Quantcast

Latest Phylogenetics Stories

2012-03-27 11:49:27

Large numbers of people moved between Africa and Europe during recent and well-documented time periods such as the Roman Empire, the Arab conquest, and the slave trade, and genetic evidence of these migrations lives on in Europeans today.

2012-01-26 11:34:11

A tiny mountainous region in southern Siberia may have been the genetic source of the earliest Native Americans.

2012-01-04 09:05:41

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL, www.eol.org) continues to expand at a record pace with the addition of new content and partners.

'First Wave' Settlers Had Key Role In Human Evolution
2011-11-04 05:38:01

A new study examining the genealogies of early human pioneers suggests that settlers who were first to colonize a new region of the world produced more offspring than the settlers who followed them, giving them a selective advantage.

Researchers Complete Mollusk Evolutionary Tree
2011-10-27 04:47:06

Mollusks have been around for so long, are so prevalent on land and in water, and are so valuable to people that one might assume scientists had learned everything about them.

New Technique Fills In Fossil Record Gaps
2011-09-20 04:53:20

University of Pennsylvania evolutionary biologists have resolved a long-standing paleontological problem by reconciling the fossil record of species diversity with modern DNA samples.

Encyclopedia Of Life Announces New And Expanded Data
2011-09-06 10:29:49

In the three years since the Encyclopedia of Life was first released online, the number of individual species of plants and animals listed has grown from 30,000 to an impressive 700,000.

2011-06-14 23:06:41

A new study provides support for Darwin's hypothesis that the struggle for existence is stronger between more closely related species than those distantly related.

2011-03-29 13:34:35

An international research team led by Brown University has amassed the largest evolutionary tree (phylogeny) for plants.


Word of the Day
orbity
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.