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The Golgi apparatus is a striking and fundamentally important organelle within eukaryotic cells, whose evolutionary origins are not fully understood. Research published today in BMC Biology helps uncover how the ancient Golgi may have formed and gained its important, stacked “pancake” structure.
It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of industries from Biology and Life Sciences, Genetics, Science Books Markets. ... which the critical questions are actually being studied, indicate some important areas for future research, and build bridges across traditional professional and taxonomic boundaries.

If you are committed to your idea of using taxonomy for this purpose, you might consider the taxonomic classes that best exemplify hardiness and adaptability. People might ... In many ways the whale is an especially dumb creature: It breathes a whole different medium from the one it lives in. Its life is like if ...
One of the first scientists to explore life's history with data was the 19th-century German paleontologist Heinrich Georg Bronn. ... These depict changes in the diversity of a higher taxonomic unit (say, a family) as a line whose thickness varies depending on the number of species or genera it contains at a ...
Taxonomic vandalism is a term coined to describe a situation when the system for scientifically naming flora and fauna is subverted for personal benefit or other purposes. Ideally ... The system in use today is called the binomial system, comprising a genus and a species name for each life form. Carolus ...
Monday, 12th February 2018 is Darwin Day, so-called in commemoration of the birth of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin, in 1809. The day ... taxonomically valid, as Darwin believed, or does it better suit a hierarchical structure as part of a biological organisation, rather than taxonomic rank?

During that period, it has remained under the cover of a taxonomic confusion, while going by a name shared with another species that feeds on common ... dogwood, A. petryi, does not differ only in its DNA barcode, but also in characters of the larva, genitalia and life history," explains Erik van Nieukerken.
Taxonomic vandalism isn't a new problem. “Decisions about how to partition life are as much a concern of politics and ethics as of biology,” two Australian biologists wrote in a June editorial in the journal Nature on how taxonomy's lack of oversight threatens conservation. They argued that the field needs a ...
“This study verifies observations that have been circulating in the scientific community and popular reports for years," said lead author Eric Post, a polar ecologist in the UC Davis Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology. "Yes, spring is arriving earlier, and the Arctic is experiencing greater ...
Dolphin mouths house 'dark matter of the biological world' ... A phylum is a broad taxonomic rank that groups together organisms that share ... A large, comparative study is underway to investigate how adaptation to life in the sea ... for the health of the sea, and the more we can understand their biology, the ...
A grant allowed students to "live a day in the life of a marine biologist. ... Students went back to the lab and learned about taxonomic keys, marine food .... A former student is studying wildlife biology at Evergreen, and two are ...
... efforts to digitize collections, recent reductions in curators with taxonomic ... becomes part of a collection, it begins its life as a representative.
The biological species concept has drawbacks, to put it gently, for coping with much of the variety and oddness of life. .... concepts, says Richard Richards, a philosopher of biology at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. ... “We united the taxonomic community — unfortunately against us,” he says.
University Biology Professor Aaron Bauer, Ph.D. was part of an international ... reviews of other animal groups to create one comprehensive “atlas of life. ... and his taxonomic specialty is lizards, especially geckos and skinks.
... ecology & evolutionary biology and a senior scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey, ... biodiversity studies that focus on one taxonomic group or ecosystem. ... First, life cycles of many pathogens depend on moisture, and ...
An initiative of the Center for Biological Diversity ... MaxPixel We are entering a new age of discovery in biology with ... Although he knew that grainy photographs were insufficient taxonomic evidence in the long term, Scott argued ... and bush in search of new forms of life, there is no reason why the same ...
They are not –spiders belong to the taxonomic order Arachnida and are thus ... the world, there are several species of spider that pose a threat to human life. ... In this respect they can also be used as biological indicators with ...

But for most of the history of biology, it's not the kind of thing anyone would ever have asked. ... mathematics and physics to discuss global questions of biological growth and form. ... It's particularly big on aquatic life—from plankton to fish. .... larynx, or the correct taxonomic placement of a duck-like dinosaur.
... as Homer dubs them, mankind loses and is forced to live a life on the sea. ... largest nervous systems of any taxonomic group, and rank highly on every ... are equipped with what is essentially biological sonar, echolocation, ...
mystery fungus September 28, 2017 sample of “mystery” fungus and found its home in the fungal tree of life. Researchers at Los Alamos ...
In a step toward bridging the gap between fungal taxonomy and ... value of using environmental sequencing to guide taxonomic and ecological discovery. ... matter fungi” that populate unknown regions of the fungal tree of life. ... Los Alamos National Laboratory conducts a wide range of biological research ...
Some taxonomic journals are designed to be read by other systematists who already know the “why” behind the paper no matter what taxon or ...
The fungus's exact placement among the taxonomic order was unknown …more ... one of many "dark matter fungi" that populate unknown regions of the fungal tree of life. ... Los Alamos National Laboratory conducts a wide range of biological research efforts as part of its ... More from Biology and Medical ...
Crucially, there is no global oversight of taxonomic decisions ... favour the more conservative biological species concept — the idea that true species .... to partition life are as much a concern of politics and ethics as of biology.
Biological taxonomy has incorporated novelty into its codified systems. ... Or recall the tree of life diagram that Charles Darwin hastily sketched ... question, where might a synthetic microbe fit into such biological taxonomies?
... collection and poor taxonomic classification,” concluded the report prepared for the .... The specific impact of seabed mining on deep-sea marine life, ... and the complexity of the biological communities concerned and their ...
... about deep-sea biology, limiting the ability to craft effective management ... But the last review of knowledge of deep-sea life was 20 years ago, according to Taylor. ... climate change erode deep-sea biological diversity before the gaps in ... governments can more easily target geographical, taxonomic and ...
Like a library's Dewey Decimal system for books, this biological ... Taxonomic vandals, as they're referred to within the field, are those who name scores of ... life are as much a concern of politics and ethics as of biology,” two ...
The 'Pie of Life' (or the taxonomic groups that contain the most species) ... estimate on biodiversity issued by The Quarterly Review of Biology.
... observational study of barnacles to hone his taxonomic skills, the experiments in ... In spite of the mysterious illness that plagued his life after he returned ... Darwin harnessed complex mathematics, comparative biology and ...
A recent study, published in the journal Conservation Biology, reveals that ... interest- for eight different taxonomic groups: vascular plants, bryophytes, birds, ... area and that which receives the most funding from LIFE projects.
We regularly gain or lose species on our life lists as former species are ... Ultimately, the size of the genus or other taxonomic group is not ... Herb Wilson teaches ornithology and other biology courses at Colby College.
Although most people don't usually think of insects as animals, taxonomic definition indicates they are: Class Insecta is ... From a biological perspective, it's easy to view insects as the most successful life form on earth, and it's ...
... a greater awareness of the vastness and complexity of life still waiting to be discovered. ... a taxonomic inventory of animal species so far known in the Republic. ... by the greater precision of molecular biology and genomics.
... Dr. Ishan Agarwal from the Department of Biology, Villanova University, USA, who ... Usually, this implies that a taxonomic revision of the group is also pending”, ... Bangalore, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, Tata Institute of ... Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum (BMNH), London.
... professors of plant pathology and environmental biology in Penn State's ... questions about Fusarium are not able to get satisfying taxonomic answers.” ... biological diversity, such as Encyclopedia of Life and Wikipedia.
We are entering a new age of discovery in biology with descriptions of ... photographs were insufficient taxonomic evidence in the long term, Scott ... tree and bush in search of new forms of life, there is no reason why the same ...
... live drastically different lives, the biology and behavior of the two snakes .... but Means said the taxonomic work by Kenneth Krysko that went ...
Three new 'club-tailed' scorpions join the tree of life ... to fill in those taxonomic gaps and care for vitally important museum collections—often referred to as ... Biology enthusiasts (and scorpion fans) stay tuned for open spots in 2018. .... Scientists solve longstanding biological mystery of DNA organization.
Requests for consideration of thorny taxonomic problems are accepted by the ... Unfortunately, many of us lose a species on our life list. ... Herb Wilson teaches ornithology and other biology courses at Colby College.
But if the same species lives in a warm, dry region, its leaves are ... The results were posted on June 20 to bioRxiv, a server that hosts biology preprints. ... to look for taxonomic and geographic relationships between species.
They are: 1. the number of species (taxonomic); 2. functional diversity (traits); ... In an important step toward ambitious goals, this work provides the first biological map of priority areas that ... of the mammalian tree of life and compromise the provision of ecosystem service." ... More from Biology and Medical ...
In this context, combining indicators on functional, phylogenic and taxonomic diversity is a methodological tool that helps predicting differential ...
Biological taxonomy has incorporated novelty into its codified systems. ... Or recall the tree of life diagram that Charles Darwin hastily sketched ... question, where might a synthetic microbe fit into such biological taxonomies?
University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences expert ... and used interchangeably to treat saw-scaled vipers' bites, and that lives might be lost. ... taxonomic ranges of antivenom efficacies, Toxicology Letters (2017).
As sea ice continues to disappear, scientists are rushing to gather data on Arctic taxa. How should the collected plant and animal specimens be ...
The 'Pie of Life' (or the taxonomic groups that contain the most species) ... estimate on biodiversity issued by The Quarterly Review of Biology.
Ramos, who was an NC State alumnus and biology professor at the ... “The Auchenorrhyncha … is one of the strongest taxonomic groups in ...
Some important steps taken by the Government for preservation of biodiversity and resources inter alia include: survey, inventorization, taxonomic validation and threat assessment of floral and faunal resources; assessment of the forest cover to ...
"Understanding the similarities and differences between biotic (pertaining to life) responses to the PETM and these other smaller hyperthermals is important for determining what kinds of biological responses might be typical for rapid global warming ...


 

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