Close-up of a mouse looking at the camera.
Not-so-Mellow Yellow: Pregnant Mice’s Urine Stresses Out Males
An odorant found in the pee of pregnant mice—and in bananas—induces stress but also relieves pain in male mice, a study shows.
Not-so-Mellow Yellow: Pregnant Mice’s Urine Stresses Out Males
Not-so-Mellow Yellow: Pregnant Mice’s Urine Stresses Out Males

An odorant found in the pee of pregnant mice—and in bananas—induces stress but also relieves pain in male mice, a study shows.

An odorant found in the pee of pregnant mice—and in bananas—induces stress but also relieves pain in male mice, a study shows.

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rows of banana trees
Dreaded Banana-Infecting Fungus Spreads to Latin America
Shawna Williams | Aug 20, 2019
Researchers confirm TR4’s presence in Colombia, increasing concerns about the future of the industry.
Plant Scourges
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A sampling of some of the most devastating crop pathogens
Genome Digest
Hayley Dunning | Jul 11, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Banana Fungus Origin Revealed
Sabrina Richards | Mar 6, 2012
A fungal disease that is plaguing banana plants around the world originated in South East Asia.
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The Beginning of the End for Bananas?
Dan Koeppel | Jul 22, 2011
Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.