Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolutionary rate covariation is a reliable predictor of co-functional interactions but not necessarily physical interactions

    Jordan Little, Maria Chikina, Nathan L Clark
    Physical interactions are a minor contributor to the correlations in evolutionary rate over time that are observed between co-functional proteins.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Improved inference of population histories by integrating genomic and epigenomic data

    Thibaut Sellinger, Frank Johannes, Aurélien Tellier
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Coenzyme-Protein Interactions since Early Life

    Alma Carolina Sanchez-Rocha, Mikhail Makarov ... Klára Hlouchová
    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. 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. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Leading an urban invasion: risk-sensitive learning is a winning strategy

    Alexis J Breen, Dominik Deffner
    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. 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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