Scientists show evolution in action in decades-long E. coli study
Posted in Microbes, Fungi & Algae
Tagged Adaptation, bacteria, biology, Bruce Levin, citric acid, E. coli, Emory University, evolution, evolutionary biology, evolve, genes, germs, getinvolved, Massey University, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Michigan State University, mutate, mutations, Paul Rainey, Richard Lenski, Zachary Blount
Germs that cause a so-called tropical disease make themselves at home in frosty Alaska
Posted in Animals
Tagged Adaptation, avian malaria, birds, blood, climate change, disease, disease ecology, ecology, epidemiology, evolution, getinvolved, global warming, malaria, microbes, microbiology, mosquito, parasite, protozoa, Ravinder Sehgal, Robert Fleischer, San Francisco State University, Smithsonian Institution, tropical disease
Scientists report finding bacterium that can live off arsenic
Posted in Chemistry
Tagged Adaptation, arsenic, bacteria, bacterium, Chemosynthesis, energetics, extreme environments, forensic science, microbe, organic chemistry, organic molecules, phosphorus, toxicology, toxicology/drugs
Differences in butterfly and moth breeding patterns are linked to a changing climate
Halloween can scare kids and make them act strange. But animals and ecosystems respond to fear every day of the year.
Dragonflies are giving researchers new ways to think about relationships among animals.