Latest Nematode Stories
Nematodes, microscopic worms, are making engineers look twice at their ability to exhibit the "Cheerios effect" when they move in a collective motion.
Male worms plug females after copulation as a form of 'gift', rather than to prevent them from mating again, as had previously been thought. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology found that plugged females mated just as often and were just as attractive as those who were unplugged, and that plugging ultimately improved female fitness.
ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has been a basic principle of evolution for more than a century that plants and animals can adapt genetically in ways that help them better survive and reproduce.
Max Planck researchers have uncovered an ingenious evolutionary trick: a signaling chain is allocated several functions, enabling optimal adaptation to environmental conditions.
SEATTLE, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- How is it that some people who apparently freeze to death, with no heart rate or respiration for extended periods, can be brought back to life with no long-term negative health consequences? New findings from the laboratory of cell biologist Mark B.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) was founded in February 2002 by a group of pooper scoopers who believe every dog should have its day or in this case, a week.
A longstanding and fruitful collaboration between researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the University of NeuchÃ¢tel in Switzerland
A British university has quietly resumed growing genetically modified potatoes a year after protesters ripped up the crop, prompting calls of foul play. The 400 plants in the field near Tadcaster, 15 miles east of Leeds and 10 miles west of York, were originally removed in May 2008, just weeks after
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) was founded in February 2002 by a group of pooper scoopers who believe every dog should have its day.
An international team of biologists has discovered a new species of microsporidia, a single-celled parasite of animals, in a roundworm used in genetic laboratories around the world.
The Golden Nematode (Globodera rostochiensis), also known as the golden eelworm or yellow potato cyst nematode, is a species of plant pathogenic nematode originally stemming from the Andes Mountains of South America. It was first discovered in Germany in 1913, believed to have arrived in Europe with imported potatoes sometime in the 19th century. It was first discovered in the US in 1941, in Canada in the 60s, and in Mexico in the 70s. It has also been found throughout Asia, Africa and...
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