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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Developmental hourglass and heterochronic shifts in fin and limb development

    Koh Onimaru et al.
    Omics approaches reveal conserved and diversified gene regulation between fin and limb development.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Mitochondrial copper and phosphate transporter specificity was defined early in the evolution of eukaryotes

    Xinyu Zhu et al.
    Ancient evolutionary signatures reveal mechanistic details of substrate specificity in copper-transporting mitochondria carrier family proteins.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Preliminary paleohistological observations of the StW 573 (‘Little Foot’) skull

    Amélie Beaudet et al.
    Virtual investigation of the 3.67-million-year-old skull of 'Little Foot' using synchrotron radiation reveals histological details of Australopithecus dental and bone tissues.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    New light shed on the early evolution of limb-bone growth plate and bone marrow

    Jordi Estefa et al.
    A three-dimensional investigation of extinct-tetrapod limbs shows that even though bone elongation and blood-cell production are intimately related to mammal long bones, these functions actually appeared successively in tetrapod evolution.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution: Unraveling the history of limb bones

    Holly N Woodward
    Ancient fossils give clues as to when features of modern tetrapod bones emerged.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    COVID-19 CG enables SARS-CoV-2 mutation and lineage tracking by locations and dates of interest

    Albert Tian Chen et al.
    COVID-19 CG is an open source web resource that allows vaccine, therapeutics, and diagnostics developers to track SARS-CoV-2 mutations and lineages by location and time.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    A flagellate-to-amoeboid switch in the closest living relatives of animals

    Thibaut Brunet et al.
    The closest living relatives of animals, the choanoflagellates, switch from a flagellate to an amoeboid phenotype under confinement.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Adaptive evolution of nontransitive fitness in yeast

    Sean W Buskirk et al.
    A series of selective events, each improving fitness relative to an immediate predecessor, can result in organisms that are less fit compared to a distant ancestor.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Experimental Evolution: Failure to progress

    Duncan Greig, Jasmine Ono
    Experiments on yeast cells that are hosts to a killer virus confirm that natural selection can sometimes reduce fitness.
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    Whole genome phylogenies reflect the distributions of recombination rates for many bacterial species

    Thomas Sakoparnig et al.
    For many bacterial species, recombination dominates genome evolution and phylogenetic patterns that have so far been assumed to reflect clonal relationships, in fact reflect variation in recombination rates across lineages.