News file for: Nature
A genetic analysis has revealed that the enzymes required to decompose plant material are distributed across fungi, termites and their gut bacteria.
Researchers have deciphered the genetic mechanism of a species of small fly that is invulnerable to harsh conditions such as drought.
The genome of the Damaraland mole rat provides an insight into the adaptations required for life underground.
Scientists have unraveled the mystery of how hummingbirds detect sugars without sweet-taste receptors—they use modified savory receptors instead.
Study shows that birds prefer red and black over other fruit colors, suggesting that bird preferences may have influenced fruit color evolution.
A study shows that pelicans are particularly susceptible to fishing tackle injuries, forming 59 percent of all birds injured.
The CANAPE model unites genetic and spatial information, providing a more comprehensive understanding of biodiversity.
A genetic analysis reveals that a commonly caught eel-tailed catfish is actually a distinct new species.
Climate change-driven overgrazing of kelp and seagrass in Japanese waters has already led to the collapse of abalone fisheries.
Kangaroo tails are surprisingly powerful, providing as much force as their front and hind legs combined, study shows.