The Journal of Heredity (not to be confused with the journal Heredity) is a scientific journal concerned with heredity in a biological sense, i.e. genetics. It was established in 1910 as the American Breeders Magazine of the American Breeder s Association, both of which changed names in 1915 to the Journal of Heredity (volume 5) and the American Genetic Association. The Journal of Heredity is indexed in Science Citation Index, Current Contents/Life Sciences, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), EMBASE, BIOSIS Previews, and Chemical Abstracts Service. The journal publishes articles in the following categories: and, on invitation:

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Starfish that clone themselves live longer

Starfish that reproduce through cloning avoid ageing to a greater extent than those that propagate through sexual reproduction. This is shown by a new research study in which researchers from the University of Gothenburg ...

dateJun 25, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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'Bickering' flies make evolutionary point

When a male fruit fly gets aggressive, he rears up on his back four legs and batters his foe with his front pair. Neither fly seems particularly damaged by the encounter, but their subsequent actions are telling about the ...

dateDec 01, 2016 in Evolution
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Urban butterflies under threat of extinction

According to an EPFL study, butterflies living in urban areas face the threat of consanguinity and potential extinction. The research drew on the fields of genetics and urban development to quantify the trend across an entire ...

dateAug 21, 2017 in Ecology
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