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The ecological role of fruit aroma

Fruits are a highly valuable source of food. They are packed with tasty and healthy nutrients and are often characterized by alluring colorful displays and an attractive aroma. Yet it is still unclear which evolutionary forces ...

dateApr 13, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Primate evolution in the fast lane

The pace of evolution is typically measured in millions of years, as random, individual mutations accumulate over generations, but researchers at Cornell and Bar-Ilan Universities have uncovered a new mechanism for mutation ...

dateApr 07, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Amazing muriqui monkey discovered in new hideout

A new group of one of the world's most threatened primates, the northern muriqui, was recently discovered in Brazil's Caparaó National Park during survey work funded by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), a partnership ...

dateJan 20, 2016 in Ecology
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