Specie

Researchers document new species of African violet in Mizoram

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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Education and Scientific Research (IISER) in Bhopal have documented a new species of plant belonging to the African violets family – a popular horticultural choice in herbaria and greenhouses around the world – in Mizoram . The discovery was recently documented in the peer-reviewed journal Systematic Botany (published...

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Ontario’s trees threatened by invasive species

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While the majority will say summer 2021 is welcome after a long winter, lengthened by the occasional lockdown, an extra layer, this season, however, is the return of the gypsy moth. An invasive species introduced to North America in 1860 by a French entomologist who had hoped to cross them with the silkworm, the...

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Algorithm for comparing cells between species

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Cells are the building blocks of life, present in every living organism. But how similar do you think your cells are to a mouse? A fish? A worm? Comparing cell types in different species across the tree of life can help biologists understand how cell types came about and how they adapted to the...

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Edmondson will lead the office of species conservation

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BOISE, ID – Governor Brad Little announced Monday that Mike Edmondson will take over as administrator of the Governor’s Office for Species Conservation (OSC). Click here to sign up for our free last minute alerts delivered to your inbox and mobile devices. You can also download our free Patch mobile app at Android or...

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IISER researchers discover new plant species in Mizoram

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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Education and Scientific Research (IISER) in Bhopal have discovered a new species of plant belonging to the African violet family in Mizoram. Along with other findings by the IISER Bhopal research team in recent years, this finding shows that the biodiversity of the northeastern regions of India is...

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Ancient microbial species never seen before in paleofeces

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Just in the last century, humans have progressed to live longer, and they’ve also gotten taller and fatter. While this physical evolution is clear to scientists, much less is known about the evolution of bacterial ecosystems in the human gut. To better understand microbial communities, an international team of researchers looked at DNA found...

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What are Homo sapiens? | Live Science

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Homo sapiens is a very intelligent species of primate that includes all living humans, often referred to as H. sapiens sapiens. There were formerly many species in the genus Homo, but all species and subspecies besides modern humans are now extinct. In 1758, Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus was the first person to give the...

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Independent report assesses data on species in England

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Biodiversity is the variety of all life on Earth and biodiversity data plays an important role in managing its conservation, informing us about the state of our natural resources, how we plan our land use and how we maintain resilient habitats and support our environmental goals. . Species data is at the heart of...

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