Male honeybees protect their queens from a sexually transmitted disease

Male honeybees protect their queens from a sexually transmitted disease Nitesh | 29/01/2015   Male honeybees protect their queens from a sexually transmitted disease (STD) by fortifying their seminal fluid with antimicrobial protein and small molecules, according to a study published this week Continue reading Male honeybees protect their queens from a sexually transmitted disease

Were cats domesticated more than once?

Were cats domesticated more than once? Nitesh | 2015/01/02 The rise of cats may have been inevitable. That’s one intriguing interpretation of a new study, which finds that early Chinese farmers may have domesticated wild felines known as leopard cats more than 5000 years ago. If true, this would indicate that cats were domesticated more than once—in China, and 5000 years earlier in the Middle … Continue reading Were cats domesticated more than once?

Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years if humans keep up extinctions, reveals a study

Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years if humans keep up extinctions, reveals a study The domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years, if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future, according to a study. Researchers led by The University of New Mexico in the US demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, a … Continue reading Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years if humans keep up extinctions, reveals a study

How Plants Protect Themselves Against Diseases?

How Plants Protect Themselves Against Diseases? We all know that plants are sedentary and cannot ‘run away’ from adversary caused by both biotic (living organisms such as bacteria, fungi, virus, nematodes) or abiotic (environmental such as moisture or nutrient deficit, temperature, drought, salinity or alkalinity in soil, pollution etc) stresses.  They have to stand up to the challenges and face them either by countering them … Continue reading How Plants Protect Themselves Against Diseases?