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Gene copies were crucial to evolution of our eyesight

A new study published in BMC Evolutionary Biology sheds light on the evolutionary origin of vertebrate vision and the specialisations in zebrafish to adapt to rapidly changing light conditions. The research was led by Xesús ...

dateJun 17, 2016 in Evolution
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How honeybees do without males

An isolated population of honeybees, the Cape bees, living in South Africa has evolved a strategy to reproduce without males. A research team from Uppsala University has sequenced the entire genomes of a sample of Cape bees ...

dateJun 09, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Microplastic particles threaten fish larvae

In a new study, published in Science, researchers from Uppsala University found that larval fish exposed to microplastic particles during development displayed changed behaviors and stunted growth which lead to greatly increased ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Environment
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