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UTA herpetologists describe new species of snake found in stomach of predator snake

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), ven 18 gennaio 2019 IMAGE: Jonathan Campbell, UTA professor of biology; Eric Smith, UTA associate professor of biology; and Alexander Hall, who earned a UTA doctorate in quantitative biology in 2016, wrote a paper in… view more  Credit: UT Arlington Herpetologists at The University of Texas at...
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Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), ven 18 gennaio 2019 Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region, according to the latest findings of an international team of researchers from institutions including IGB, the University of Girona in Spain,...
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Coffee crisis? 60% of wild species could go extinct, some within decades

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(AGENPARL) – Washington ( D.C), ven 18 gennaio 2019 By Carol Cruzan MortonJan. 18, 2019 , 8:00 AM Hairy berries. Supersize seeds. No caffeine. Compared with the beans that supply our daily brew, the wild relatives of coffee plants can seem downright bizarre. But they also harbor genetic traits that could...
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Bee surveys in newest US national park could aid pollinator studies elsewhere

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), gio 17 gennaio 2019 LOGAN, UTAH, USA – Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends? In the Jan. 17, 2019, online edition of PLOS One, Utah State University and USDA researchers report findings about pollinator biodiversity in...
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Orchards in natural habitats draw bee diversity, improve apple production

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), gio 17 gennaio 2019 ITHACA, N.Y. – Apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats, according to a new Cornell University-led study, published in the journal Science. In turn, apple production suffers...
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RoboFossil Reveals Locomotion of Beast from Deep Time

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(AGENPARL) – New York City (Usa), gio 17 gennaio 2019 Some 290 million years ago a four-legged, plant-eating creature the size of large dog roamed what is now central Germany. It did not carry itself like most other tetrapods known from that time, belly low to the ground and limbs...
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Size matters — To livebearer fish, big fins are a big deal

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), gio 17 gennaio 2019 To female molly and Limia fish, nothing is hotter than a male with a large dorsal fin. But these fins aren’t just decorations to attract females. Males also use them to fight or intimidate rivals. For scientists who study evolution, the fins...
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Bitter Reality: Most Wild Coffee Species Risk Extinction Worldwide

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(AGENPARL) – New York City (Usa), gio 17 gennaio 2019 Here’s something to think about as you sip that morning mochaccino: Deforestation, climate change and the proliferation of pests and fungal pathogens are putting most of the world’s wild coffee species at risk of extinction. At least 60 percent...
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More animal species under threat of extinction, new method shows

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), gio 17 gennaio 2019 Currently approximately 600 species might be inaccurately assessed as non-threatened on the Red List of Threatened Species. More than a hundred others that couldn’t be assessed before, also appear to be threatened. A new more efficient, systematic and comprehensive approach to assess...
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DNA analyses show a dynamic coevolutionary relationship between birds and their feather mites

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), gio 17 gennaio 2019 IMAGE: Species of mite rouessartia bifurcata. view more  Credit: Heather Proctor (University of Alberta) A genetic study uncovers that birds maintain a dynamic coevolutionary relationship with their feather mites. The study has involved the participation of the Estación Biológica de Doñana from the...

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