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Baitshop Survey Report 2008: With a focus on the supply and demand for bait-worms in South Australia
Recreational fishing is an increasingly popular hobby both locally and globally. This rise in popularity has increased the global demand for bait and has resulted in a higher demand for bait-worms than can be supplied. ...
Social complexity in bees is not sufficient to explain lack of reversions to solitary living over long time scales
(BioMed Central - http://www.biomedcentral.com, 2007-12-21)
Background The major lineages of eusocial insects, the ants, termites, stingless bees, honeybees and vespid wasps, all have ancient origins (≥ 65 mya) with no reversions to solitary behaviour. This has prompted the notion ...
Distinct migratory and non-migratory ecotypes of an endemic New Zealand eleotrid (Gobiomorphus cotidianus) – implications for incipient speciation in island freshwater fish species
(BioMed Central - http://www.biomedcentral.com, 2008-02-14)
Background Many postglacial lakes contain fish species with distinct ecomorphs. Similar evolutionary scenarios might be acting on evolutionarily young fish communities in lakes of remote islands. One process that drives ...
Host-driven diversification of gall-inducing Acacia thrips and the aridification of Australia
(BioMed Central - http://www.biomedcentral.com, 2007-01-26)
Background Insects that feed on plants contribute greatly to the generation of biodiversity. Hypotheses explaining rate increases in phytophagous insect diversification and mechanisms driving speciation in such specialists ...
Ascorbate metabolism and the developmental demand for tartaric and oxalic acids in ripening grape berries
(BioMed Central Ltd., 2009)
We demonstrate strong developmental regulation of ascorbic acid (Asc) biosynthetic, recycling and catabolic genes in grape berries. Integration of the transcript, radiotracer and metabolite data demonstrates that Asc and ...
Collecting, archiving and processing DNA from wildlife samples using FTA® databasing paper
(BioMed Central - http://www.biomedcentral.com, 2004-04-08)
Background Methods involving the analysis of nucleic acids have become widespread in the fields of traditional biology and ecology, however the storage and transport of samples collected in the field to the laboratory in ...