Diversity is the key: a team of researchers has succeeded in demonstrating experimentally that genetic diversity makes populations more resistant to disease.
Certain ants capture closely related ant species and make them work in their own colonies. The raids required to achieve this are controlled by different genes.
Female lemurs have to select a male of their own species for mating. Red-fronted lemurs are able to differentiate between conspecifics and closely related sister species on the basis of facial color...
It is widely accepted that microplastics contaminate our oceans and are harmful to coastal and marine habitats. And yet what damaging effect do fragments of plastic have on terrestrial ecosystems?
Researchers described a hitherto unknown fossil giant penguin species. In their study they show that “gigantism” was not a rare occurrence in early penguins and probably developed as a result of the...
A new comparative analysis across mammals shows that prenatal stress affects offspring in two different ways depending on the timing of the stressor during pregnancy.
Scientists developed a program for gauging the sizes and shapes of plant cells. In a single pass, it automatically measures and records specific...
New research suggests that vegetation formations are influenced by the depth to which plants can root. If trees have access to a larger volume of...
Heterosis describes the situation where the performance of a hybrid progeny exceeds that of its parents. This phenomenon is primarily dependent on interactions between genes.
Giving female fruit flies an opportunity to choose the male they mate with leads to the evolution of better performing males.