News tagged with evolutionary mechanism

Chromosome number changes in yeast

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have uncovered the evolutionary mechanisms that have caused increases or decreases in the numbers of chromosomes in a group of yeast species during the last 100-150 million years. The ...

Jul 21, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Study sheds light on evolution of human complexity

(PhysOrg.com) -- A painstaking analysis of thousands of genes and the proteins they encode shows that human beings are biologically complex, at least in part, because of the way humans evolved to cope with redundancies arising ...

Nov 03, 2009 3.3 / 5 (6) 1

Big crab claws for bling or bang?

Male fiddler crabs tread an evolutionary fine line between growing an enlarged claw better for signalling to females or one better for fighting finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ev ...

Jul 16, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0