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Genes And Calls Reveal Greater Diversity Of Amazon Frog Species
2014-01-15 15:12:22

Pensoft Publishers Amazonian biodiversity has been studied for hundreds of years. Early explorers of Amazonian plants and animals included renowned naturalists of the stature of Alexander von Humboldt and A. R. Wallace. Despite this long history of exploration, new studies are resulting in the discovery of a large number of new species. The key of these discoveries lies in the use of advanced new tools for species detection. The study, published in the open access journal ZooKeys, found...

2012-01-04 09:05:41

Increase in content partnerships, growing Spanish-language text, conservation content, and images boost Encyclopedia of Life's value to scientists and general public The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL, www.eol.org) continues to expand at a record pace with the addition of new content and partners. At the start of 2012, EOL provides data on nearly half of all described species, with new content in Spanish, rich information about conservation issues from the International Union for the...

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, meaning that more than a third of all the planets 1.9 million species are now covered. The Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) was launched online in February 2008 and has grown tremendously, seeking the help of citizen scientists from around the world in an ambitious attempt to catalog all the species of...

2011-09-05 09:00:00

Groundbreaking web initiative provides trusted information on 700,000 species, 35 million pages of scanned literature and over 600,000 photos Redesigned site now lets users create and share virtual collections WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The second edition of the free, online collaborative Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) debuts today with a redesign and new features making it easier to use, personalize, and to interact with fellow biodiversity enthusiasts worldwide....

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2011-02-06 08:19:17

Things are not always what they seem when it comes to fish"”something scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and the Ocean Science Foundation are finding out. Using modern genetic analysis, combined with traditional examination of morphology, the scientists discovered that what were once thought to be three species of blenny in the genus Starksia are actually 10 distinct species. The team's findings were published in the scientific journal ZooKeys, Feb. 3. Starksia blennies, small...

2010-05-10 15:49:09

A new paper by a team of researchers led by University of Notre Dame biologist Jeffrey Feder could herald an important shift in thinking about the genomics of speciation. Titled "Widespread genomic divergence during sympatric speciation," the paper appears in today's edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The prevailing assumption among scientists about how the genomes of newly forming species should differ during the earliest stages of divergence with gene flow...

2010-04-30 08:56:58

A genetic study of island lizards shows that even those that have been geographically isolated for many millions of years have not evolved into separate species as predicted by conventional evolutionary theory. Professor Roger Thorpe and colleagues Yann Surget-Groba and Helena Johansson, at Bangor University, UK, reveal their findings April 29 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. Since Darwin's study of the Galapagos Islands, archipelagos have played a central role in understanding how...

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2010-01-19 09:30:00

A team of researchers including scientists from the University of Florida has shown insect colonies follow some of the same biological "rules" as individuals, a finding that suggests insect societies operate like a single "superorganism" in terms of their physiology and life cycle. For more than a century, biologists have marveled at the highly cooperative nature of ants, bees and other social insects that work together to determine the survival and growth of a colony. The social interactions...

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2009-09-23 14:45:00

International effort is the first genome-scale analysis of diverse Indian groups In a study published in the September 24th issue of Nature, an international team describes how they harnessed modern genomic technology to explore the ancient history of India, the world's second most populous nation. The new research reveals that nearly all Indians carry genomic contributions from two distinct ancestral populations. Following this ancient mixture, many groups experienced periods of genetic...

2009-06-19 06:09:23

Detailed, accurate evolutionary trees that reveal the relatedness of living things can now be determined much faster and for thousands of species with a computing method developed by computer scientists and a biologist at The University of Texas at Austin. They report their new method in the journal Science. Since Charles Darwin, biologists have constructed evolutionary trees to explain the relatedness of plants, animals and other organisms. The science of figuring out these trees, known as...


Latest Scientific classification Reference Libraries

Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
2012-04-29 22:59:00

Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell. It was originally established in 1963, then reestablished in 1994 by John Wiley & Sons. It was published as ‘Zeitschrift für zoologische Systematik und Evolutionsforschung’ from March 1963 to June 1994. It was published by the Academic Publishers’ Association (Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft ) Frankfurt, Germany. The editor-in-chief is Dr....

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

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...

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