genetic diversity

Penguins rally from brink of extinction


February 27th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 27 (IANS) King penguin colonies have rallied from the brink of extinction and are well on the way to recovery thanks to recent conservation efforts, a study reveals. ... Read more...

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Ancient rice gene could protect crop from global warming


January 5th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) An ancient rice gene can save food crops from the devastating effects of global warming, reveals a study.The genetic diversity found by scientists is seen as ... Read more...

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Eggshells reveal birds’ evolutionary secrets


January 4th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) Molecules from eggshells of endangered and extinct birds can tell behaviour and evolutionary history of Australian feathered fauna, reveals a study.James Haile from Murdoch University, who ... Read more...

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Tracking evolution of deadly fungus which is one of world’s major killers


May 4th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new research has shed light on the origins of a fungal infection, which is one of the major causes of death from AIDS-related illnesses.The study funded by ... Read more...

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Human language may have originated in Africa


April 15th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Wondering where did humanity utter its first words? Sub-Saharan Africa.A new linguistic analysis attempted to rewrite the story of Babel by borrowing from the methods of genetic analysis ... Read more...

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Pollution forms an invisible barrier for marine life


March 11th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Rapidly growing human populations near the ocean are massively altering coastal water ecosystems, according to a new study.One of the most extensive human stressors is the discharge of ... Read more...

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Modern humans ‘originated from southern Africa’


March 9th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): An extensive genetic study has suggested that modern humans may have generated out of southern Africa.According to the researchers, the hunter-gatherer populations in the region had the greatest ... Read more...

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Study suggests roadmap to tackle disease wiping out hibernating bats


February 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Conservationists have sketched out a roadmap to tackle a disease that is threatening to wipe out hibernating bats all over North America.The White-Nose Syndrome, which has killed over ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh favours a second home for Asiatic lion


January 28th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Junagadh, Jan 27 (IANS) Union Forest and Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday again pressed for a second home for the Asiatic lion to obviate fears of an epidemic wiping out this carnivore.Ramesh, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps


January 27th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Although orangutans and humans are more distantly related, some regions of our genomes are more alike than those of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, suggests a new ... Read more...

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Grapes were domesticated 8,000 years ago finds genetics study


January 20th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A genetics study has found that people first cultivated grapes about 8,000 years ago.A team led by Sean Myles of Cornell, looked at 1,000 samples of the domesticated ... Read more...

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Now, a simple DNA test that helps trace your lineage!


November 18th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): You may not need to pore over those ancient albums and family trees to find out who your ancestors were, for a new DNA test that reveals a ... Read more...

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Plants that reproduce asexually prone to earlier extinction


November 9th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study claimed that plants that can pollinate themselves are vulnerable to extinction.The research believes that short-term perks of being able reproduce alone comes with a long-term ... Read more...

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Organic farms have higher quality fruit, better soil


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): Compared to the conventional farms, organic ones produce more flavourful and nutritious strawberries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse, says a new study."Our findings have ... Read more...

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Panda still endangered despite baby boom


September 3rd, 2010 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) China's giant pandas remain still an endangered species despite the birth of 23 cubs in zoos across the country in the past two months, panda researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ashkenazi Jewish population more diverse than people of European descent


August 27th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): After conducting a genomic analysis, researchers have shown that the Ashkenazi Jewish population is genetically more diverse than people of European descent, despite previous assumptions that Ashkenazi Jews ... Read more...

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Genetic variant linked to TB susceptibility in Africans identified


August 9th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Using a technique known as a genome-wide association (GWA) study, scientists have identified a genetic variant which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations.This is the ... Read more...

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Chinese experts release world’s first oyster genome map


August 4th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Chinese scientists have drawn the world's first genome sequence map of oysters, opening new possibilities for increasing oyster production and development of industrial materials. The map was also the ... Read more...

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Birds may boost offspring’s survival through infidelity


July 28th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A 10-year study has revealed that female birds may increase their offspring's survival through infidelity.The University of East Anglia study has shown that the extra-pair fertilisations can result ... Read more...

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Malaria accompanied humans moving out of Africa


June 28th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Malaria accompanied the modern man as he moved out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, according to a new study.An international team of researchers used DNA sequencing to ... Read more...

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Malaria as ancient as humanity, says study


June 18th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) Malaria, the scourge of mankind, is as ancient as humanity itself and tens of thousands of years older than previously thought. An international team, led by Imperial ... Read more...

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Malaria threat as old as humanity


June 18th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new research, which found that malaria is several thousand years older than previously thought, could help develop new strategies to control the disease.Scientists at Imperial College London ... Read more...

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New study highlights jumping genes’ genetic diversity role


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Jumping genes provide extensive 'raw material' for evolution, an American study has shown.Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that any two peoples' genomes differ ... Read more...

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Fossils indicate that Humans and Neanderthals inter-bred with each other


May 7th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New study suggests that humans and Neanderthals may have interbred some time in history, before the eventual extinction of the Neanderthals. The Neanderthals existed on ... Read more...

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Biotechnology should not harm bio-diversity: Ramesh


April 19th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Biotechnology is an "important tool" for ensuring food security but it should be ensured that it does not adversely impact human and animal health and the bio-diversity, ... Read more...

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Exploring enigmatic coneflower’s origins may help treat human ailments


March 6th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A scientist is helping to sort through the jumbled origins of Echinacea, the coneflower known for its blossoms, which has the potential for treating infections, inflammation, and other ... Read more...

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Women of greater genetic diversity have more sex partners


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 5 (ANI): Women of greater genetic diversity have more sexual partners, concludes a new study.After showing a series of genes linked to the immune system, Western Australia researchers say it ... Read more...

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Most European males descend from farmers who migrated from the Near East 10,000 yrs ago


January 20th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 20 (ANI): A new study from the University of Leicester, UK, has found that most men in Europe descend from the first farmers who migrated from the Near East 10,000 ... Read more...

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Most European men are descended from ancient farmers: Study


January 20th, 2010 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A new study has found that most men in Europe descended from the first farmers who migrated from the Near East 10,000 years ago. The findings, by the ... Read more...

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Antarctic minke whales not increased due to hunting of other larger whales


January 18th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 18 (ANI): A new genetic analysis of Antarctic minke whales has concluded that population of these smaller baleen whales have not increased as a result of the intensive hunting of ... Read more...

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Orissa scientists want more studies on BT Brinjal


January 16th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) Scientists in Orissa Saturday overwhelmingly demanded extensive studies before BT Brinjal is introduced in the state. Participating in a consultation organised by the union environment ministry in Bhubaneswar, ... Read more...

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11 goals for India in International Year of Biodiversity


January 4th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India has 2.4 percent of the world's land area but 7-8 percent of its plant and animal species, making it one of the 16 "megadiverse" countries. In ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mosquitoes ’sing’ in harmony to identify sex partner


January 1st, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Male and female mosquitoes, responsible for malarial deaths, "sing" in perfect harmony to identify the right kind of partner and begin their sex life. Those tones are produced ... Read more...

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Why do some birds listen rather than look for mates?


December 28th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Seeing is believing, but certain bird species have figured out that bird songs can tell them what they need to know to find the right mate. Andrew DeWoody, associate ... Read more...

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Researchers map ‘dinosaur tree’ genome


December 22nd, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 22 (IANS) Researchers have sequenced the chloroplast DNA of the ancient Wollemi Pine, known as the 'dinosaur' of the tree kingdom, which survived 200 million years of shifting continents and ... Read more...

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