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Border wall threatens biodiversity - EurekAlert (press release)


EurekAlert (press release)
Every time you see a strip mall, airport or housing development being constructed, you can be sure biodiversity is suffering. Many hundreds of miles of border wall and the accompanying construction and maintenance infrastructure would be a crime ...
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Superstars of STEM: Beating bacteria at its own game - Cosmos


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“We're still not sure what sort of treatments will be unlocked by analysing this bank of biological specimens,” she says. “But Australian flora and fauna could hold the key to addressing some of the world's greatest modern medical challenges, just one ...

Cross Species Transfer of Genes Has Driven Evolution - AgWeb


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Far from just being the product of our parents, University of Adelaide scientists have shown that widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today's mammals, and been an important driver of evolution. In the world ...
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Koalas Eat Toxic Leaves to Survive—Now Scientists Know How - National Geographic


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And genetic diversity in the population helps them deal with the different pressures. But if the populations start to inbreed, “the species as a whole gets [worse] at dealing with the new challenges,” she says. Now, using the genome as a reference ...
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Giant balls up: scientists probe the mystery of elephant testes - Cosmos


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Aiming to resolve this debate, the new research, led by by Virag Sharma and Michael Hiller, of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, in Dresden, Germany, used genomic data from 71 mammal species to analyse the evolution of ...

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Flash animation provides a tour of the history of the universe, the solar system, and the development of life on ...

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