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Darwin's finch and the evolution of smell

Darwin's finches - some 14 related species of songbirds found on the Galapagos and Cocos Islands - will forever be enshrined in history for having planted the seeds of the theory of evolution through natural selection. Today, ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Great tits: birds with character

(PhysOrg.com) -- In humans and animals alike, individuals differ in sets of traits that we usually refer to as personality. An important part of the individual difference in personality is due to variation in the underlying ...

dateFeb 09, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Plants on Steroids: Key Missing Link Discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology have discovered a key missing link in the so-called signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones (brassinosteroids). Many important signaling ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Spare gene is fodder for fishes' evolution

Scientists have suspected that spare parts in the genome—extra copies of functional genes that arise when genes or whole genomes get duplicated -- might sometimes provide the raw materials for the evolution of new traits. ...

dateSep 03, 2009 in Biotechnology
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