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New insights into the evolutionary history of bears

According to researchers of the LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Goethe University Frankfurt and the U.S. Wildlife Service several bear species that today only occur in America or in Asia have hybridized ...

dateJun 12, 2014 in Ecology
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Making new species without sex

Occasionally, two different plant species interbreed with each other in nature. This usually causes problems since the genetic information of both parents does not match. But sometimes nature uses a trick. Instead of passing ...

dateJun 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Viruses are as simple as they are "smart"

Viruses are as simple as they are "smart": too elementary to be able to reproduce by themselves, they exploit the reproductive "machinery" of cells, by inserting pieces of their own DNA so that it is transcribed by the host ...

dateNov 25, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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