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Mitochondria’s Bacterial Origins Upended

By Shawna Williams | April 25, 2018

Contrary to some hypotheses, the organelles did not descend from any known lineage of Alphaproteobacteria, researchers find.

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Light Scattering Varies Among Corals

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 13, 2017

A new study reports which types of corals make the most of the sunlight they receive. 

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Image of the Day: Green Eggs 

By The Scientist Staff | May 19, 2017

Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) embryos are tinted green by the oxygen-producing algae (Oophila amblystomatis) that grow inside.

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Opinion: Life’s X Factor

By Nick Lane | August 4, 2015

Did endosymbiosis—and the innovations in membrane bioenergetics it engendered—make it possible for eukaryotic life to evolve?

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Book Excerpt from One Plus One Equals One

By John Archibald | December 1, 2014

In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.

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Contributors

By Molly Sharlach | December 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Genome Digest

By Abby Olena | November 18, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Bacterial Buddies

By Sabrina Richards | March 1, 2013

A chance encounter with a crab apple tree leads to the discovery of a new bacterial species and clues to the evolution of insect endosymbionts.

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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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