Latest Phylogenetics Stories
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.
A tiny mountainous region in southern Siberia may have been the genetic source of the earliest Native Americans.
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL, www.eol.org) continues to expand at a record pace with the addition of new content and partners.
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.
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.
University of Pennsylvania evolutionary biologists have resolved a long-standing paleontological problem by reconciling the fossil record of species diversity with modern DNA samples.
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.
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.
An international research team led by Brown University has amassed the largest evolutionary tree (phylogeny) for plants.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.