News tagged with vertebrate evolution

B10K—Toward decoding all bird genomes

The Avian Phylogenomics Consortium formally announces the launch of the Bird 10,000 genomes (B10K) project, an initiative to generate representative draft genome sequences from all extant bird species within th ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Evolutionary novelties in vision

A new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University published in PLOS ONE shows that genes crucial for vision were multiplied in the early stages of vertebrate evolution and acquired distinct functions leading to the sophis ...

dateMar 27, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Oldest primate skeleton discovered

An international team of paleontologists that includes Northern Illinois University anthropologist Dan Gebo is announcing the discovery of a nearly complete, articulated skeleton of a new tiny, tree-dwelling ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Archaeology & Fossils
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A vertebrate family reunion

By demonstrating the close 'relatedness' of two primitive jawless fish, scientists begin to assemble a more accurate depiction of the early history of vertebrate evolution.

dateApr 22, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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