sexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction has genetic advantages


April 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Courtship rituals can be a full-time activity, demanding time and effort, but now scientists have discovered why it might be worth it. Animals and plants which ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sex promotes seagrass which acts as carbon sink


January 17th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Sex promotes greater growth of seagrass, a vegetation that doubles as a huge carbon sink and shelters marine species, reveals a study.Seagrass meadows grew predominately via ... Read more...

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Loch fossils show how photosynthesis, sexual reproduction started


April 14th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered fossils from remote lochs along the west coast of Scotland that help to explain how photosynthesis and sexual reproduction were made possible.A team of scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How missing molecule distorts path of crucial sex hormones


November 30th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new research suggests that a hormone responsible for the onset of puberty can end up stuck in the wrong part of the body if the nerve pathways ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny molecules that protect from dangers of sex identified


November 15th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene-silencing pathway that protects fungal genome from mutations imposed by a partner during mating.Pathogenic fungi have been found to protect themselves against unwanted genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Variety ‘may be the catalyst behind sexual evolution’


October 14th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Variety may well be the spice of sexual evolution that encourages a move away from asexual reproduction, according to a study from the University of Toronto in Ontario, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yeast cells decide whether to have sex with each other within 2mins of meeting


April 19th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Yeast cells can decide to mate within two minutes of meeting each other, a new research has found.According to one of the authors of the study, from Imperial ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why sex with partner is always a good idea


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Plants and animals, that have sex with a partner rather than doing it alone via self-fertilization, give their offspring a better chance for longer lives, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fungal pathogen inside us can be bisexual


August 13th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Candida albicans, the most common human fungal pathogen, can be bisexual too, according to the latest research. Brown University (BU) researchers have determined that Candida albicans pursues both ... Read more...

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Caribbean’s marine species survived extinction by having sex


July 29th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Fossil records of organisms in the Caribbean Sea show that if a species could shift from clonal to sexual reproduction, it can survive extinction, which suggests that environmental ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Love’ enables plants to defend themselves better


July 14th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Why do some plants defend themselves from insect attacks better than others? New evidence suggests that the difference might be because they're - or are not - ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Plants produced sexually better genetically equipped to defend against insects


July 14th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has discovered that plants born from sexual reproduction are better genetically equipped to defend against insects.The research, by scientists from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weird sex, secret of bacterial resistance to antibiotics


July 6th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Thanks to their weird sex life, disease-causing bacteria are developing resistance to antibiotics, says a new study. According to William Hanage, study co-author from Imperial College, London (ICL): "Bacteria ... Read more...

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Yeast can undergo sexual reproduction despite missing sex genes


May 25th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center have found that an emerging form of the pathogenic yeast Candida can complete a full sexual cycle in a test tube, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Giant trilobites mated in groups and used their numbers for protection


May 9th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): The discovery of giant trilobites in northern Portugal reveals the once ubiquitous marine creature mated in groups and used its numbers for protection.Trilobites once roamed the sea floor, ... Read more...

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Leishmania parasites undergo sexual reproduction in sand flies


April 10th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): In a landmark discovery, scientists have found that the parasites responsible for leishmaniasis does reproduce sexually, and that they do it inside sand flies - a natural vector ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Switch that turns on X chromosome matchmaking discovered


December 27th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered the switch that pulls together X chromosomes in female cells at a crucial stage of embryo development. The discovery could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biologists reaffirm that evolution cannot reverse itself


December 27th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): Biologists have reaffirmed a century-old law that said evolution cannot reverse itself.The law, which was put forward by 19th century Belgian paleontologist Louis Dollo, argued that once ... Read more...

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Tiny fungi sexually reproduce while infecting humans


October 31st, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Scientists have found that tiny fungus, called microsporidia, that causes chronic diarrhea in AIDS patients, organ transplant recipients and travellers, is a member of the family of ... Read more...

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Scientists block malarial parasite transmission in animal tests


June 10th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 10 (ANI): While performing animal tests, scientists have been able to prevent the malaria parasites from forming in mosquitoes by disrupting the potassium channel of the malaria parasite, ... Read more...

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375 million-year-old fossil of ‘mother fish’ discovered


May 29th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 29 (IANS) A Museum Victoria team announced its latest and the most remarkable find Thursday -- a 375 million-year-old fossil of placoderm fish with intact embryo and mineralised umbilical cord. ... Read more...

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Bread mould may harbour secrets of eliminating disease-causing genes


May 9th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A new study from University of Missouri has shed light on how bread mould can play a vital role in eliminating disease-causing genes, by identifying a mechanism ... Read more...

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Bread mold may help eliminate disease-causing genes


May 9th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A new study from University of Missouri has revealed that bread mold may play a vital role in eliminating disease-causing genes.Lead researcher Patrick Shiu, assistant professor ... Read more...

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Algaes sex life could help develop malaria vaccine


April 21st, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by admin
London, April 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a potential target for the development of a malaria vaccine that might protect against the infection.They ... Read more...

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Discovery about fertilization may pave way for malaria vaccine


March 26th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre have discovered a reproductive mechanism of the organism responsible for malaria, a finding that may harbour the possibility of developing new ... Read more...

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Nature may be the generic result of evolution in a changing environment


November 14th, 2007 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Ever wondered what the fundamental creative force behind life on Earth is? Well, it seems that the new study has the answer, for it has revealed that changing ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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