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Frogs Use Calls To Find Mates With Matching Chromosomes
2011-12-28 04:54:03

Tree frogs that look similar hear chromosome difference in calls; offers new insight to frog evolution When it comes to love songs, female tree frogs are pretty picky. According to a new study from the University of Missouri, certain female tree frogs may be remarkably attuned to the songs of mates who share the same number of chromosomes as they do. The discovery offers insight into how new frog species may have evolved. Carl Gerhardt, Curators Professor of Biological Sciences in the...

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2011-07-05 08:34:19

Tree frogs have specially adapted self-cleaning feet which could have practical applications for the medical industry. "Tree frog feet may provide a design for self-cleaning sticky surfaces, which could be useful for a wide range of products especially in contaminating environments - medical bandages, tire performance, and even long lasting adhesives," says researcher, Niall Crawford at the University of Glasgow who presented this work at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Conference...

2011-07-05 07:02:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Tree frogs have specially adapted self-cleaning feet which could have practical applications for the medical industry. "Tree frog feet may provide a design for self-cleaning sticky surfaces, which could be useful for a wide range of products especially in contaminating environments - medical bandages, tyre performance, and even long lasting adhesives," researcher, Niall Crawford at the University of Glasgow, was quoted as saying. Tree frogs have sticky pads on their toes...

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2008-06-24 00:15:00

A type of Central American tree frog could provide scientists with a major clue about how a deadly fungus is destroying the world's amphibians. Some of the tree frogs have been able to escape the deadly fungal disease, and experts are now implementing a non-invasive imaging technology to understand the phenomenon.  The scientists believe that the frogs' atypical skin allows the animals to bask in hot sunlight to the extent that the high temperatures kill off the fungus, according...

2006-02-23 01:46:44

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian researchers have discovered a natural mosquito repellent in the smelly secretions of green tree frogs. Researchers at James Cook University in the tropical northern Queensland state and at the University of Adelaide found that chemicals released through the skin of the frogs produces a pungent smell that wards off mosquitoes. "The smell is just not very good. Some smell of rotting flesh, some of nuts, some of thyme leaves," researcher Craig Williams...

2006-02-23 01:45:00

CANBERRA -- Australian researchers have discovered a natural mosquito repellent in the smelly secretions of green tree frogs. Researchers at James Cook University in the tropical northern Queensland state and at the University of Adelaide found that chemicals released through the skin of the frogs produces a pungent smell that wards off mosquitoes. "The smell is just not very good. Some smell of rotting flesh, some of nuts, some of thyme leaves," researcher Craig Williams told the Australian...


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Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus
2014-09-15 16:22:26

The Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus, is a species of toad located in forests along the Western Ghats of India south of Goa. It is small and it can be found in wet tree hollows or leaf bases that contain water. This slender frog features a moderately sized head with a pointed snout and vertical lores. The distance between the eyes is as wide as the width of the upper eyelid. The opening of the ear is well marked and is about a third of the diameter of the eye. The fingers are...

Tasmanian Tree Frog, Litoria burrowsae
2014-07-31 10:47:16

The Tasmanian Tree Frog (Litoria burrowsae) is a species of tree frog that is located on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia. The name King Tree Frog is also used regarding this species. As a moderately sized tree frog, the Tasmanian Tree Frog measures up to about 60 millimeters long. It can be a light green or dark brown on the dorsal surface. The brown form usually has some light brown patches and green flecks, while the green form frequently has light or dark brown patches. A thin...

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2008-07-25 15:08:11

The Japanese Tree Frog (Hyla japonica), is a species of tree frog belonging to the genus Hyla. The species is distributed from Hokkaidō to Yakushima in Japan and from Korea along the Ussuri River to northeastern China. The journalist Toyohiro Akiyama carried some Japanese tree frogs with him during his trip to the Mir space station in December 1990. Photo Copyright and Credit

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