News tagged with convergent evolution

How yeast formations got started

Researchers conducted a comparative analysis of nearly 60 fungal genomes to determine the genetic traits that enabled the convergent evolution of yeasts.

Aug 15, 2014
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Butterfly study sheds light on convergent evolution

For 150 years scientists have been trying to explain convergent evolution. One of the best-known examples of this is how poisonous butterflies from different species evolve to mimic each other's color patterns – in effect ...

Jul 21, 2011
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Meet a thorny devil through the Map of Life

A new website that explains why humans have the same type of eye as an octopus, and how animals separated by millions of years have evolved in the same way, has been launched by a team of scientists at Cambridge ...

Mar 03, 2011
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