Team discovers a new take on early evolution of photosynthesis
Apr 24, 2018
A team of scientists from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences has begun re-thinking the evolutionary history of photochemical reaction centers (RCs). Their analysis was recently published online in Photosynthesis ...
How are the bacteria in our guts related to each other? New technique provides insight
Apr 23, 2018
Researchers at the University of California Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) have validated a new method for use in microbiome studies that could help detect subtle changes in the composition of a microbial community ...
Marine fish won an evolutionary lottery 66 million years ago
Apr 17, 2018
Why do our oceans contain such a staggering diversity of fish of so many different sizes, shapes and colors? A UCLA-led team of biologists reports that the answer dates back 66 million years, when a six-mile-wide asteroid ...
OpenWings project: Scientists to build the avian tree of life
Apr 11, 2018
Birds are the only surviving descendants of dinosaurs. Birds also are used to study a large range of fundamental topics in biology from understanding the evolution of mating systems to learning about the genetic and environmental ...
Ctenophores and the story of evolution in the oceans
Apr 10, 2018
Ctenophores (pronounced "TEEN-o-fours") are mysterious ocean drifters found anywhere from the ocean's edge to the deepest parts of the ocean. Colorful, translucent, and delicate, these predators slip through ocean waters ...
Genome assembly of donkey reveals clues on how it may have branched from horse
Apr 09, 2018 report
A team of researchers from Denmark, Malaysia, France and the U.K. has conducted a genome assembly of the donkey to learn more about its evolutionary history. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, ...
Breakthrough in determining ages of different microbial groups
Apr 02, 2018
An international team of scientists, which includes the University of Bristol, have made a significant breakthrough in how we understand the first three-quarters of life on earth by creating new techniques for investigating ...
Scientists found a new genus and species of frogs
Mar 30, 2018
A team of scientists from MSU and their foreign colleagues have discovered a previously unknown species and genus of batrachians Siamophryne troglodytes. These frogs live in the only one place on Earth—a limestone cave ...
Human threats to the amphibian tree of life
Mar 27, 2018
A new study by researchers at Yale and George Washington University examines the human threats to the amphibian family tree and calls for a rethinking of conservation priorities to preserve species diversity and evolutionary ...
New standards for ancient protein studies set forth by multi-national group of researchers
Mar 26, 2018
A team of researchers from institutions at the leading edge of the new field of palaeoproteomics have published guidelines to provide it with a firm foundation. Ancient proteins are used to study everything from extinct species ...