Discovery life is an international journal belonging to innovative research, spanning the entire spectrum of life-biology (all taxonomic ranks such as; life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species) with age and ageing (geriatric medicine and gerontology). The scope of the articles are to be considered from molecular biology to evolution, such as; Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Cell Cycle Regulation, Apoptosis, Developmental Biology, Biophysics, Genetics, Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Immunology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Psychology, Astrobiology, Cellular & Systems Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, Gene Expression, including Genomics & Proteomics, DNA and RNA Metabolism, including Transcription and Translation, Plant & Animal Biology, Immunology, Ecology, paleontology, geology, Evolutionary biology & Origin of life. Our journal publishes primary and advanced researches and reviews in all areas of biological-life including;
Evolutionary biology (Evolution, Evolution of taxa, Evolution of organs, Evolution of biological processes) in all levels of life; Biosphere > Ecosystem > Biocoenosis > Population > Organism > Organ system > Organ > Tissue > Cell > Organelle > Biomolecular complex > Macromolecule > Biomolecule > Atom > Quark
Infinite Evolution of Species (without any limit) & Extinction of species
One of the most southerly populations of polar bears in the world -- and the best studied -- is struggling to cope with climate-induced changes to sea ice. Based on over 10 years' data the study, published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology, sheds new light on how sea ice conditions drive polar bears' annual migration on and off the ice.
The antimicrobial peptides of cathelicidin family are distributed mainly in neutrophils and epithelial cells of mammals. The antimicrobial peptides of animal sources could from the suitable alternatives by their mode of action to combat the antibiotic resistance problem. The isolation and purification of acid extracted crude proteins of sheep heart tissues by TLC yielded four single peak fractions, two at 240nm and their two at 280nm wave length. Among these fractions, the second fraction purified by 240nm displayed potent antibacterial activity against E.coli ATCC 25924 and was identified as active peptide fraction. The MIC of this active peptide was found to be 305μg/ml respectively.
Professor Michael Blaber and his team discovered something through his three year study, to understand where and how life began on earth. Him and his team came up with data that supported the hypothesis that 10 amino acids that may have existed on earth around 4 billion years ago were capable of forming foldable proteins in a high-salt environment.
The Eastern Ghats are a series of low hills which run parallel to the east coast of India. This series of isolated hills run from Orissa southwards through Andhra Pradesh. For this study Talakona, Seshachalam and Lankamalai areas were chosen. These Bio-Sphere Reserves enjoys a wide variety of plant, insect and animal species. The current study sites were situated at the foot hills of Eastern Ghats has good butterfly fauna. Butterflies in this area belong to 5 families, with 150 species; of which 10 species are endemic, 8 rare and 17 very rare species were recorded. The present study surveyed 84 individual butterfly species belonging to 5 families namely Nymphalidae (29), Pieridae (21), Lycaenidae (18), Hesperiidae (5) and Papilionidae (11), which revealed that Nymphalidae and Pieridae are the rich dominant families, while Hesperiidae and Papilionidae are less dominant. High incidences of butterfly population were observed during June to August and diminished through October to December. The butterfly population of species is gradually decreasing in number due to anthropogenic impacts.
The use of different concentrations of fluoride during blood glucose estimation has adverse effect in the functioning and determination of blood glucose levels. Fluoride worked effectively between 2.0-4.0mmol/l concentrations where the blood glucose levels remained within the normal blood glucose range of 4.2mmol/l to 6.4mmol/l. Deviation of blood glucose concentration from normal range was observed when a very high fluoride concentration (16mmol/l) and very low fluoride concentration (1mmol/l) were used. At 8.0mmol/l, a little variation in the normal blood glucose range was observed, indicating the possible effects of different concentrations of fluoride on blood glucose level of individual. This point to the fact that though fluoride might be used as a preservative to prevent the occurrence of glycolysis in blood samples, under high or low levels of fluoride blood glucose range/values can be influenced.
Breeds of birds that have been moved to save them from extinction are developing songs that are unique and different to their original source populations. Ecologists from the University of Waikato and Lincoln University studied the North Island kokako, an iconic bird with an organ-like song.