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3 European parasitoid wasp 'species' are seasonal forms of just 1.
In the face of climate change, animals have an advantage over plants: They can move. But a new study led by Brown University researchers shows that plants may have some tricks of their own.
The mystery of how a butterfly has changed its wing patterns to mimic neighboring species and avoid being eaten by birds has been solved by a team of European scientists.
For tens of thousands of years, the genomes of malaria parasites and humans have been at war with one another.
Killing about a million people a year, malaria is one of the deadliest diseases in the world.
It's a question that has puzzled scientists for years: why, in some species of spiders, are the females so much larger than their male counterparts?
Three genes that have barely been studied to date have now provided fresh knowledge about patients with suicidal backgrounds.
Disease risk in later life differs for women and men -- scientists at the Power of Programming Conference presented evidence to demonstrate this may start in the womb.
Biologists long have known that both the appearance of organisms and their inner workings are shaped by evolution, but do the same genetic mechanisms underlie changes in form and function?
The Grove Snail (Cepaea nemoralis) is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk. It is one of the most common species of land snail within Europe and has been introduced to North America. C. nemoralis is the type species regarding the genus Cepaea. It is used as a model organism in citizen science projects. This snail species is among the largest due to its polymorphism and bright colors. The color of the shell is very variable, reddish, yellow,...
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