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Captive breeding for thousands of years has impaired olfactory functions in silkmoths

Captive breeding for thousands of years has impaired olfactory functions in silkmoths

Domesticated silkmoths Bombyx mori have a much more limited perception of environmental odours compared to their wild relatives. A new study on silkmoths revealed that the insects’ ability to perceive environmental odours has been reduced after about 5000 years of domestication by humans. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, […]

Corals surviving ocean’s pollution

Corals surviving ocean’s pollution

Unlike other marine species, the corals are still capable of adapting under current circumstances of sea acidification, reveled by researchers at the Center of Biological Research of the Northeast (Cibnor). «The first models indicated that the coral reefs would disappear midcentury, but our study reveals that corals are adapting to the ocean’s acidification that has […]