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Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that by applying chemicals to manipulate genes in a developing embryo, they've been able to change the brain of one type of cichlid fish to resemble that of another.
Biologists have genetically mapped the sex chromosomes of several species of cichlid fish from Lake Malawi, East Africa, and identified a mechanism by which new sex chromosomes may evolve.
Most fish rely primarily on their vision to find prey to feed upon, but a University of Rhode Island biologist and her colleagues have demonstrated that a group of African cichlids feeds by using its lateral line sensory system to detect minute vibrations made by prey hidden in the sediments.
By DAVID POWELL HOUSEHOLDERS in Conwy who recycle aluminium cans and foil have helped environmental projects in Malawi. Alupro (the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation) is making sure an orange tree is grown to maturity for every tonne of aluminium drinks cans and foil recycled in the UK.
THREE more clinical staff at Coventry's University Hospital are heading to Africa to help improve medical conditions there after receiving a fundraising boost.
FORMER First Minister Jack McConnell visited Edinburgh Zoo today to back a conservation group helping to protect wildlife in Malawi. Mr McConnellis due to take over as the next British High Commissioner in the African country when the present incumbent steps down early next year.
A University of Arizona researcher suspects that a monster drought is behind our ancestors' massive bug-out from Africa.
Sciaenochromis is a genus of cichlid fish endemic to Lake Malawi in east Africa. It includes at least 4 species. The species are popular in the aquarium hobby. The most notable is S. fryeri, known in the aquarium trade as the electric blue. All Sciaenochromis are piscivores (fish-eaters) and prey mainly upon the fry of mbuna and other Haplochromine cichlids.
Pseudotropheus is a genus of rock dwelling (Mbuna) cichlids found in Lake Malawi. Like some other large cichlid genera, such as Cichlasoma, a number of related fish have been recently re-assigned to different genera such as Tropheops and Maylandia. Mbuna literally means "rock dweller" and this description accurately depicts the lifestyle of these cichlids which mostly live in rocky areas. Most Pseudotrophine cichlids are algal grazers in the wild. Pseudotropheus reproduction Like most...
Placidochromis is a genus of cichlid fish endemic to Lake Malawi in east Africa. This relatively large genus currently has 42 species. Most Placidochromis species live in the open or sandy regions of Lake Malawi.
Nimbochromis polystigma is one of five species of the Nimbochromis genus of Lake Malawi, in the Great Rift Valley system of Africa. General Occurring throughout the lake, Nimbochromis polystigma is a piscivorous fish, often preying upon juvenile cichlids. The local name for the fish is Kaligono, meaning 'sleeper' in the chiCheÅµa language. It shares this name with other Nimbochromis species due to their hunting technique which involves lying motionless on the bottom, sometimes on its...
Nimbochromis livingstonii, or Livingston's cichlid, is a freshwater mouthbrooding cichlid fish of the genus Nimbochromis, native to Lake Malawi, an African Rift Lake. Individuals display peculiar behavior in the wild and in captivity, including a hunting method in which it lies motionless while resting on the lake or aquarium bottom. In captivity, the fish may live to exceed 10 years of age and attain a length of 8 inches or more. Juveniles display a brown and white spotted pattern. Adult...
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