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Study finds that big rains bring big algae blooms… eventually

November 28, 2022

Phosphorus is only one part of the algae bloom recipe, research shows. Other key factors at play are calm winds, warm surface waters and a low abundance of tiny crustaceans called zooplankton.

How a small, unassuming fish helps reveal gene adaptations

September 8, 2022

New UW–Madison research sheds light on the genetic basis by which stickleback populations inhabiting ecosystems near each other developed a strong immune response to tapeworm infections, and how some populations later came to tolerate the parasites.

Evolving to outpace climate change, tiny marine animal provides new evidence of long-theorized genetic mechanism

July 14, 2022

The evolution experiment is new evidence of a genetic mechanism called positive epistasis, in which the positive effect of a variant of a gene is amplified when working in combination with other key genes.