Tag Archives: Liza Gross

Fast growth may be debilitating

Model organisms are used in many branches of the life sciences in order to render the study of particular structures or mechanism more amenable to experimental manipulation. Zebra finches have helped to address research loads of research questions related to … Continue reading

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Did you know that you are a vector too?

Have you ever thought of yourself as a vector? To some life forms, you certainly are. Amongst them is the pepper mild mottle virus that transits your digestive tract before reaching target plants like pepper. In today’s Open Access File of the Day, … Continue reading

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A snapshot of versatility

Wolbachia is one of the favourite model systems in evolutionary biology and theoretical biology, as it has such a wide range of effects on the hosts it resides in. When the first Wolbachia genome was published in 2004, the paper was … Continue reading

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Critically endangered: Taudactylus eungellensis, the Eungella Torrent Frog

As explained on Saturday, Wikimedia Commons has three files (WebCite) categorized both under IUCN Critically endangered species and Open access (publishing). Following in the footsteps of Camarhynchus heliobates.png and Gyps bengalensis PLoS.png, today’s Open Access File of the Day shall thus be Taudactylus eungellensis.png.   Fig. 1 of the synopsis (presumably by Liza Gross) of … Continue reading

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Critically endangered: the Oriental Whitebacked Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)

As explained yesterday, Wikimedia Commons has three files (WebCite) categorized both under IUCN Critically endangered species and Open access (publishing). Following in the footsteps of Camarhynchus heliobates.png, today’s Open Access File of the Day shall thus be Gyps bengalensis PLoS.png.     Fig. 1 of the synopsis by Liza Gross … Continue reading

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How would you illustrate the difference between humans and chimps?

A paper in PLoS Biology came out in 2005 with the following abstract: Since the divergence of humans and chimpanzees about 5 million years ago, these species have undergone a remarkable evolution with drastic divergence in anatomy and cognitive abilities. … Continue reading

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Greetings from the beech at Mt. Ruapehu

Today’s Open Access File of the Day provides and impression from field work on the beech Nothofagus that grows on the slopes of Mt. Ruapehu in New Zealand.   Fig.1 of the synopsis (presumably by Liza Gross) of the article Relaxed Molecular Clock Provides Evidence for … Continue reading

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Reuse increases discoverability – try an image search for “Sorghum”

When I recently did an image search, I was not surprised to see files from Wikimedia Commons pop up on top of the ca. 600k results, but noticed with pleasure that the first image originated from an Open Access source … Continue reading

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Salamanders as a new model system for Open Access?

Today’s Open Access File of the Day is taken from an article about limb regeneration – perhaps a worthy read for those that have paid an arm and a leg recently for access to that (huge, but shrinking) part of the research … Continue reading

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Nourishing science by way of Open Access

Today’s Open Access File of the Day could be seen symbolically – just imagine there would be a paywall between the sow and its piglets. Fig. 1 of the synopsis by Liza Gross of the article A Maternal–Offspring Coadaptation Theory for the Evolution of Genomic Imprinting by … Continue reading

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