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Mitochondria’s Bacterial Origins Upended
Shawna Williams | Apr 25, 2018
Contrary to some hypotheses, the organelles did not descend from any known lineage of Alphaproteobacteria, researchers find.
Light Scattering Varies Among Corals
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 13, 2017
A new study reports which types of corals make the most of the sunlight they receive.
Image of the Day: Green Eggs
Staff | May 19, 2017
Spotted salamander (
) embryos are tinted green by the oxygen-producing algae (
) that grow inside.
Opinion: Life’s X Factor
Nick Lane | Aug 4, 2015
Did endosymbiosis—and the innovations in membrane bioenergetics it engendered—make it possible for eukaryotic life to evolve?
Book Excerpt from
One Plus One Equals One
John Archibald | Dec 1, 2014
In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.
Molly Sharlach | Dec 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2014 issue of
Abby Olena | Nov 18, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Sabrina Richards | Mar 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.
The Plastid Gene Shuffle
David Smith | Jan 1, 2013
How plastid genetic information survived (or didn’t) the endosymbiotic experience