Uppsala University

Mitochondrial genes matter

Contrary to common belief, mitochondrial genes seem to matter for how well individuals survive and reproduce. These new results are reported by researchers at Uppsala University, Sweden, who studied the genes ...

Jan 14, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast

New tales told by old infections

Retroviruses are important pathogens capable of crossing species barriers to infect new hosts, but knowledge of their evolutionary history is limited. By mapping endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), retroviruses whose genes have ...

Nov 25, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Grazers and pollinators shape plant evolution

It has long been known that the characteristics of many plants with wide ranges can vary geographically, depending on differences in climate. But changes in grazing pressure and pollination can also affect the genetic composition ...

Oct 21, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast