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Latest molecular evolution Stories

2014-06-06 10:00:13

So-called silent DNA mutations earned their title because, according to the fundamental rules of biology, they should be inconsequential.

2014-04-30 12:14:38

The robust defenses that yeast cells have evolved to protect themselves from environmental threats hold lessons that can be used to design computer networks and analyze how secure they are, say computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.

Rainbow Trout Genome Sequenced By International Team Of Researchers
2014-04-22 14:58:22

Using fish bred at Washington State University, an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile salmonid whose relatively recent genetic history opens a window into how vertebrates evolve.

2014-04-08 11:51:42

From time to time, living cells will accidentally make an extra copy of a gene during the normal replication process.

2014-01-08 17:11:35

A new study compares the relative rate of molecular evolution between humans and chimps with that of their lice.

Intracellular ABC Transporters Allow Leaf Beetle Larvae To Accumulate Defensive Substances When Feeding
2013-12-09 11:58:38

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, have discovered the decisive biological stimulator for the accumulation of defensive substances in leaf beetle larvae used by the insects to fend off predators: ABC transport proteins, which are found in large quantities in glandular cells of the larvae.

2013-11-19 13:16:54

One of the most important processes in the life of cells is genome replication, which consists of making exact copies of the DNA in order to pass it on to their offspring when they split.

Bats And Dolphins Have Genetic Similarities
2013-09-05 04:58:11

Convergent evolution – the evolution of similar traits in drastically different types of creatures – is widespread not just at the physical level but also at the genetic level, according to new research published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature.

Fossil And Molecular Evidence Important For Studying Evolution
2013-08-10 05:19:24

The fossils of microscopic aquatic creatures, whose shells resemble grains of sand to the naked eye, could help shed new light on the process of evolution, according to new research published Friday in the journal Methods in Ecology & Evolution.


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obdormition
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