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a black wolf and a gray wolf follow a third gray wolf, whose head is tilted back to watch, as they trot through a snowy background, with light colored, barren trees in the background.
Black and Gray Wolf Pairings Stem Disease, Stabilize Population: Study
The black fur allele has fitness costs but also confers higher immunity against canine distemper virus, making mix-and-match mating key to population survival.
Black and Gray Wolf Pairings Stem Disease, Stabilize Population: Study
Black and Gray Wolf Pairings Stem Disease, Stabilize Population: Study

The black fur allele has fitness costs but also confers higher immunity against canine distemper virus, making mix-and-match mating key to population survival.

The black fur allele has fitness costs but also confers higher immunity against canine distemper virus, making mix-and-match mating key to population survival.

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Chromosomal Rearrangement Linked to Less Mobile Quail
Chloe Tenn | Dec 7, 2021 | 5 min read
The Scientist interviews evolutionary biologist Carles Vilà about how a large genomic inversion detected in common quail affects the birds’ physical characteristics and migratory behaviors.
Image of the Day: Stink Flirting
Amy Schleunes | Apr 17, 2020 | 1 min read
Male lemurs secrete aldehydes from their wrist glands that may make them more attractive to females during the breeding season.
Using Genetics and Genomics to Improve Food Security
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Pamela Ronald and Kan Wang will discuss how they enhance the yield and disease resistance of important crops.
Image of the Day: Are You My Mother?
Amy Schleunes | Mar 9, 2020 | 2 min read
The captive breeding program at the Vulture Conservation Foundation gives a bearded vulture chick the chance to live in the wild.
Famous Fox Domestication Experiment Challenged
Emily Makowski | Dec 4, 2019 | 2 min read
The tamed foxes, whose appearances changed with breeding, weren’t wild to begin with, say the authors of a new study.
Seven North Atlantic Right Whale Calves Spotted So Far This Year
Ashley Yeager | Mar 5, 2019 | 4 min read
The number of new babies is up from zero born last year, but scientists say the birth rate is still too low to sustain the population of endangered whales.
Image of the Day: Surprise!
Kerry Grens | Nov 21, 2018 | 1 min read
A 37-year-old simiang gibbon on birth control unexpectedly gave birth at the San Diego Zoo.
Washington State University Researchers Complain of Industry Influence
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2017 | 1 min read
Agriculture faculty members allege funding from industry organizations is tied to their employment status.
GM Calves Move to University
Kerry Grens | Dec 21, 2015 | 1 min read
The first two bulls genetically engineered to lack horns arrived at the University of California, Davis, for breeding.
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2015 | 3 min read
The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.
Like Breeds With Like
Jenny Rood | Apr 6, 2015 | 2 min read
Mice pairs with similar anxiety levels produce offspring more quickly than coupled animals with differing personalities, according to a recent study.
A New Breed
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014 | 4 min read
Genomics and advanced reproductive technologies have turned cattle breeding into a whole new animal.
Clone Wars
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2014 | 1 min read
Watch scenes from the 2013 World Dairy Expo, where KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET won the reserve championship while her clone took home the grand championship.
Hitting a Climate “Seal”-ing
Kate Yandell | Jul 23, 2014 | 3 min read
Due to the effects of climate change, female fur seals that successfully breed do so later in life and are more likely to have increased variability within their genomes.
Putting Up Resistance
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014 | 10+ min read
Will the public swallow science’s best solution to one of the most dangerous wheat pathogens on the planet?
Rusty Waves of Grain
Kerry Grens | May 31, 2014 | 1 min read
See how a ruinous fungus that attacks wheat wreaks its damage.
Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed
Kerry Grens | Oct 29, 2013 | 2 min read
New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.
Puppy Born from Frozen Embryo
Kate Yandell | Feb 6, 2013 | 2 min read
Developing assisted reproductive technologies may help endangered canids.
Opinion: Evolving CO2-Hungry Crops
Mark Howden and Lewis H. Ziska | Dec 4, 2012 | 2 min read
Breeding plants that can convert more carbon dioxide to food could help feed a growing population.
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