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The genetic evolution of Zika virus

An analysis comparing the individual differences between over 40 strains of Zika virus (30 isolated from humans, 10 from mosquitoes, and 1 from monkeys) has identified significant changes in both amino acid and nucleotide ...

dateApr 15, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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The ecological role of fruit aroma

Fruits are a highly valuable source of food. They are packed with tasty and healthy nutrients and are often characterized by alluring colorful displays and an attractive aroma. Yet it is still unclear which evolutionary forces ...

dateApr 13, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Florida's monkey river

A dewy morning fog hangs over the Silver River in central Florida. Gibbering chirps resound through the riverside oaks and maples as the local colony of rhesus macaques rises to greet the day. Two anthropologists from San ...

dateFeb 19, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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