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DNA study sheds new light on horse evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ancient DNA retrieved from extinct horse species from around the world has challenged one of the textbook examples of evolution - the fossil record of the horse family Equidae over the past ...

Dec 10, 2009 5 / 5 (6) 50

Scientists nail quail mystery

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Massey biology researcher has used DNA analysis to prove quail on Tiritiri Matangi Island are Australian and not remnants of an extinct New Zealand species.

Oct 23, 2009 3.5 / 5 (2) 0

Weeds that reinvented weediness

Flowering plants are all around us and are phenomenally successful—but how did they get to be so successful and where did they come from? This question bothered Darwin and others and a paper published in the September ...

Sep 03, 2009 not rated yet 0

Giant bird feces records pre-human New Zealand

(PhysOrg.com) -- A treasure trove of information about pre-human New Zealand has been found in faeces from giant extinct birds, buried beneath the floor of caves and rock shelters for thousands of years.

Jan 12, 2009 4.6 / 5 (13) 10