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Taxonomic complexity of Sambucus genus studied

Sambucus L. is a morphologically diverse flora comprising approximately 23 accepted species that are mostly deciduous shrubs, perennial herbs or small trees widespread in almost all regions of the world, excluding extremely ...

Crown-of-thorns sea star from Red Sea is endemic species

Tropical coral reefs are among the most endangered ecosystems on Earth. In addition to climate change, coral-eating crown-of-thorns sea stars (Acanthaster spp.) pose one of the biggest threats in parts of the Indo-Pacific ...

Young genes found to adapt faster than old ones

A new study from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and the University of Sussex in the UK shows that the age of a gene determines how fast they adapt. These findings demonstrate how gene evolution ...

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