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Birds get the green (and red) light
10 September 2016

Japanese quail grow and breed best under green and red lighting. An important bird in the poultry industry, quail thrive better under these conditions than in white and blue light, according to recent research carried out at Banaras Hindu University, India.

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SEB Animal Symposium review
31 August 2016

Read a review of the 2016 SEB Animal Symposium.

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Drought tolerance in maize through altered root system architecture
29 August 2016

Under drought conditions, the hypothetical steep, cheap and deep ideotype of maize would be expected to do best, and in a stand-out paper in Journal of Experimental Botany, Yingzhi Gao and Jonathan Lynch describe critical experiments to demonstrate that this holds true. Frank Hochholdinger puts these findings into context for the non-specialist in his Insight article in the same issue, and reflects on ways in which research on roots can catch up with other areas.

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UK Science Policy news
08 August 2016

The Royal Society of Biology's weekly round up of science policy news is here!