Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Ancient DNA reveals the lost domestication history of South American camelids in Northern Chile and across the Andes

    Paloma Diaz-Maroto et al.
    aDNA revealed a model of domestication where an ancient guanaco population no longer exists, the loss of the ancient vicuña genetic variation in the modern populations, and frequently interbreeding practices.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Integron activity accelerates the evolution of antibiotic resistance

    Célia Souque et al.
    Integrons deploy a variety of adaptive strategies including excision, shuffling, and duplication of cassettes that foster rapid bacterial adaptation and resistance evolution while protecting the genomic integrity of the host.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Antibiotic Resistance: Bacterial evolution on demand

    Pål J Johnsen et al.
    Bacteria carry antibiotic resistant genes on movable sections of DNA that allow them to select the relevant genes on demand.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Tachykinin signaling inhibits task-specific behavioral responsiveness in honeybee workers

    Bin Han et al.
    Neuropeptide tachykinin signaling acts as master regulator of behavioral specialization in honeybees by differentially modulating worker responsiveness to task-specific stimuli.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A common 1.6 mb Y-chromosomal inversion predisposes to subsequent deletions and severe spermatogenic failure in humans

    Pille Hallast et al.
    In addition to its academic merits, characterizing the genetic determinants of male (in)fertility and identifying clinically actionable genetic variants can lead to improved diagnosis or even treatment of such conditions.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Group phenotypic composition in cancer

    Jean-Pascal Capp et al.
    Tumoral group phenotypic compositions and their relationships with the fitness of individual malignant cells in different ecological contexts represent crucial, previously unexplored dynamics in tumor progression.

Highlights

    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Plant Biology: Hiding in plain smell

    Youngsung Joo, Meredith C Schuman
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    On the origin of fly species

    Hui Gong, Lucia Prieto-Godino
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    The evolution of kisspeptin

    Maria I Arnone, Paola Oliveri

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    Pennsylvania State University, United States
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    Columbia University, United States
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    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
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