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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.

Low Genetic Diversity Spells Bad News For Koalas
2012-10-24 14:41:12

In a new study, an international team of researchers has investigated the genetic diversity of the koala population and found through both historical and modern samples that the species has had a relatively low level of diversity for the past 120 years.

Female Pit Vipers Give Birth Without Mating
2012-09-12 12:04:30

In what could be the ultimate act of feminism, wild female North American pit vipers have been shown to give birth without mating.

Mountain Lion Kittens Discovered To Be Product Of Inbreeding
2012-08-03 16:52:18

In what should have been a happy occasion, the celebration of twin mountain lions’ birth, officials with the National Park Service were tempered by the discovery that two kittens -- a male and female -- are the second documented case of inbreeding at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Promiscuous Queen Bees Maintain Genetic Diversity
2012-04-16 12:53:53

By mating with nearly 100 males, queen bees on isolated islands avoid inbreeding and keep colonies healthy.

2012-04-05 21:08:21

With a 95 percent genomic similarity to humans, mice have long been used to learn about the genetic causes of human disease.

2012-01-16 10:45:06

In order to breed new varieties of corn with a higher yield faster than ever before, researchers at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, and other institutions are relying on a trick: early selection of the most promising parent plants based on their chemical and genetic makeup, as well as on new statistical analysis procedures.

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2011-07-24 05:50:00

A new National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study has raised concerns that killer whales in the Puget Sound could be facing a loss of genetic diversity due to inbreeding.


Word of the Day
chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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