Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Random genetic drift sets an upper limit on mRNA splicing accuracy in metazoans

    Florian Bénitière, Anamaria Necsulea, Laurent Duret
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Trophic diversity and evolution in Enantiornithes: a synthesis including new insights from Bohaiornithidae

    Case Vincent Miller, Jen A. Bright ... Michael Pittman
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Autotrophic growth of Escherichia coli is achieved by a small number of genetic changes

    Roee Ben Nissan, Eliya Milshtein ... Ron Milo
    Achieving autotrophy in E. coli by introducing a small number of genetic changes crosses a milestone in engineering major metabolic transitions and paves a way for sustainable bio-production from CO2.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Epistasis between mutator alleles contributes to germline mutation spectrum variability in laboratory mice

    Thomas A Sasani, Aaron R Quinlan, Kelley Harris
    Germline mutation rates in mice are shaped by two mutator alleles that interact epistatically, showing that DNA repair defects that map to different loci can have snowballing effects.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Tempo and mode of gene expression evolution in the brain across primates

    Katherine Rickelton, Trisha M Zintel ... Courtney C Babbitt
    Larger phylogenetic context is required to understand human and nonhuman primate brain evolution.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Early evolution of the ecdysozoan body plan

    Deng Wang, Yaqin Qiang ... Jian Han
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Caspase-1 activates gasdermin A in non-mammals

    Zachary P. Billman, Stephen B. Kovacs ... Edward A. Miao


    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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