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How are biological clocks regulated in turbot? (Conference July 12)

How are biological clocks regulated in turbot? (Conference July 12)

Next Thursday, July 12, the last Café con Sal conference will take place before the summer break. The cave fish of Somalia is a species that has evolved for 3 million years under the extreme conditions of the Somali desert. Studies show that it has a troglomorphic phenotype, including an aberrant biological clock. Studying the key components of this clock, it has been discovered that it advances with extremely long periods. The reason is because it has lost the ability to be synchronized by light. However, it displays very robust 24-hour rhythms when synchronized with feeding time. This shows the existence of at least two clocks or oscillators in fish, one regulated by light, and the other by food. Under the title "Circadian clocks across multiple organs from Turbot", the researcher from the University of Vigo Dr. Rosa Ceinos, will talk about the search for the key components of the biological clock in turbot and whether they can be regulated by light and/or food.…

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Campus do Mar continúa espertando vocacións científicas por todo o territorio nacional

Campus do Mar continúa espertando vocacións científicas por todo o territorio nacional

Ter unha primeira toma de contacto coa Universidade, poder experimentar nun laboratorio real, coñecer xente con intereses similares... as motivacións que impulsan a cada unha das rapazas e rapaces que se matriculan nun Campus Científico de Verán son múltiples e variadas, pero a todas e todos os une o seu interese por entrar en contacto directo co labor diario da comunidade investigadora nun ambiente universitario e multicultural, que lles axudará a definir a súa proxección futura de estudos. Este luns arrancou en Vigo a oita edición dos Campus Científicos de Verán-Campus do Mar 2018, unha cita que volverá traer á cidade 120 mozas e mozos, estudantes de ensino secundario e bacharelato con expedientes brillantes procedentes de todo o territorio nacional, repartidos en catro quendas de 30 estudantes.…

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O Centro de Investigación Mariña presenta en Madrid o Plan de adaptación da acuicultura española ao cambio climático

O Centro de Investigación Mariña presenta en Madrid o Plan de adaptación da acuicultura española ao cambio climático

Redactar un plan de adaptación da acuicultura española ao cambio climático. Este era o principal obxectivo co que hai uns meses se puxo en marcha o proxecto Aquadapt, liderado polo Campus do Mar e financiado pola Fundación Biodiversidad, e grazas ao cal este martes puido presentarse en Madrid un plan de acción, toda unha programación de tarefas que se levarán a cabo ao longo dos vindeiros dous anos e coas que se tratará de diminuír a vulnerabilidade do sector ante os cambios derivados do aumento global da temperatura do aire e dos océanos. Trátase, segundo indicaron os seus redactores na xornada de presentación, de aumentar a xeración de información sobre diferentes variables ambientais, económicas e sociais e facilitar o seu acceso e dispoñibilidade a diferentes grupos de interese: axentes de i+D+i, sector empresarial e administracións públicas con competencias.…

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Presenting the Spanish marine aquaculture sector Adaption Plan to climate change

Presenting the Spanish marine aquaculture sector Adaption Plan to climate change

On June 26th, the Spanish marine aquaculture sector Adaption Plan to climate change, developed within the framework of the AQUADAPT project, will be publicly released. The event will take place in the Auditorium of the Ministry of Fisheries (Madrid) at 12.00 h. The event will also include a round table in which several experts from the Administration, academia and the business sector will discuss climate change and aquaculture.…

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Why do some species exhibit such an extensive variety of colors and others not? biological processes responsible for extreme color polymorphisms

Why do some species exhibit such an extensive variety of colors and others not? biological processes responsible for extreme color polymorphisms

On Thursday June 11th, researcher and Genetics Professor at University of Vigo Dr. Emilio Rolán, will give a talk under the conference cycle Café con Sal: "Shell color polymorphism in the sea snail Littorina fabalis: an evolutionary perspective". He will unravel the biological processes responsible for an extreme color polymorphism observed in the shell of natural Galician populations of the intertidal sea snail L.fabalis. In addition to the known effect of selective predation by certain species, the research uncovers a novel process, not known until now in nature: the tendency of individuals to mate with those that exhibit a different shell color. The conference explores this novel process, how it occurs and how it might have evolved.…

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