For years, Animal Behavior Graduate Group student Alexandra McInturf has traveled to Ireland to investigate the behaviors of basking sharks. Though they’re the second-largest fish on the planet, this leviathan is shrouded in mystery.
The genome—the complete suite of an organism’s DNA and genes—is likened to a blueprint for life. On the surface, this comparison provides some understanding of a biological concept. But according to some scientists, it misses the mark.
Seeking a better understanding of limb regeneration, UC Davis researchers are studying the relationship of redox players, like oxygen and hydrogen peroxide, with bioelectricity, including membrane potential and electric currents, to pinpoint how a tadpole can regrow an amputated tail.
A one-year-old student advising center has been a smash success for the College of Biological Sciences, student surveys show, with respondents reporting strong appreciation for a centralized location to receive academic guidance and support.