A Model for the Emergence of RNA from a Prebiotically Plausible Mixture of Ribonucleotides, Arabinonucleotides, and 2'-Deoxynucleotides
Varanopid from the Carboniferous of Nova Scotia reveals evidence of parental care in amniotes: The specimen, consisting of an adult and associated conspecific juvenile, is also identified as a varanopid suggesting parental care is more deeply rooted…
Joshua Akey, a professor in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, uses a research method he calls genetic archaeology to transform how we’re learning about our past. Fossil evidence illustrates the spread of two long-extinct hominin…
120-year-old extinct Crimean lizard revealed by mitochondrial DNA: The western green lizard Lacerta bilineata was introduced to the Crimean Peninsula
In the classic Darwinian mindset, competition is the name of the game. The best suited survive and outcompete those less well suited. However, when it comes to microorganisms like bacteria, our findings reveal the most cooperative ones survive
Humans may have started growing cacao trees -- the source of chocolate -- about 3,600 years ago in Central America, a study has found. Cacao analysis dates the dawn of domesticated chocolate trees to 3,600 years ago
Evolutionary Transition in the Late Neogene Planktonic Foraminiferal Genus Truncorotalia... Evolution of planktonic foraminiferal anatomy across Miocene/Pliocene boundary.