Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants’ Move to Land
Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants’ Move to Land
An analysis suggests that DNA cribbed from soil microbes enabled plants’ ancestors to colonize a terrestrial environment.
Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants’ Move to Land
Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants’ Move to Land

An analysis suggests that DNA cribbed from soil microbes enabled plants’ ancestors to colonize a terrestrial environment.

An analysis suggests that DNA cribbed from soil microbes enabled plants’ ancestors to colonize a terrestrial environment.

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Image of the Day: <em>Fukuipteryx</em> Fossil
Image of the Day: Fukuipteryx Fossil
Emily Makowski | Nov 15, 2019
This ancient bird has a modern tail bone.
Gene Regulation Gives Butterflies Their Stunning Looks
Gene Regulation Gives Butterflies Their Stunning Looks
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 14, 2019
Distantly related, lookalike Heliconius species arrive at the same appearance using the same few genes, but regulated differently, according to recent studies.
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Catherine Offord | Nov 7, 2019
The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.
Image of the Day: Fractal Formation
Image of the Day: Fractal Formation
Emily Makowski | Nov 4, 2019
A mixture of chemicals induces reactions reminiscent of life on pyrite.
Infographic: How the Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genomes Interact
Infographic: How the Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genomes Interact
Viviane Callier | Nov 1, 2019
From regulating each other’s gene expression to encoding different parts of the same proteins, the two genome types in every eukaryotic cell are far from independent.
Martha Mu&ntilde;oz Uncovers the Drivers and Dampers of Biodiversity
Martha Muñoz Uncovers the Drivers and Dampers of Biodiversity
Nicoletta Lanese | Nov 1, 2019
The Yale biologist says that organisms’ behavior, physiology, and morphology engage in a constant “evolutionary dance.”
The Two Genomes in Every Eukaryotic Cell
The Two Genomes in Every Eukaryotic Cell
Viviane Callier | Nov 1, 2019
Interactions between mitochondrial and nuclear genomes have further-reaching effects on physiological function, adaptation, and speciation than previously appreciated.
Trove of Fossils Shows Mammal Evolution after Dino Extinction
Trove of Fossils Shows Mammal Evolution after Dino Extinction
Emily Makowski | Oct 25, 2019
The site, Corral Bluffs in Colorado, also reveals how plants evolved and how ecosystems rebounded after the asteroid impact.
Image of the Day: Flight Styles
Image of the Day: Flight Styles
Emily Makowski | Oct 25, 2019
The evolution of different ways of flying in birds affected wing range of motion, but not wing shape.