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Plants Tell Caterpillars When It’s Safe To Forage

The world is filled with cues that could influence the daily feeding patterns of an organism. Many plants, for example,... Read More

Ocean Temperature Predicts Spread Of Marine Species

Scientists can predict how the distance marine larvae travel varies with ocean temperature -- a key component in... Read More

Ocean temperature predicts spread of marine species

December 26, 2006 -- CHAPEL HILL - Scientists can predict how the distance marine larvae travel varies with ocean... Read More

Even Fish Don’t Swim Well When They’re Young

 Do you remember learning to swim? Thrashing around, floundering, until suddenly it all clicks into place and a few feeble... Read More

Mosquitofish threaten amphibians

Sometimes you have to prove the obvious to get something done. The mosquitofish is being distributed around the world to... Read More

Cutaneous larva migrans

Definition noun A skin disease in humans caused by hookworm larvae infestation, especially by Ancylostoma... Read More

Host-plant-mediated effects of Nadefensin on herbivore and pathogen resistance in Nicotiana attenuata

Host-plant-mediated effects of Nadefensin on herbivore and pathogen resistance in Nicotiana attenuata Cbgowda Rayapuram... Read More

‘Slimming Gene’ Discovered That Regulates Body Fat

Scientists at the University of Bonn have discovered a previously unknown fruit fly gene that controls the metabolism of... Read More

Common Cannibals – New Study Examines Role That Intraspecific Predation Plays In Determining Dynamics Of Population

While humans may find the thought of cannibalism unsettling, other species seem to eat their own kind quite readily. Once... Read More

Potential of Insect-Based Diets for Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon, a ray-finned fish that is found in northern Atlantic Ocean and rivers that flow through Atlantic.... Read More

Sediments In Many Central Valley Streams Contain Toxic Levels Of Pyrethroid Pesticides

BERKELEY A family of pesticides used increasingly nationwide in place of more heavily restricted organophosphate... Read More

Marine moss reveals clues to anticancer compound

OHSU scientist studying bacteria from Bugula neritina that secrete disease-fighting molecule PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon... Read More

Survival of the rarest: Fruit flies shed light on the evolution of behaviorSurvival of the rarest: Fruit flies shed light on the evolution of behavior

Sometimes, it pays to be rare—think of a one-of-a-kind diamond, a unique Picasso or the switch-hitter on a baseball... Read More

Flexible genes allow ants to change destiny

The discovery of a flexible genetic coding in leaf-cutting ants sheds new light on how one of nature's ultimate... Read More

Sea snails break the law

Lizards gave rise to legless snakes. Cave fishes don't have eyeballs. In evolution, complicated structures often get lost.... Read More

New research finds surveys of larval-stage organisms effective for measuring marine biodiversity

BU biologist discovers diversity in mantis shrimp underestimated (Boston) - There is a push to document the biodiversity... Read More

Evaluation of the dot enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in comparison with standard ELISA for the immunodiagnosis of human toxocariasis

Evaluation of the dot enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in comparison with standard ELISA for the immunodiagnosis of human... Read More

Distinction among the Puparia of Three Blowfly Species (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Frequently Found on Unburied Corpses

Distinction among the Puparia of Three Blowfly Species (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Frequently Found on Unburied Corpses JA... Read More

Surveys Of Larval-stage Organisms Suggest Marine Biodiversity Is Greatly Underestimated

There is a push to document the biodiversity of the world within 25 years. However, the magnitude of this challenge is not... Read More

Dyed In The Silkworm: Researchers Develop Novel Way To Produce Colored Silk

In the March 1 issue of Genes & Development, Hajime Mori and colleagues at the Kyoto Institute of Technology in Kyoto,... Read More

Parasites Trigger Healthy Eating In Caterpillars

Many parasites have developed mechanisms that suppress their hosts' ability to fight them off or even change their behavior... Read More

Ancylostomiasis

Definition noun A disease caused by Ancylostoma hookworm infestation in humans and certain... Read More

Honeybee

Honey Bee Definition A honey bee is a type of bee known for collecting honey and living in communities. The true honey bees... Read More

Dermatobia cyaniventris

Dermatobia cyaniventris --> dermatobia hominis a large, blue, brown-winged species whose larvae develop in open boil-like... Read More

Hexapoda

Hexapoda (Science: zoology) The true, or six-legged, insects; insects other than myriapods and arachnids. The hexapoda have... Read More

Loa loa

Definition noun A filarial species of the superfamily Filarioidea; the causative agent of Loa loa filariasis Supplement Loa... Read More

Elephantnose fish ‘see’ with their chin

In complete darkness the animals can even distinguish dead organisms from living ones at a distance Originating in Central... Read More

Weevils

weevil (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of snout beetles, or rhynchophora, in which the head is elongated and... Read More

Larva

Larva Origin: L. Larva ghost, specter, mask. 1. (Science: zoology) Any young insect from the time that it hatches from the... Read More

Gall

Gall 1. To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by... Read More

Rheotaxis

Definition noun A form of taxis characterized by the directional movement of an organism in response to a current of water... Read More

Evolution Impacts Environment: Fundamental Shift in How Biologists Perceive Relationship Between Evolution and Ecology

Biologists have known for long that ecology, the interaction between organisms and their environment, plays a significant... Read More

Gadflies

Gadfly (Science: entomology) Any dipterous insect of the genus oestrus, and allied genera of botflies. The sheep gadfly... Read More

Gadfly

Gadfly (Science: entomology) Any dipterous insect of the genus oestrus, and allied genera of botflies. The sheep gadfly... Read More

Zooplankton

Definition noun Animal or animal-like constituent of plankton, comprised mainly of freely floating protozoa, small... Read More

Vibrio coralliilyticus

Definition Noun A gram-negative rod-shaped marine bacterium that is globally distributed involved in multiple coral... Read More

Wasp

wasp (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of stinging hymenopterous insects, especially. Any of the numerous... Read More

Insect control

Definition noun A method of controlling insect population, such as by chemical, biological, or other means Supplement There... Read More

Parascaris equorum

Definition A parasitic roundworm found in the intestines of equine hosts Supplement Parascaris equorum is a parasitic... Read More

Smithsonian scientists help lead effort to ‘barcode’ world’s species

Smithsonian researchers are among the leaders in a worldwide effort to revolutionize the way scientists identify species in... Read More