Infographic: Animals of Different Species Hybridize
Infographic: Animals of Different Species Hybridize
The offspring of crosses between related species can sometimes fill a new environmental niche, and such hybridizations may even lead to speciation.
Infographic: Animals of Different Species Hybridize
Infographic: Animals of Different Species Hybridize

The offspring of crosses between related species can sometimes fill a new environmental niche, and such hybridizations may even lead to speciation.

The offspring of crosses between related species can sometimes fill a new environmental niche, and such hybridizations may even lead to speciation.

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Hybrid Animals Are Not Nature’s Misfits
Hybrid Animals Are Not Nature’s Misfits
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2021
In the 20th century, animals such as mules and ligers that had parents of different species were considered biological flukes, but genetic sequencing is beginning to unravel the critical role of hybridization in evolution.
Direct Capture of Guide RNAs Enables Scalable and Combinatorial Single-Cell CRISPR Screens
Direct Capture of Guide RNAs Enables Scalable and Combinatorial Single-Cell CRISPR Screens
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jun 25, 2020
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The Narluga: New Insights from Old Bones
The Narluga: New Insights from Old Bones
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2019
DNA analysis of a bizarre, 30-year-old whale skull serves as a reminder of the secrets that museum specimens keep about the natural world.
Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish
Killifish Survive Polluted Waters Thanks to Genes from Another Fish
Emma Yasinski | May 6, 2019
Gulf killifish have made a stunning comeback in Houston with the help of genetic mutations imported from interspecies mating with Atlantic killifish.
Wolf-like Animal Baffles Montana Scientists
Wolf-like Animal Baffles Montana Scientists
Jim Daley | May 29, 2018
Specialists from the state’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks are working to determine what creature a rancher shot and killed.
Monkey Hybrids Challenge Assumptions of What a Species Is
Monkey Hybrids Challenge Assumptions of What a Species Is
Jim Daley | May 3, 2018
A study finds two species of guenon monkeys in Tanzania have been mating and producing fertile offspring for generations.
Wolf Species Are Part Coyote
Wolf Species Are Part Coyote
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 28, 2016
Genomic analysis reveals wolves and coyotes have hybridized, potentially complicating wolves' protection under the US Endangered Species Act.
Revered Biologist Dies
Revered Biologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Apr 26, 2016
Rick Harrison, an evolutionary biologist known for his research on speciation, has passed away at age 70.
Neanderthal-Human Hybrid Unearthed
Neanderthal-Human Hybrid Unearthed
Bob Grant | Jun 22, 2015
DNA from the 40,000-year-old bones of a modern human found in Europe contains Neanderthal genes.
Finch Findings
Finch Findings
Jenny Rood | Feb 12, 2015
Full genomes of Darwin’s Galápagos finches reveal a critical gene for beak shape and three overlooked species.
Sexless Hook-Up
Sexless Hook-Up
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.
Monkey See, Monkey Don’t
Monkey See, Monkey Don’t
Bob Grant | Jun 30, 2014
Species in a tightly knit genus of Old World primates have evolved tell-tale facial characteristics to prevent hybridization, a study shows.
GM Salmon and Wild Fish Can Reproduce
GM Salmon and Wild Fish Can Reproduce
Bob Grant | May 30, 2013
Genetically modified Atlantic salmon, which could soon become the first transgenic animal sold as food in the U.S., can breed with wild brown trout to produce a GM hybrid.
The Polar Bear’s Prehistoric Past
The Polar Bear’s Prehistoric Past
Ed Yong | Jul 23, 2012
Genomic analyses reveal that the polar bear evolved between 4 and 5 million years ago, far earlier than previous studies had estimated.
Burgers and Flies
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012
Inspired by Darwin, Mohamed Noor has uncovered the molecular dance by which a single species becomes two.
Polar Bear More Ancient Than Realized
Jef Akst | Apr 20, 2012
A genetic analysis reveals that the polar bear split from the brown bear some 600,000 years ago.