Podcast: How species can turn invasive in the same ecosystem

Fruit flies selected for dispersal evolved traits — increased aggression, exploration and activity — which together is more likely to make them more invasive, IISER Pune researchers have found. In response to climate change and habitat destruction, there is an increasing possibility for the evolution of these traits in organisms selected for dispersal. This will lead … Continue reading Podcast: How species can turn invasive in the same ecosystem

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IISER Pune find species can turn invasive in the same ecosystem

IISER researchers have been able to show that fruit flies selected for dispersal for as long as 69 generations have evolved traits — increased aggression, exploration and activity — which together is more likely to make them more invasive. In response to climate change and habitat destruction, there is an increasing possibility for the evolution of these … Continue reading IISER Pune find species can turn invasive in the same ecosystem

IISER Mohali discovery gives a big boost to leukaemia research

For the first time, researchers have discovered hematopoietic stem cells in Drosophila (fruit flies), thus providing an invertebrate model to study hematopoietic stem cells. Hematopoietic stem cells are the stem cells that give rise to all types of blood cells. Till date there has been no evidence of hematopoietic stem cells in fruit flies and … Continue reading IISER Mohali discovery gives a big boost to leukaemia research