There are 21 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Animal biology".
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- 1. Gars and Stripes: Research 'flags' evolutionary ancestry of pigment patterns in zebrafish, spotted gar
MSU's Ingo Braasch was co-author on new research published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology and in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology that reveals the evolutionary link between fish and other vertebrate animals.
- 2. Looking beyond the breeding grounds
New research at MSU makes a strong case that the reasons for the decline of the eastern North American population of monarch butterflies go far beyond what’s happening on their wintering grounds near Mexico City.
- 3. $1.5M NSF grant to explore secrets of electric fish genome
Electric fish have been a model biology system since the 18th century. Their potential, though, has been mostly isolated to neurological studies. MSU researcher Jason Gallant has landed a $1.5 million NSF grant to develop a new type of model for biology could help scientists decode the function of genomes in their research.
- 4. Model explains barred owls' domination over northern spotted owls
Barred owls are moving into the Pacific Northwest and on northern spotted owl territories. A model developed at MSU shows how it’s happening and gives wildlife conservationists a valuable tool to help shape management policies.
- 5. Study of lion-hyena "food fights" sheds light on hyena fitness, social evolution
A new MSU study focusing on mobbing behavior in lion-hyena interactions by researchers in University Distinguished Professor Kay Holekamp's lab shows that, when it comes to battling for food, mobbing can be beneficial.
- 6. Researchers, farmers collaborate to prevent E. coli
A collaborative Michigan State University study researchers and farmers could lead to better prevention practices to limit dangerous E. coli bacteria transmissions.
- 7. The Texas butterfly effect
How can scientists better understand summer monarch butterfly populations in the Midwest? Check spring weather in Texas.
- 8. NSF grant will help decipher cells' electric properties
Michigan State University integrative biologist Jason Gallant will use a National Science Foundation grant to decipher the secrets of electric organs in fish and apply the insights to human electrically excitable tissue.
- 9. Antibiotic resistance genes increasing
Globally, antibiotic use and resistance is increasing, while the discovery of new antibiotics has nearly halted. In new MSU research, results show that this troubling trend is exacerbated by concentrated animal feeding operations where antibiotics are used continuously in feed.
- 10. New finding shows that males can drive creation of new species
Researchers at Michigan State University, with the help of some stickleback fish, have shown that intense competition among males most definitely has a big say in creating new species.
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