biodiversity

Genome Studies: More is Not Always Better

Würzburg, Germany — What the fruit fly is to zoologists, the thale cress is to botanists. The widespread herb with the botanical name Arabidopsis thaliana serves them as a model organism from which...

Unlocking the Power of Microbiome

Zürich, Switzerland — Hundreds of different bacterial species live in and on leaves and roots of plants. A research team led by Julia Vorholt from the Institute of Microbiology at ETH Zurich, together...

Academy Scientists Describe 213 Species in 2020

San Francisco, CA — This past year, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 213 plant and animal species to the tree of life, providing deeper insight into the rich biodiversity of...

Novel Study Underscores Microbial Individuality

Boothbay, ME — A single drop of seawater can contain a wide representation of ocean microbes from around the world – revealing novel insights into the ecology, evolution and biotechnology potential...

Saving Bats from Wind Turbine Death

Washington, DC — Wind energy holds great promise as a source of renewable energy, but some have wondered if measures taken to address climate change have taken precedence over conservation of biodiversity....

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