Study could shed light on harmful bacteria that share antibiotic resistance genes
Zoology research team from the universities of Jena and Massachusetts discovers potentially primeval chewing behavior in salamandrids
Striking traits seen only in males of some species - such as colorful peacock feathers or butterfly wings - are partly explained by gene behavior, research suggests.
Many living systems share a fundamental capacity for cooperation. Plants and animals are made up of billions of cells that communicate with one another, carry out specific tasks and share their resources. Many single-celled microorganisms cooperate in similarly versatile ways: they form communities and exchange useful genes and resources among one other.
Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are a global public health threat causing serious illness and even death. Strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium) are generally harmless in healthy people, but can be pathogenic in immunocompromised or severely ill patients.
UTA faculty member's research holds implications for the impact of climate change
One of the ocean's little known carnivores has been allocated a new place in the evolutionary tree of life after scientists discovered its unmistakable resemblance with other sea-floor dwelling creatures.
Increasing numbers of tourists are interested in observing wildlife such as African elephants, and income generated from tourism potentially aids in the protection of animals and their habitats.
In experiments with worms, researchers showed that epigenetic marks on sperm chromosomes affect gene expression and development in offspring
For the first time, University of Guelph biologists have tracked an annual migration of up to 20,000 kilometers made by the 12-gram blackpoll warbler, one of the fastest declining songbirds in North America
It isn't easy being green. It takes thousands of genes to build the photosynthetic machinery that plants need to harness sunlight for growth. And yet, researchers don't know exactly how these genes work.
Scientists studying monarch butterflies have traditionally focused on two sources for their decline - winter habitat loss in Mexico and fewer milkweed plants in the Midwest.
Bats fly, whales swim, gibbons swing from tree to tree, horses gallop, and humans swipe on their phones--the different habitats and lifestyles of mammals rely on our unique forelimbs.
A study into the effectiveness of disinfecting birds' nests, carried out by the University of Kent, has led to a breakthrough in the understanding of biosecurity measures for the endangered echo parakeet in Mauritius