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What does the koala genome tell us about the taste of eucalyptus?

Koalas have long captured people's hearts and minds thanks to their cuddly features and seemingly relaxed demeanor. Now, in a collaborative study by the Koala...

Deadly amphibian fungus has its origins in East Asia

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), known as chytrid fungus, has long been known to cause the decline and extinction of numerous species of frogs, toads, salamanders...

Genome sequencing reveals inbreeding in wolves

Researchers from Uppsala University and others have for the first time determined the full genetic consequences of intense inbreeding in a threatened species. The...

Saguaro and other towering cacti have a scrambled history

Visitors to Mexico and the U.S. Southwest can't help but stand in awe of the solitary and majestic saguaro, the towering clusters of the...