Black-and-white proof: Single genes control color, stripes in butterfly wingsTwo papers prove for the first time how single master genes – one for colors and iridescence and the other for stripe patterns – control these complex traits in butterfly wings, according to research by a team that includes Cornell scientists.
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Seagrass meadows – bountiful underwater gardens that nestle close to shore and are the most common coastal ecosystem on Earth – can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and humans, according to EEB postdoc Joleah Lamb. A member of Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and Nature Conservancy NatureNet fellow, Lamb shares: “The seagrass appear to combat bacteria, and this is the first research to assess whether that coastal ecosystem can alleviate disease associated with marine organisms.” Follow this link to the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.
Emeritus professor Paul Feeny talks with Anurag Agrawal...
Click here to watch Paul Patrick Feeny chat with colleague Anurag Agrawal about his life and career at Cornell, and his experiences as a chemical ecologist.