Scaled, armored or naked: How does the skin of fish evolve?

Usually scaled, the skin of fish can also be naked or made up of bony plates that form an armor, sometimes even covered with teeth. But how has this skin evolved over the ages? To answer this question, researchers at the ...

Genome duplications as evolutionary adaptation strategy

Genome duplications play a major role in the development of forms and structures of plant organisms and their changes across long periods of evolution. Heidelberg University biologists under the direction of Prof. Dr. Marcus ...

Team offers new rules for algae species classification

FSU Assistant Professor of Biological Science Sophie McCoy and her team are proposing formal definitions for algae species and subcategories for the research community to consider: They are recommending algae be classified ...

Avian tree of life better resolved

Researchers led by Manfred Gahr of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen have investigated the relationship of bird families. For the first time, they have been able to clarify the relationship of all families ...

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