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The genetic basis for timing of reproduction in the Atlantic herring revealed

The genetic basis for timing of reproduction in the Atlantic herring revealed

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2017 12:56 BST

In a study published today in PNAS, scientists in Sweden and Canada have studied the genetic basis of reproduction in 25 populations of herring from both sides of the North Atlantic. They revealed a number of genes associated with the timing of reproduction, and the genetic variants associated with spring or autumn spawning were found to be largely shared between geographically distant populations

Measurements by school pupils paved way for key research findings

Press releases   •   Mar 10, 2017 07:30 GMT

With their measurements and samples, nearly 3,500 schoolchildren have assisted a research study on lakes and global warming, now published in the journal Scientific Reports. The results show that water temperatures generally remain low despite the air becoming warmer. This helps to curb the emission of greenhouse gases.

New study identifies organic matter composition as a critical factor controlling mercury methylation in lakes

New study identifies organic matter composition as a critical factor controlling mercury methylation in lakes

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2017 10:00 GMT

In a collaborative effort, researchers at Uppsala and Umeå University now show that the formation of methylmercury in sediment is controlled by the molecular composition of the organic matter. The study has been published in Nature Communications.

The herring genome provides new insight on how species adapt to their environment

The herring genome provides new insight on how species adapt to their environment

Press releases   •   May 03, 2016 06:26 BST

How species genetically adapt to their environment is a central question related to the evolution of biodiversity. In a new study scientists at Uppsala University and their colleagues report that whole genome sequencing of Atlantic and Baltic herring revealed hundreds of loci underlying adaptation to the brackish Baltic Sea or timing of reproduction. The study is published today in eLife.

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NatureGeoscience

NatureGeoscience

Documents   •   Nov 10, 2015 09:14 GMT

The study in Nature Geoscience led by Gesa Weyhenmeyer at Uppsala University, Sweden.