Researchers Reveal How Electric Fish Evolved Their Shocking Skills Independently at Six Different Times
AUSTIN, Texas — New research demonstrates that the six electric fish lineages, all of which evolved independently, used essentially the same genes and developmental and cellular pathways to make an electricity-generating organ for defense, predation, navigation and communication.
Marine scientists have answered a basic question about red drum fish and their eggs that may eventually help save the state of Texas a lot of money in hatcheries management and make fish farming more environmentally friendly.
The discovery could someday lead to the development of new camouflage materials for use in the ocean.
The ecologically dominant crazy ants are reducing diversity and abundance across a range of ant and arthropod species.
Infected zebra were left where they died but protected by electrified cage exclosures.
The Longhorn's history traces back through Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to the New World and the Moorish invasion of Spain.
Researchers cut and pasted a series of HIV-resistant genes into T cells, specialized immune cells targeted by the virus.
Chagas disease, a tropical parasitic disease that can lead to life-threatening heart and digestive disorders, may be more widespread in Texas than previously thought, according to research from The University of Texas at Austin.
Current and proposed border fences pose significant threats to wildlife populations, with those animals living in border regions along the Texas Gulf and California coasts showing some of the greatest vulnerability, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows.
Texas leafcutter ants farm crops of fungus that evolved cold tolerance to Texas winters, just as northern farmers cultivate cold weather crops, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin show in a new paper published in the journal PNAS Early Edition.