Gee Research Blog
The Transcriptional Profile of A ‘Wingman’
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:25:48 +0000
In many species, males have special adaptations to attract females. From antlers to stalk-eyes, to bright plumage and beards, males across the animal kingdom work hard to look attractive to the opposite sex. In some species, looking good isn’t enough, though. Male wild turkeys need a less attractive ‘wingman’ to help him attract a woman. [...]Read more...
Damage and Fidelity: The Role of the Female Germline in mtDNA Inheritance
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:13:12 +0000
Billions of years ago, one single-celled organism engulfed another, beginning a symbiotic interaction that would change live on Earth forever. The mitochondria are what remains of this symbiotic event, and are responsible for producing energy in all eukaryotic cells. Derived from a free-living organism, they carry their own genes, but these genes are at risk [...]Read more...
Size Matters: Why Reduced Sexual Ornaments are Rarely Seen
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:42:06 +0000
Across the animal kingdom, males have evolved fancy physical ornaments, songs and courtship rituals, all in an attempt to attract the opposite sex. Most of the male ornaments and sexually-selected traits biologists tend to study are large, elaborate and flamboyant. But mathematical models predict that sexual selection is just as likely to make an ornament [...]Read more...
GEE Science Uncovered
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:44:05 +0000
On Friday 27th September, scientists in 300 cities across Europe got together with the public for a variety of activities and events to celebrate European Researcher’s Night 2013. In London, the Natural History Museum kept their doors open late for ‘Science Uncovered’ – an evening of special exhibitions, stalls and activities, engaging the public with [...]Read more...
Award-Winning Bat Conservation
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:47:20 +0000
This year’s Vincent Weir Scientific award for bat conservation biology has been awarded to GEE’s Charlotte Walters for her PhD work on the iBatsID tool. The Vincent Weir Scientific Award is an annual award given to a UK-based student for their outstanding contribution to the conservation biology of Bats. It is awarded by the Bat [...]Read more...
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