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Playing a parasite for science

Postdoctoral researcher Mikus Abolins-Abols peers into the nest of an American robin.

Publication Date: 28 August 2018


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In darters, male competition drives evolution of flashy fins and bodies

A new study of orangethroat darters reveals that the males’ ability to recognize their own and other species drives the evolution of their bright display colors.

Publication Date: 27 August 2018


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Pointy eggs more likely to stay put in birds’ cliffside nests

Pointiness pays off for the eggs of cliff-dwelling birds, a new study reveals.

Publication Date: 27 August 2018


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Genomic study ties insect evolution to the ability to detect airborne odors

A new study from Illinois entomology professor, Hugh Robertson, and colleagues at the University of California, Davis, reveals that all insects have odorant receptors that enable them to detect airborne chemicals.

Publication Date: 27 August 2018


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Entomologist receives $1 million grant to research the impact of pesticides on bees

Alexandra Harmon-Threatt will study neonicotinoids

Publication Date: 27 July 2018


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Should we worry about ticks this summer?

Check yourselves and your pets for ticks after spending time in wooded or grassy areas, says Illinois entomologist Brian Allan.

Publication Date: 17 July 2018


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In responding to predation risk, secondhand experience can be as good as new

A new animal biology study of stickleback fish by Illinois animal biologist Alison Bell (left) and former Illinois doctoral student Laura Stein (right) shows that individuals show the same molecular and developmental responses to their own versus their parent’s exposure to predators

Publication Date: 17 July 2018


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Professors Emeriti receive international awards

 

Publication Date: 17 July 2018


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Earth BioGenome Project aims to sequence genomes of 1.5 million species

The Earth BioGenome Project aims to sequence all eukaryotic species. This superkingdom of life includes all organisms except bacteria and archaea.

Publication Date: 25 April 2018


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Discoveries in the Garden by James B. Nardi

James B. Nardi's latest book is published by The University of Chicago Press.

Publication Date: 18 April 2018