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|Gene hunt is on for drought resistance|
Researchers are speeding up their search for genes that control drought tolerance in a bid to develop hardy strains of wheat and barley, an Australian conference has heard.
|Gene study blows whaling out of the water|
Whale populations may have been 10 times larger than suspected before commercial fishing began, genetic studies have found - frustrating nations hoping to lift a 17-year ban on hunting the large marine mammals.
|Gene tests: too unreliable for insurance?|
The use of genetic tests by insurance companies has been sanctioned by an Australian government inquiry - despite widespread belief among genetics experts that the science behind the tests is too uncertain...
|Genes can explain convergent evolution|
Convergent evolution - the explanation for different species evolving common solutions to the same problems, even though they have distinctly different ancestors - has been found to result from just a handful of genes...
|Giant kelp forests under threat|
"Forests" of giant kelp off the coast of Australia are at risk of extinction due to a major change to coastal ecosystems, according to a leaked report.
|Giant mammals cause prehistory rethink|
Two of the world's lost prehistoric giants, a rhino-sized Australian marsupial and a buffalo-sized South American rodent, were the largest known mammals of their kind and much larger than previously thought, according to two new studies.
|Giant spiders, prickly sharks found off NZ|
A giant sea spider the size of a dinner plate and armoured shrimps are just some of the new species discovered by a marine expedition in deep water north-west of New Zealand.
|Global warming good news for some bird species|
Birds that migrate over short distances appear to be benefiting from global warming, but it is at the expense of long distance migrant bird species, Swedish research has found.
|Global warming threatens alpine plants|
Melting glaciers are spectacular indicators of climate change, but when it comes to biodiversity in the Alps, scientists are more concerned about the fate of fragile mosses and flowers.
|Gorillas make a splash|
Male gorillas in lowland Africa have an unusual and possibly unique way of intimidating their sexual rivals - they perform an elaborate water splashing display.
|Gray Squirrels' Faulty Memories Help Forests-Study|
Gray squirrels' faulty memories turn out to be good for forests, but the nut-hoarding habits of their red cousins are not, U.S. scientists said on Tuesday.