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Week in Review: March 3–7

By Tracy Vence | March 7, 2014

The gene behind a butterfly’s mimicry; the evolution of adipose fins; bacteria and bowel cancer; plants lacking plastid genomes


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Plants Without Plastid Genomes

By Ed Yong | February 28, 2014

Two independent teams point to different plants that may have lost their plastid genomes.

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The Plastid Gene Shuffle

By David Smith | January 1, 2013

How plastid genetic information survived (or didn’t) the endosymbiotic experience


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By Beth Marie Mole | January 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2013 issue of The Scientist.


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Staying in Touch

By Mary Beth Aberlin | January 1, 2013

Searching for life beyond our teeming planet has led to some innovative collaborative approaches to generating knowledge right here at home.

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Steal My Sunshine

By David Smith | January 1, 2013

How photosynthetic organisms get taken up, passed around, and discarded throughout the eukaryotic domain


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