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Australian wheat shows resistance to devastating disease

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have shown how Australian wheat crops would cope if a destructive disease that’s yet to hit our shores ever made it into the country.

19 Sep 2019

Wilderness areas halve the extinction risk of terrestrial biodiversity

Wilderness areas clearly act as a buffer against extinction risk, the risk of species loss is over twice as high for biological communities found outside wilderness areas.

18 Sep 2019 Nature

These pink sea urchins have teeth that sharpen themselves

Sea urchins have five teeth, each held by a separate jaw in a circular arrangement at the center of their spiked, spherical bodies.

18 Sep 2019 Matter

March of the multiple penguin genomes

The Penguin Genome Consortium sequences all living penguin species genomes to understand the evolution of life on the ice.

17 Sep 2019 GigaScience

Scientists identify previously unknown ‘hybrid zone’ between hummingbird species

A hybrid zone is an area where the ranges of two closely related species overlap and interbreed with one another.

17 Sep 2019 The Auk: Ornithological Advances

New species of giant salamander is world’s biggest amphibian

74-year-old museum specimen, which once lived at ZSL London Zoo, identified as a new species of giant salamander and probably the world's biggest amphibian.

16 Sep 2019 Ecology and Evolution

Adaptation to agricultural environments via crop mimicry

This paper only opens the Pandora’s box of crop mimicry.

16 Sep 2019 Nature Ecology & Evolution

Hope for coral recovery may depend on good parenting

USC scientists discover coral equip their offspring with beneficial algae colonies to help them cope with rising ocean temperatures.

16 Sep 2019 Scientific Reports

Why is Earth so biologically diverse? Mountains hold the answer

Uniquely heterogeneous mountain climates likely play a key role in generating and maintaining high diversity.

12 Sep 2019 Science

‘Smart plants’ and water use research win prestigious ARC Fellowships

The Australian National University (ANU) has been awarded two Australian Laureate Fellowships from the Australian Research Council (ARC), including a project using synthetic biology to generate ‘smart plants’.

12 Sep 2019

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