Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Broad-scale variation in human genetic diversity levels is predicted by purifying selection on coding and non-coding elements

    David A Murphy, Eyal Elyashiv ... Guy Sella
    Background selection is shown to be the dominant mode of linked selection in humans, with marked effects on diversity levels throughout autosomes.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Response to comment on 'A conserved strategy for inducing appendage regeneration in moon jellyfish, Drosophila, and mice'

    Yutian Li, Anish A Sarma ... Lea Goentoro
    We are writing to respond to the comment by Sustar and Tuthill, 2023 on our article about appendage regeneration in jellyfish, fruit flies, and mice (Abrams et al., 2021).
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution of an extreme hemoglobin phenotype contributed to the sub-Arctic specialization of extinct Steller’s sea cows

    Anthony V Signore, Phillip R Morrison ... Kevin L Campbell
    Resurrected Steller’s sea cow hemoglobin exhibits novel functional traits underlying their adaptation to the sub-Arctic.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Palaeontology: Sexual dimorphism in dinosaurs

    Stella A Ludwig, Roy E Smith, Nizar Ibrahim
    Studying fossils from a mass-mortality event reveals evidence for sexual dimorphism and, unusually, equal numbers of males and females in a herd of dinosaurs.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Femora from an exceptionally large population of coeval ornithomimosaurs yield evidence of sexual dimorphism in extinct theropod dinosaurs

    Romain Pintore, Raphaël Cornette ... Ronan Allain
    Consistent bimodal variations in the femoral morphology of various modern amniotes and a remarkably large herd of coeval fossil non-avian theropods evidences sexual dimorphism in dinosaurs.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A Timeline of Bacterial and Archaeal Diversification in the Ocean

    Carolina A. Martinez-Gutierrez, Josef C. Uyeda, Frank O. Aylward


    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Sexual dimorphism in dinosaurs

    Stella A Ludwig, Roy E Smith, Nizar Ibrahim
    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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