Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Mammalian forelimb evolution is driven by uneven proximal-to-distal morphological diversity

    Priscila S Rothier, Anne-Claire Fabre ... Anthony Herrel
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Vocal communication is tied to interpersonal arousal coupling in caregiver-infant dyads

    Sam Wass, Emily Phillips ... Louise Goupil
    Infants' vocalisations are contingent on their own stress physiology, and alter the inter-personal dynamics of how stress states are shared across the infant-caregiver dyad.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Adaptation dynamics between copy-number and point mutations

    Isabella Tomanek, Călin C Guet
    In bacteria, frequent adaptive copy-number mutations can hinder the fixation of beneficial point mutations and hence the divergence of duplicated DNA sequences.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Balancing selection on genomic deletion polymorphisms in humans

    Alber Aqil, Leo Speidel ... Omer Gokcumen
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Parallel evolution of reduced cancer risk and tumor suppressor duplications in Xenarthra

    Juan Manuel Vazquez, Maria T Pena ... Vincent J Lynch
    Sloths, armadillos, and anteaters evolved genetic and cellular traits that make them remarkably cancer resistant.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Complementary evolution of coding and noncoding sequence underlies mammalian hairlessness

    Amanda Kowalczyk, Maria Chikina, Nathan Clark
    Studying the genomes of mammals with sparse hair covering identifies specific genes and regulatory regions responsible for the formation of hair and skin, some of which were previously unrecognized.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Survival of mineral-bound peptides into the Miocene

    Beatrice Demarchi, Meaghan Mackie ... Julia Clarke
    Ostrich eggshell from the Liushu Formation in northwestern China push ancient protein preservation into the Miocene.

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