Organism Found That Could Rewrite Biology Textbooks
Mitochondria have been thought to be the "powerhouse" of the cell, but as it turns out, they may not be as essential as once thought.
New Snake Species With Pitch Black Eyes From The Andes Highlights Hidden Diversity
Extremely rare and hidden in the forests of the Andes, there are still new snake species left to find. This has recently been evidenced by the colubrid serpent, described for the first time in the pre...
What Makes A Leader? Clues From The Animal Kingdom
As the American media continues to buzz over who is more or less likely to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for US President, researchers in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution r...
New Giant Tortoise Species Found In Galapagos
The discovery of the new species, detailed in a study reported today (Oct. 21) in the journal "PLOS ONE," is likely to help focus attention on the newly named Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise (Chelonoidis ...
Without Humans, The Whole World Could Look Like Serengeti
The fact that the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa reflects past human activities -- and not climatic or other environmental constraints. This is determined in a new study, which...
Diversity & Inclusion – Love Has No Labels
While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexual...
Biodiversity
Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life. It is a measure of the variety of organisms present in different ecosystems. This can refer to genetic variation, ecosystem variation, or species varia...
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Polychotomy
Polychotomy (päl′i kät′ə mē; plural polychotomies) is a division or separation into many parts or classes which are static and not temporally dependent due to evolution. Polychotomy can be thought of ...
Biological evolution
Evolution is change in heritable traits of biological populations over successive generations. Evolutionary processes give rise to diversity at every level of biological organisation, including the le...
Biological evolution - Wikipedia
Organism Found That Could Rewrite Biology Textbooks
Mitochondria have been thought to be the "powerhouse" of the cell, but as it turns out, they may not be as essential as once thought.
New Snake Species With Pitch Black Eyes From The Andes Highlights Hidden Diversity
Extremely rare and hidden in the forests of the Andes, there are still new snake species left to find. This has recently been evidenced by the colubrid serpent, described for the first time in the pre...
Alpha diversity
The term alpha diversity (α-diversity) was introduced by R. H. Whittaker together with the terms beta diversity (β-diversity) and gamma diversity (γ-diversity). Whittaker's idea was that the total spe...
Fisher's fundamental theorem of natural selection
R. A. Fisher's so-called fundamental theorem of natural selection, although it uses some mathematical notation, is not a theorem in the mathematical sense, but an idea in population genetics which was...
Wildlife conservation
Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting wild plant and animal species and their habitats. Among the goals of wildlife conservation are to ensure that nature will be around for future gener...
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Arca-Net
Arca-Net is a European Ark-network of institutions that keep endangered livestock breeds or rare cultivated plants, making them known to the public. Arca-Net is designed for a broad public and in form...
Adult
Biologically, an adult is a human being or other organism that has reached sexual maturity. In human context, the term adult additionally has meanings associated with social and legal concepts. In con...
Mechanism (biology)
In the science of biology, a mechanism is a system of causally interacting parts and processes that produce one or more effects. Scientists explain phenomena by describing mechanisms that could produc...
Biodiversity hotspot
A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region with a significant reservoir of biodiversity that is under threat from humans.Norman Myers wrote about the concept in two articles in “The Environmenta...
Nunatak hypothesis
In biogeography, particularly phytogeography, the nunatak hypothesis about the origin of a biota in formerly glaciated areas is the idea that some or many species have survived the inhospitable period...
Species
The hierarchy of biological classification's eight major taxonomic ranks. A genus contains one or more species. Intermediate minor rankings are not shown.In biology, a species (abbreviated sp., with...
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