Study illuminates genes behind beautiful ‘glow’ of Bermuda fireworms

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Study illuminates genes behind beautiful ‘glow’ of Bermuda fireworms , A new study looks at the genes behind an incredible, luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms. The new research confirms that the enzymes responsible for the…

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‘Bisexual’ beetles are simply inept, new study finds

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‘Bisexual’ beetles are simply inept, new study finds , , New research shows that same-sex mating among male insects is more likely to be due to incompetence rather than sexual preference. More than 100 species of insects engage in same-sex mating behavior,…

Bats go quiet during fall mating season

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Bats go quiet during fall mating season, , Giving someone the ‘silent treatment’ during courtship might not be the best strategy for romance. But, new research shows hoary bats fly with little or no echolocation at all as a possible mating-related behavior….