body that has the hosel positioned...

Clymene Dolphin Natural Hybridization
2014-01-09 12:44:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Natural hybridization between two dolphin species likely helped to bring about the mysterious clymene dolphin, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. Researchers from several institutions found in a molecular analysis that spinner dolphins and striped dolphins helped create the clymene dolphin. Questions about the clymene dolphin’s origins have been unanswered for many years, so the team from the...

Tweaking A 'Hybrid Vigor' Gene Could Generate Higher Crop Yields
2013-12-27 06:46:05

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Every gardener knows the look of a ripe tomato. That bright red color, that warm earthy smell, and the sweet juicy flavor are hard to resist. But commercial tomato plants have a very different look from the backyard garden variety, which can grow endlessly under the right conditions to become tall and lanky. Tomatoes that will be canned for sauces and juice are harvested from plants that stop growing earlier than classic tomato varieties, and are therefore...

Corn Pest Decline Could Save Farmers Money
2013-12-19 12:41:36

Penn State Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest , have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according to Penn State researchers. The decline suggests that the use of genetically modified, ECB-resistant corn hybrids -- an expensive, yet effective, solution that has been widely adopted by farmers -- may now be unnecessary in some areas. "ECB, which was introduced to North America from Europe in the 1900s, used to be the most important pest of...


Latest Hybrid Reference Libraries

Heirloom plant
2013-09-20 13:16:15

Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollination. Growing heirlooms is becoming more popular in North America and Europe because of their resistance to disease, pests, and extreme weather. Plants that have been genetically altered through artificial means, otherwise known as hybrids,...

Short-spined Crown-of-thorns Starfish, Acanthaster brevispinus
2013-08-12 14:37:20

The short-spined crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster brevispinus) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that includes the Great Barrier Reef, the Philippines, and the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Because these areas are so far away from one another, the full range of this starfish cannot be known, but it can be said that it resides in a tropical or subtropical environment. It was first discovered by W.K. Fisher, who...

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2007-12-14 05:31:30

The Savannah is a cross between the Serval, an African wild cat and a domestic cat, typically the Egyptian Mau or another spotted breed. The Savannah, being one of the largest domestic breeds of cat, may weigh 10 to 40 pounds but are typically not much larger than 25 pounds. The coat of the Savannah depends on what breed is used for the domestic cross. Its coat can be tan with black or brownish spots, silver with dark spots, marble, or several other patterns. The wild look of the Savannah...

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2007-12-14 05:21:54

The Bengal is a hybrid breed of cat bred to have the markings of a wildcat but the temperament of a housecat. The Bengal is reminiscent of and named after the Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis); the Bengal Tiger species is completely unrelated. It is a medium sized cat weighing around 8-10 lb for females and 15 lb for males. They are a hybrid breed developed through a program of crossbreeding domestic cats with Asian Leopard Cats over several generations. The first three...

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2007-01-19 19:10:49

The liger, is a hybrid cross between a male panthera leo (lion), and a female panthera tigris (Tiger) and is denoted scientifically as panthera leo x panthera tigris. A liger resembles a giant lion with diffused stripes. They are the largest cats in the world, although the Siberian Tiger is the largest pure breed. Like tigers, ligers enjoy swimming. The offspring of a male tiger and a female lion is called a tigon. Under exceptional circumstances it has been known for a tiger to be forced...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.