Earth day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. Its aim is to raise awareness of environmental issues. Here, the Editor of BMC Plant Biology marks the occasion by highlighting research into a major issue brought on by climate change – drought and how it affects food crops.
Data conversions and formatting defaults can cause unwanted transformations to scientific data. A recently published article in BMC Genomics demonstrates a possible solution to the issue of data corruption in genomics.
Although in many cats, catnip elicits a euphoric response, one in three cats are not susceptible to its effects. A recently published article in BMC Veterinary Research investigates catnip alternatives and the potential of such plants as enrichment tools not only in the home, but in the zoo as well.
Detoxification of food using microorganisms • A good tool for assessing pain • The neural activity of dance • Parasite evolution within isopods • The effects of economic recession on mental health • Comparison of diagnostic tools to identify latent TB infection • Shaping sperm in Drosophila
Research published this week in BMC Ecology examines the effects of two extremes of weather conditions in Mediterranean Europe on birds making their spring migration back from Africa. Lead author Martins Briedis tells us more about his research.