Biology News

Agave fuels global excitement as a bioenergy crop Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 00:00
Scientists found that in 14 independent studies, the yields of two Agave species greatly exceeded the yields of other biofuel feedstocks, such as corn, soybean, sorghum, and wheat. Additionally, even
Asian Tiger Numbers Could Triple if Large-Scale Landscapes are Protected Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 00:00
The tiger reserves of Asia could support more than 10,000 wild tigers-three times the current number- if they are managed as large-scale landscapes that allow for connectivity between core breeding
Dating sheds new light on dawn of the dinosaurs Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 00:00
Careful dating of new dinosaur fossils and volcanic ash around them by researchers from UC Davis and UC Berkeley casts doubt on the idea that dinosaurs appeared and opportunistically replaced other an
Gothenburg researchers register new species using DNA-based description Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 00:00
The previously unknown species of ribbon worm discovered in Kosterhavet National Park in 2007 has now been scientifically named using a new method. Pseudomicrura afzelii, a form of nemertean or ribbon
The production of plant pollen is regulated by several signalling pathways Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 00:00
Plants producing flower pollen must not leave anything to chance. The model plant thale cress (Arabidopsis), for instance, uses three signalling pathways in concert with partially overlapping function
Hormones dictate breeding success in birds Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 00:00
Max Planck researchers can predict the number of offspring a bird will have based on its prolactin and corticosterone levels
Intelligent microscopy: EMBL software runs experiments on its own Monday, January 24, 2011 - 00:00
the novel computer programme can rapidly learn what the scientist is looking for and then takes over this laborious and time-consuming task, automatically performing complex microscopy experiments wh
Hormonal therapy for older, pregnant horses? Monday, January 24, 2011 - 00:00
Like humans, horses are prone to miscarriage. In fact, about one in ten pregnancies results in miscarriage at a very early stage. Some horses have a history of early miscarriages and it has become c