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Brightly-Colored Fairy Wrens Not Attacked by Predators More Than Their Dull Counterparts

Apr. 2, 2019

— Biologists have examined the factors that drive the predation levels of Australia's fairy wrens. After measuring attack rates on both conspicuously and dull colored 3D fairy wren models in ...

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Apr. 2, 2019

— Scientists have discovered two new species of giant stick insect on Madagascar, whose males become dazzling blue or multicolored at sexual maturity. The researchers describe their rare and exciting ...

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The Evolution of Bird-of-Paradise Sex Chromosomes Revealed

Apr. 1, 2019

— Birds-of-paradise are a group of songbird species, and are known for their magnificent male plumage and bewildering sexual display. Now, an international collaborative work has analyzed all together ...

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Mating and Breeding News --
Mar. 29, 2019

— An international team of researchers was studying the acoustic communications of certain miniature frogs. When they discovered that Brachycephalus ephippium could not hear its own mating calls, they ...

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Mar. 28, 2019

— A new study maps out the increase and spread of the Asian longhorned tick, a new species identified last summer in Westchester and Staten island. What's particularly alarming is that the tick is ...

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Mating and Breeding News --
Mar. 28, 2019

— The soybean cyst nematode, one of the crop's most destructive pests, isn't like most of its wormy relatives. Whereas the vast majority of nematodes look like the microscopic worms they are, ...

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Mar. 27, 2019

— Maternal age affects how well offspring respond to dietary interventions that are known to increase lifespan, scientists report in a rotifer ...

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Speciation: Birds of a Feather...

Mar. 26, 2019

— Carrion crows and hooded crows are almost indistinguishable genetically, and hybrid offspring are fertile. Biologists now show that the two forms have remained distinct largely owing to the dominant ...

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Obese Mouse Mothers Trigger Heart Problems in Offspring

Mar. 22, 2019

— Mitochondria manufacture energy in every cell of the body, including heart muscle cells. A new study shows that cardiac mitochondria are abnormal in the offspring of mouse mothers that become obese ...

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Mating and Breeding News --
Mar. 22, 2019

— Striking colors that are seen only in the males of some species are partly explained by gene behavior, research into guppy fish ...

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Mating and Breeding News --
Mar. 21, 2019

— The dramatic difference in gonad size between honey bee queens and their female workers in response to their distinct diets requires the switching on of a specific genetic program, according to a new ...

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Prenatal Allergies Prompt Sexual Changes in Offspring

Mar. 21, 2019

— A single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual-development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime, new research suggests. Female rats born to mothers exposed to an ...

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Getting Help With the Kids Slows Down Ageing in Female Birds

Mar. 21, 2019

— Seychelles warblers live and breed in family groups on the tiny island of Cousin. In each group, a dominant female and male reproduce. When helpers assist the with incubation and feeding of chicks, ...

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Mating and Breeding News --
Mar. 20, 2019

— A new species of Surazomus, which belongs to the class Arachnida and the order Schizomida, has been discovered in the eastern Amazon, according to a new ...

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A Mating War in Diving Beetles Has Stopped the Evolution of Species

Mar. 20, 2019

— In nature, males eager attempts to mate with females can be so extreme that they will harm females. Such negative impact of mating interactions has been suggested to promote the emergence of new ...

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Ant Larvae Fight the Offspring of Parasitic Queens

Mar. 20, 2019

— The eggs of a parasitic ant queen living off a foreign species may end up as food for the larvae of the host ...

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Mating and Breeding News --
Mar. 20, 2019

— As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in different cells. But can changes in gene ...

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Mating and Breeding News --
Mar. 20, 2019

— Scientists have discovered a never before reported behavior of queen ...

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Mating and Breeding News --
Mar. 17, 2019

— Ram semen stored for 50 years has been used to successfully impregnate 34 ewes, with fertility rates as high as recently stored ...

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Mating and Breeding News --
Mar. 14, 2019

— In the Mesorhabditis belari roundworm, the sole purpose of males is to help females produce clones of ...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  • Brightly-colored fairy wrens not attacked by predators more than their dull counterparts
  • Love Island: Flamboyant males get the girls on Madagascar

Monday, April 1, 2019

  • The evolution of bird-of-paradise sex chromosomes revealed

Friday, March 29, 2019

  • Fluorescence discovered in tiny Brazilian frogs

Thursday, March 28, 2019

  • New Yorkers brace for self-cloning Asian longhorned tick
  • A key to soybean cyst nematode growth identified

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

  • Offspring of older mothers are more responsive to aging interventions

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Speciation: Birds of a feather...

Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Obese mouse mothers trigger heart problems in offspring
  • Colourful male fish have genes to thank for their enduring looks

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Two-step path to shrinking worker bee gonads
  • Prenatal allergies prompt sexual changes in offspring
  • Getting help with the kids slows down ageing in female birds

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • New short-tailed whip scorpion species discovered in Amazon
  • A mating war in diving beetles has stopped the evolution of species
  • Ant larvae fight the offspring of parasitic queens
  • Effects on offspring of epigenetic inheritance via sperm
  • Beware of sleeping queen bumblebees underfoot this spring

Sunday, March 17, 2019

  • World's oldest semen still viable

Thursday, March 14, 2019

  • In this nematode species males are needed for reproduction but not their genes
  • Why fly the coop? With shortage of mates, some birds choose to help others raise offspring
  • Novel methods for analyzing neural circuits for innate behaviors in insects

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • Pesticides influence ground-nesting bee development and longevity
  • Climate change could devastate painted turtles

Friday, March 8, 2019

  • Pheromones and social status: Machos smell better

Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Insects in decline: On farmland, latecomers lose out

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

  • Male bottlenose dolphins form bachelor groups with their relatives

Monday, March 4, 2019

  • How new species arise in the sea

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • Put eggs all in one basket, or spread them around? Birds know best
  • Right- or left-handed? Gene expression tells the story of snail evolution

Monday, February 25, 2019

  • Live long and prosper: Mongooses enjoy lifelong benefits of 'silver spoon effect'
  • Non-native pest-controlling wasp identified in Canada prior to formal approval

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

  • Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot
  • Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary's 'virgin' birth

Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Aloe sanginalis, a new red Aloe from Somaliland
  • 'Old' sperm produces healthier offspring
  • Parents don't pick favorites, at least if you're a Magellanic penguin

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • Mom's reward: Female Galápagos seabird has a shorter lifespan than males

Friday, February 8, 2019

  • Fluconazole makes fungi sexually active
  • How poppy flowers get those vibrant colors that entice insects

Thursday, February 7, 2019

  • Phthalates may impair fertility in female mice
  • Bee dispersal ability may influence conservation measures
  • Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them
  • Choosy amphipods

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

  • New study examines the way estrogen affects methamphetamine addiction
  • Female manakins use male mating call when implanted with male hormones

Thursday, January 31, 2019

  • Warmer water, chemical exposure influence gene expression across generations in a coastal fish
  • Male birth control for the malaria parasite
  • Salmon populations may adapt their eggs to survive in degraded rivers
  • Male mice hard-wired to recognize sex of other mice
  • Crossbreeding threatens conservation of endangered milky storks
  • What causes rats without a Y chromosome to become male?

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

  • Crustacean's dazzling light displays

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

  • Dangerous bee virus might be innocent bystander

Monday, January 28, 2019

  • Birds-of-paradise genomes target sexual selection

Friday, January 25, 2019

  • Flounders in the Gulf of Finland: Decline caused by the near disappearance of one species

Thursday, January 24, 2019

  • Zika vaccines should induce responses by CD4+ T cells
  • Scientists tackle breeding challenges of land mine-finding rats
  • It's a bird-eat-bird world

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

  • CRISPR/Cas9 used to control genetic inheritance in mice
  • Humpback whales' songs at subarctic feeding areas are complex, progressive

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • How sex pheromones diversify: Lessons from yeast

Friday, January 18, 2019

  • Green turtle: The success of the reintroduction program in Cayman Islands

Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Alternations in gut microbiota in pregnancy and lactation
  • Size matters: To livebearer fish, big fins are a big deal
  • Fruit fly promiscuity alters the evolutionary forces on males

Monday, January 14, 2019

  • Cilia beat to an unexpected rhythm in male reproductive tract, study in mice reveals

Friday, January 11, 2019

  • New mathematical model can help save endangered species

Thursday, January 10, 2019

  • For these birds, climate change spells a rise in fatal conflicts
  • Mother fruit flies use sex pheromones to veil eggs, preventing cannibalism

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

  • Finding an elusive mutation that turns altruism into selfish behavior among honeybees
  • Fighting human disease with birth control ... for mosquitoes
  • New CRISPR-based technology developed to control pests with precision-guided genetics

Monday, January 7, 2019

  • Evolution used same genetic formula to turn animals monogamous
  • 'DeepSqueak' helps researchers decode rodent chatter
  • Female penguins are getting stranded along the South American coast

Thursday, January 3, 2019

  • What makes two species different?
  • Fruit flies help to shed light on the evolution of metabolism
  • Why the number of single male Magellanic penguins is rising at this breeding colony

Saturday, December 22, 2018

  • Howler monkey study examines mechanisms of new species formation

Friday, December 21, 2018

  • Female penises evolved twice in bark lice

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • Warming warning over turtle feminization
  • Climate change affects breeding birds
  • Stick insects: Egg-laying techniques reveal new evolutionary map

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • Dive-bombing for love: Male hummingbirds dazzle females with a highly synchronized display
  • Extraordinary 'faithful father' revealed by study of smooth guardian frog of Borneo

Friday, December 14, 2018

  • For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow

Thursday, December 13, 2018

  • Neuroscientists uncover sensory switches controlling infanticide and parental behavior
  • Researchers shine new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

  • More 'heatwave' summers will affect animals
  • Biologists shed new light on an old question
  • Rice plants that grow as clones from seed
  • 'Eavesdropping' on groupers' mating calls key to survival

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

  • Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies

Monday, December 10, 2018

  • Females prefer city frogs' tunes

Thursday, December 6, 2018

  • Mitigating the effect of climate change on sea turtles

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

  • 30 years of experimental evolution results in a new sex chromosome
  • Dirty air now could harm hearts of offspring later
  • Weirdly shaped mouse sperm can be used to tell species apart

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

  • Inactivating genes can boost crop genetic diversity