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mountain lion kitten
2014-08-17 07:28:13

That mountain lions have managed to survive at all in the Santa Monica Mountains of California is a testament to the resilience of wildlife, but researchers now show that the lions are also completely isolated, cut off from other populations by the freeway.

Moose Proliferate, Inbred Wolves Struggle At Isle Royale National Park
2014-05-05 03:45:31

During their annual Winter Study at Isle Royale National Park, scientists from Michigan Technological University counted nine wolves organized into one breeding pack and a second small group that is a remnant of a formerly breeding pack.

Did Inbreeding Drive Woolly Mammoths To Extinction?
2014-03-26 09:19:04

Much of what we know about the Mammoth may be challenged after new research from a Dutch team has found evidence that the massive mammal may have driven itself to extinction due to inbreeding.

2014-02-06 09:48:38

Female mice prefer songs of mice that are different from their parents when selecting a mate.

Winter Flounder In Long Island's Bays Are Inbred
2013-07-24 09:27:41

Scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University advise that loss of genetic diversity presents survival risks for historically common marine fish and should be considered in fisheries management

Ancient Human Skulls Show Evidence Of Prevalent Inbreeding
2013-03-19 15:25:55

Although it is considered completely taboo in most modern societies, an ancient human skull found in northern China suggests inbreeding could have been prevalent among ancient peoples around 100,000 years ago.

2013-03-06 13:41:41

The mating success of male butterflies is often lower if they are inbred.

2013-01-29 23:00:15

An article recently published in the Journal of Mammalogy, Volume 94 Issue 6 focuses on the struggling Florida manatee population and analyzes the factors pertaining to their decline.

Corn Has Many Active Genes, Could Produce High Yield
2012-12-03 11:45:34

Researchers at the University of Bonn investigate 1 of the oldest mysteries of plant breeding

Rare Ethiopian Wolves Under Threat
2012-10-27 07:09:25

Ethiopian wolf populations are genetically fragmenting, scientists say. This is cause for concern because the Ethiopian wolf is the world's rarest canine and fewer than 500 of Africa's only wolf species remain in the wild.


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'.