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2014-09-10 23:04:39

Cats kill billions of birds in the United States every year, upsetting the natural environment and hurting bird populations. Bird-X explains why keeping cats inside is important not only for the environment, but for both cats and people. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 On September 9, the Smithsonian Institute wrote a story on “The State of the Birds 2014,” discussing ways people can help protect endangered species of birds. One of these tactics is for people to simply keep...

zombie ant fungus
2014-08-27 03:30:44

Chuck Gill, Penn State A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host, but not when infecting other ant species, a new study shows. The findings, which suggest that the fungus "knows" its preferred host, provide new insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon, according to researchers. "Fungi are well known for their ability to...

2014-06-09 12:30:56

Gut Check: Growing Focus on Digestive Connection to Overall Health SAN BRUNO, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the population marches toward the middle of the year, perhaps a few take a glance backward at their New Year's resolutions. It's no surprise that according to a recent survey by Distill Research, health and well-being ranked as the most prevalent goal. However, what may be less anticipated, is that almost a third of those focused on health are putting their digestive health...

New Order Of Marine Creatures Discovered Among Sea Anemones
2014-05-08 03:00:21

American Museum of Natural History A deep-water creature once thought to be one of the world's largest sea anemones, with tentacles reaching more than 6.5 feet long, actually belongs to a new order of animals. The finding is part of a new DNA-based study led by the American Museum of Natural History that presents the first tree of life for sea anemones, a group that includes more than 1,200 species. The report, which is published today in the journal PLOS ONE, reshapes scientists'...

2014-05-03 23:01:46

Mushroom Growing 4 You designed by Jake White is the latest program for mushroom growers who want to learn how to cultivate healthy, organic, natural mushrooms. A full Mushroom Growing 4 You review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 Mushroom Growing 4 You created by Jake White is the latest program for farmers who want to learn how to grow delicious, organic, pesticide-free mushrooms on a budget. This program consists of detailed steps...

2014-04-15 08:29:44

Prevalence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Infection up 48 Percent in Cats; Lyme Disease up 21 Percent in Dogs PORTLAND, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield Pet Hospital®, the world's largest veterinary practice, released its State of Pet Health(TM) 2014 Report today, revealing a staggering 48 percent increase in the prevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in cats and a 21 percent increase in the prevalence of infection with the bacterium that causes Lyme...

2014-04-07 23:29:50

Morel Habitat Kit Quadranscentennial. Gourmet Mushroom Products celebrates twenty five years of offering the Morel Habitat Kit which allows people to grow morel mushrooms in their backyard! Sebastopol, CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Gourmet Mushroom Products (GMHP) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Morel Habitat Kit; the original sustainable, earth friendly, morel mushroom growing kit. A quarter century ago, the Morel Habitat Kit was developed so everyone could enjoy growing morel...

2014-02-26 08:24:56

Chicago-based custom sign and plaque producer has ongoing relationship with nonprofit children's ministry in Zambia LA GRANGE, Ill., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tree of Life Children's Village, part of the Family Legacy ministry, has extended its warm appreciation to Impact Architectural Signs (http://familylegacy.com/news/thank-you-impact-signs/). For the past several years, the sign company has helped put a memorable finishing touch on each new home constructed at the...

2014-01-21 23:01:24

Yeast-based Probiotic Florastor Focuses on Health from the Inside San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 As the number of days and weeks since New Year's Day increases, the number of those committed to their New Year's resolutions takes a dive. The reality is, 45 percent of Americans make resolutions — while just 8 percent achieve them†1. That's where Healthy Weight Week comes in. "We support the idea behind Healthy Weight Week, which emphasizes whole body health...

2014-01-01 23:02:23

“Cally’s Tree of Life” memorializes Carlington (Cally) Britton, a 20-year-old certified nursing assistant at Collingswood Manor and resident of Pennsauken, who was killed in September by a stray bullet in Camden. The tree requests baby nursery items to benefit his inborn daughter, Callie Marie. (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 On an evening in late September, Carlington (Cally) Britton, a 20-year-old associate at Collingswood Manor and resident of Pennsauken, was hit by a stray bullet in...

Latest Tree of life Reference Libraries

Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana boylii
2014-09-16 08:43:34

The Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii) is a small frog measuring about 1.46 to 3.2 inches. It belongs to the genus Rana within the Ranidae family. This species can be found from northern Oregon, down California’s west coast, and into Baja California, Mexico. Both the Columbia Spotted Frog and the Cascades Frog, also part of the Rana genus, reside in the northern regions of this frog’s territory. They show a preference for living in streams and rivers, and lay their eggs in masses...

2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Giant African Millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas) is a species of millipede found widespread through the lowland areas of East Africa, from Mozambique to Kenya. It rarely reaches altitudes above 3,300 feet. It is found mostly in forests, but can also be found in coastal habitats which contain at least some trees. It is native to Southern Arabia, especially in Dhofar. The Giant Millipede is one of the largest in the millipede group, reaching upwards of 15.2 inches in length and 2.6...

2012-04-03 15:24:52

Discosoma (or Actinodiscus) is a genus of soft mushroom coral native to the Indian Ocean. This genus is sometimes incorrectly referred to as mushroom anemone or disc anemone. This coral is commonly collected and used worldwide in marine aquariums, where it is known to grow easily. There are 5 known species of mushroom coral: Actinodiscus dawydoffi, Actinodiscus fungiformis, Discosoma nummiforme, Actinodiscus rubraoris, and Actinodiscus unguja.

2011-03-03 21:36:56

Strawberry vein banding virus (SVBV) is a plant pathogenic virus and a member of the family Caulimoviridae. It was first described by Frazier after differential aphid transmission to susceptible wild strawberries. He identified suitable virus indicators and demonstrated virus transmission by various aphids, dodder, and grafting. He also established the inability of the virus to transmit via sap. Stenger purified and cloned the SVBV genome. Due to the limited techniques of the time he was...

2008-06-15 19:41:38

The Hawaiian Tree Fern or Male Tree Fern (Cibotium menziesii), is a species of tree fern, of the genus Cibotium which is endemic to the islands of Hawaii, and is found on all the windward Hawaiian islands. The habitat of this species is damp forest areas, usually at elevations varying between 1,000 and 6,000 feet. They can grown on the ground or epiphytically, growing on trees. It is also very adaptable and can withstand cool winter temperatures. These ferns can grow up to 35 feet tall but...

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