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Everyone needs to eat. But it's a dog-eat-dog world, and with the exception of the top predators, everyone also gets eaten. To cope with this vicious reality, a tiny insect that eats plants has learned to employ the plant's hairs for physical protection from its beetle predator.
Molecular tools aid in identification of new algae species in Guam
The beautiful, endemic and endangered cycad, Cycas micronesica was once a dominant forest tree on the island of Guam, but recent plant mortality predicts extirpation from Guam habitats by 2019.
Collaborative research at the University of Guam has people asking: "What IS a species" and entomologists wondering about the relationship between an insect species and the host plant or plants it feeds on.
University of Guam Marine Lab associate professor, Alexander Kerr, is senior author of a paper on the evolutionary origins of coral sex published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
"The small size of an alien insect that feeds on a native tree from the western Pacific island of Guam allows it to hide in cracks and other locations that are out of reach for its only local natural enemy," said UOG entomologist Aubrey Moore.
Moth also triggers the plants into increased frequency of reproduction.
SYOSSET, N.Y., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Diana Baleto Calvo, of Mangilao, Guam, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of human services. ABOUT DIANA BALETO CALVO Ms. Calvo has had almost 30 years of experience.
University classrooms around the world are becoming more like the highly diverse classrooms that prevail at the University of Guam.
In May 2008 the island of Guam became a living laboratory for scientists as they attached acoustic equipment to coconut trees in order to listen for rhinoceros beetles.
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