What genes make domestic dogs friendlier than wolves?

My lab studies the genetic changes that promoted the domestication of dogs from wolves. We recently found a...

New bioactive peptides from skin of a colombian frog

The search for alternative antibiotics is on, due to widespread resistance to current antibiotics. We will use...

Drought Adaptation in a Threatened White Pine

Increasing drought conditions in the southwestern USA due to climate change will result in the most widespread...

Bio-Fluorescence on Coral Reefs as a Measure of Reef Health

Fluoroproteins are responsible for bio-fluorescence in nature and are commonly found in coral reefs. Coral reefs...

Birds eavesdrop on plant indirect defenses to locate insect preys

We all know that birds have a great vision, right? But what if they could also smell?! We demonstrated that...

Where are they hiding? Determining the abundance of rare Appalachian Salamanders

The Southern Appalachian Mountains are know as the "Salamander Capitol of the World." Salamander populations...

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