With legs that resemble flower petals, the Malaysian orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) blends in perfectly with its floral platforms, catching its insect prey off-guard.
By The Scientist Staff | December 13, 2012
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December 13, 2012
Is there contact genetric information transfer -from plant to mantis- that spurs this mimickry?
Random mutation seems a slow method to achieve this -and other creatures'- eerily exact imitation of their local environment.
By The Scientist Staff
A school of Tomtate Grunt (Haemulon aurolineatum) swims around red branched coral off the North Carolina coast.
By Jef Akst
Sex differences in processing pain; clue in flu vaccine–narcolepsy link found; early antibiotic use affects the gut microbiome; lizard sex determined by genes, then temperature
By Bob Grant
Researchers find that the potentially deadly virus uses cholesterol to gain access to cells.
And too few insights gleaned from them
Antibiotics given to infant mice may have long-term effects on the animals’ metabolism and gut microbiota.
Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.
Scientists uncover the neurons in the mouse brain responsible for linking the sight of a looming object to scared behavior.
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