Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Recurrent evolution of high virulence in isolated populations of a DNA virus

    Tom Hill, Robert L Unckless
    The same host–virus interactions can evolve multiple times in nature, due to the high effective mutation rate of viruses, and provide interesting systems of study.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Does diversity beget diversity in microbiomes?

    Naïma Jesse Madi et al.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Embryonic origin and serial homology of gill arches and paired fins in the skate, Leucoraja erinacea

    Victoria A Sleight, J Andrew Gillis
    Development from dual-origin mesenchyme with common competence explains anatomical parallels and shared patterning of the jawed vertebrate gill arch and paired fin skeletons.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Homology-guided identification of a conserved motif linking the antiviral functions of IFITM3 to its oligomeric state

    Kazi Rahman et al.
    A disease-associated polymorphism in a related protein that regulates neurotransmitter release reveals that antiviral protein IFITM3 forms oligomers to rigidify membranes and inhibit virus fusion with cells.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    The birth of a bacterial tRNA gene by large-scale, tandem duplication events

    Gökçe B Ayan et al.
    A bacterial tRNA gene set rapidly evolves, compensating the loss of one tRNA type by large duplication events that increase the gene copy number of a second, different tRNA type.

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

Senior editors

  1. Sara L Sawyer
    University of Colorado Boulder, United States
  2. Detlef Weigel
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
  3. Patricia Wittkopp
    University of Michigan, United States
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