Latest Phylogenetics Stories
This week a ground-breaking new resource for scientists went live. More than twenty paleontologists, molecular biologists, and computer programmers from five different countries designed and contributed to a new open-source database that stores carefully reviewed fossil data and makes it accessible worldwide.
The newly redesigned Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 9,112 new articles on Phylogenetics.
For the first time, scientists have been able to trace human ancestry through the male line by sequencing the DNA of multiple entire Y chromosomes - and this so-called "Adam" lived during roughly the same time period as the female most recent common ancestor, mitochondrial "Eve," they have discovered.
These days, phylogeneticists – experts who painstakingly map the complex branches of the tree of life – suffer from an embarrassment of riches. The genomics revolution has given them mountains of DNA data that they can sift through to reconstruct the evolutionary history that connects all living beings.
An international team of scientists, including Dr Paul Brotherton from the University of Huddersfield, reveal that events after the initial migration of farmers into Europe had a major impact on the modern gene pool.
When Charles Darwin first sketched how species evolved by natural selection, he drew what looked like a tree.
A biologist at the Imperial College London has created an interactive website that allows users to explore evolutionary history by clicking and zooming in on a virtual tree of life.
Scientists report new look at 'patterns in nature' in special issue of journal Ecology
National Science Foundation grants will bring together what's known about how species are related.
In classical mythology, the cypress tree is associated with death, the underworld and eternity.