Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Genetic and karyotype divergence between parents affect clonality and sterility in hybrids

    Anatolie Marta, Tomáš Tichopád ... Karel Janko
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Hierarchical morphogenesis of swallowtail butterfly wing scale nanostructures

    Kwi Shan Seah, Vinodkumar Saranathan
    Structured illumination microscopy reveals that the hierarchical development of complex honeycomb-like nanostructures within the lumen of some swallowtail butterfly wing scales proceeds via a novel reorganization of disintegrating F-actin bundles.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Coevolution of the CDCA7-HELLS ICF-related nucleosome remodeling complex and DNA methyltransferases

    Hironori Funabiki, Isabel E Wassing ... Thomas Carroll
    Coevolution analysis suggests that a DNA methylation-related role for the nucleosome remodeling ATPase HELLS and its activator CDCA7 was broadly inherited from the last eukaryotic common ancestor.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Gene expression mapping of the neuroectoderm across phyla – conservation and divergence of early brain anlagen between insects and vertebrates

    Nico Posnien, Vera S Hunnekuhl, Gregor Bucher
    Hypotheses on brain homologies between insects and vertebrates are tested by comparing gene expression patterns from flies and beetles with those from vertebrates at early neuroectoderm stages.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Diversity and evolution of cerebellar folding in mammals

    Katja Heuer, Nicolas Traut ... Roberto Toro


    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Amphioxus as a model chordate

    Salvatore D'Aniello, Stephanie Bertrand, Hector Escriva
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Natural History of Model Organisms: E. coqui

    Sarah E Westrick, Mara Laslo, Eva K Fischer
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Plant Biology: Hiding in plain smell

    Youngsung Joo, Meredith C Schuman

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