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The similarities in red, green algae

(PhysOrg.com) -- For Debashish Bhattacharya, the knowledge that half the oxygen on Earth is generated by algae through photosynthesis begs an important evolutionary question: How did algae come to be such ndustrious carbon-dioxide-consuming, ...

dateFeb 15, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Plague came from China: scientists

The first outbreak of plague occurred in China more than 2,600 years ago before reaching Europe via Central Asia's "Silk Road" trade route, according to a study of the disease's DNA signature.

dateNov 01, 2010 in Genetics
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