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How do we begin to understand what early life was like on Earth about 700 million years ago as our planet shifted from an oxygen-free and probably ice-covered realm to the oxygen-rich world that we know today?
The transition from colonies of individual cells to multicellular organisms can be achieved relatively rapidly, within one million generations.
First large-scale formal quantitative test confirms Darwin's theory of universal common ancestry.
Microbes have among smallest genomes, plus unusual interactions with other Archaea.
Nature study reports that the molecular basis of detecting tissue-damaging chemicals goes back more 500 million years
JUPITER, Fla., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent laboratory experiments which seek to recreate the formation of the first living cells from the basic chemical building blocks of nature are shedding new light on how life may have occurred on earth and on other planets, biologist Jack Szostak and chemist Brian Paegel said late yesterday in the annual Lasker Foundation Lecture on the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute. In his remarks, "The Origin of Cellular Life and the Emergence of...
Naegleria genome sheds light on transition from prokaryotes to eukaryotes.
Monash University biochemists have found a critical piece in the evolutionary puzzle that explains how life on Earth evolved millions of centuries ago.
While it is clear to ecologists that an ecosystem shapes the evolution of animals living in it, population biology experts such as Joseph Travis of The Florida State University believe the reverse can also be true, making the relationship between evolution and ecology a model of reciprocity.
Research findings introduce fundamental shift in how biologists perceive relationship between evolution and ecology.
Biology is the study of living organisms. Before the 19th century, biology was known as natural history (the study of all living things). Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus was the first person to coin the term biology. Biology comes from the Greek words bios (meaning "life") and logia (meaning "study of"). It is a common science that is a standard subject in schools and universities around the world. Over a million papers are published annually in biology and medicinal journals. Not just a...
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
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