Cichlid prefers to mate with relatives
A West African cichlid prefers to mate with unfamiliar relatives ... Inbreeding depressionInbreeding depression typically occurs when related individuals reproduce, which can result in deleterious recessive traits, such as deformities, becoming apparent ...
Male African cichlid fish go from 'zero to 60' when mating calls, researchers find (w/ video)
A dominant male cichlid ... to reproduce, particularly the cellular changes that occur within the testes. "You can't just go in and sacrifice a rhinoceros and see how its testes are working," Fernald said. Hence his lab's focus on the African cichlid ...
Social status triggers genetic response in male cichlid fish
Throughout the animal kingdom, rival males routinely challenge one another for the right to reproduce ... now scientists studying a species of African cichlid fish have discovered that low-ranking male cichlids can quickly become leading men without ...
West African bats -- no safe haven for malaria parasites
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin and the American Museum of Natural History have been able to identify in West African bats ... they reproduce asexually in different vertebrates.
Why Can't Humans Regenerate Body Parts?
If a Hycractinia’s head is bitten off, it can simply grow another one in a few days. Hydractinia echinata-- and other clonal invertebrates who reproduce asexually ... can regenerate themselves to a lesser degree as well; two species of African spiny ...