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For some, Blue Monday is green under UV light

After featuring a model organism yesterday, today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts another one: mice. The photo – taken under illumination with ultraviolet light – shows two transgenic mice (on the left and right) expressing enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein, whereas … Continue reading

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Lice in 50 languages

Lice can be tremendously useful. For instance, the high but not perfect specificity of several different species of lice allows to use information about their phylogeny to infer some information about the phylogenies of their host species. Some of the … Continue reading

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Gough Island – as remote as it gets on the planet

Few places on our planet are as remote as Gough Island in the Southern Atlantic, yet even there, invasive species are not uncommon, as pointed out in a feature article in PLoS Biology, from which today’s Open Access File of … Continue reading

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Biomass in the eyes of children

Today’s Open Access File of the Day is a composite figure: Part A illustrates how children perceive the relative contributions of some eukaryotic taxa to the overall biomass on our planet, part B puts this into a scientific perspective. The size of … Continue reading

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The dots are gone

Today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts one step in the life cycle of the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina, that of sexual maturity. In comparison to the previous stage, it has lost the characteristic blue and orange dots.     Fig. 1H of the article Dynamic expression … Continue reading

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Miniature open-access frogs taking over?

Today’s Open Access File of the Day really is a file of the day, i.e. of January 12, 2012: published as part of the taxonomic description of a new species yesterday, it is currently featured on the main pages of the Thai, Bulgarian, English and German Wikipedias. Why? It depicts … Continue reading

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Today on the menu: raw fish

Today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts Koi pla (ก้อยปลา), a dish consisting of fine-ground raw fish with seasoning and rice. It is popular in Northeastern Thailand, and so is an infection with a parasite frequently transmitted this way – the human liver … Continue reading

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Preparing for its 78th birthday, a species of fly begins to thrive on Wikimedia projects

Apocephalus borealis is a species of small parasitoid fly that had long been known to science - in fact, the original paper from 1924 by Charles T Brues is in the Public Domain already – but had not been covered by any Wikimedia project before … Continue reading

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To retouch or not to retouch, that is the question

Today’s Open Access File of the Day has been retouched and may well be the first in the series to have undergone such treatment – another form of reuse enabled by the use of open licenses when publishing articles. The original image … Continue reading

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Article-level metrics on reuse – a gastropod perspective

An article, Neogastropod phylogenetic relationships based on entire mitochondrial genomes, was published by Regina L Cunha, Cristina Grande and Rafael Zardoya in BMC Evolutionary Biology in 2009. It contains multiple phylogenetic trees, with thumbnail images added to represent inhabitants of individual branches. The … Continue reading

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