Nature reports

Publisher: Naturalis Biodiversity Center

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How do you get from a shrew’s tooth to the diversity of teeth seen in horses, humans and hippopotami? Computational models suggest that the evolution of such major transformations can be relatively easy and fast. ..

Continue reading 05 June 2021   2 jaar oud
Een zeepaardje, Hippocampus denise, die zich verschuilt tussen octokoralen

Seahorses worldwide are threatened with extinction as a result of their habitat being damaged. In addition, their iconic appearance makes them popular in international trade. A recent study revealed how this trade in seahorses has..

Continue reading 29 May 2021   2 jaar oud

A new study shows that the current rate of biodiversity decline in freshwater ecosystems outcompetes the extinction at the end of the Cretaceous, that killed the dinosaurs. Damage now being done in decades to centuries may take..

Continue reading 22 May 2021   2 jaar oud
De bladloze orchidee Gastodia elata is volledig mycoheterotroof

Orchids, ‘pandas of the plant world’, form unique interactions with mycorrhizal fungi. Large-scale ancestral state reconstructions and phylogenetic comparative models give new insights into the coevolution of physiological traits..

Continue reading 15 May 2021   2 jaar oud

Your lovely smile and the smiles of sharks have less to do with each other than previously thought. All kinds of aspects of jaws have all evolved independently and have been lost several times in the early evolution of jawed..

Continue reading 08 May 2021   2 jaar oud
mijnen adderwortelgaatjesmaker

Snake-root is host for rare butterflies and moths, especially in nutrient poor wet grasslands and heathlands in central European mountains. While a lot is known about distribution and biology of violet copper and ocellate bog..

Continue reading 30 April 2021   2 jaar oud
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The pygmy hog is the world's smallest and most threatened pig species. It occurs in only a small area in India, hidden between tall grasses. A breeding programme, as well as scientific research conducted, provide insights into how..

Continue reading 29 April 2021   2 jaar oud
Latex handschoen waarin baars gevangen was geraakt in Leidse grachten

The face masks and gloves designed to protect us are, in fact, dangerous for the animals around us. Scientists from Leiden warn that throughout the world, on land and in the water, animals are ingesting corona waste, or getting..

Continue reading 27 March 2021   2 jaar oud
Een mannetjes balkankamsalamander lead

Natural selection usually purges lethal, genetic mutations within the DNA as much as possible. However, occasionally an error occurs in nature that can cause species to become stuck with deadly mutations. Newts belonging to the..

Continue reading 20 March 2021   2 jaar oud
De juffer Mesopodagrion tibetanum komt alleen voor in de bergen van zuidoost Azië en is een van de slechts twee soorten van de familie Mesopodagrionidae.

A large-scale international study has resulted in a better understanding of the origin of six thousand species of dragonflies and damselflies on earth and of their relationship to each other. Scientists, including researchers from..

Continue reading 13 March 2021   2 jaar oud