Specie

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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New species of African violets discovered in Mizoram

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IISER Bhopal scientists found the plant in three locations near the Myanmar border (Subscribe to Science For All, our weekly newsletter, where we aim to cut science jargon and have fun. Click here.) An “African” flowering plant was scientifically recorded for the first time in India. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Education and...

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