News tagged with genetic mutations

Fukushima 'caused mutant butterflies'

Genetic mutations have been found in three generations of butterflies from near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, scientists said Tuesday, raising fears radiation could affect other species.

dateAug 14, 2012 in Ecology
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Interacting mutations promote diversity

Genetic diversity arises through the interplay of mutation, selection and genetic drift. In most scientific models, mutants have a fitness value which remains constant throughout. Based on this value, they compete with other ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Evolution
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Trouble on the horizon for GM crops?

( -- Pests are adapting to genetically modified crops in unexpected ways, researchers have discovered. The findings underscore the importance of closely monitoring and countering pest resistance to biotech crops.

dateJun 20, 2012 in Ecology
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