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[Source: ScienceDaily] - Moths need just the essence of a flower's scent to identify it, according to new research from The University of Arizona in Tucson.
Although a flower's odor can be composed of hundreds of chemicals, a moth uses just a handful to recognize the flower.
It's like identifying a piece of music from hearing only the notes played by a few key instruments, said lead researcher Jeffrey A. Riffell.
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Now available: “Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap 2014-2025: Advancing the Biosciences and Improving Health Outcomes,” is now available along with its supplement, “Summary of Goals, Strategies, and Potential Actions.” An overview by Walter Plosila, Ph.D., Battelle senior advisor, is also available. The updated Roadmap provides a long-term strategy for Arizona to achieve bioscience success over the next decade.