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Matter: Even Elusive Animals Leave DNA, and Clues, Behind

Scientists are relying more heavily on environmental DNA, shed in an animal's habitat, to track rare or endangered species.

From the NYTimes News-2015-1-22:14:6:1

VIDEO: Northern White rhinos facing extinction

Northern White rhinos are on the edge of extinction with just five of them left in the world, but conservation experts are trying to find ways to save them.

From the BBC News-2015-1-21:20:6:1

Scientists Develop Technique Aimed at Preventing Spread of Bio-Engineered Organisms

A team has given E. coli a unique genetic code, making it dependent on unnatural amino acids so it would die in the wild, they say.

From the NYTimes News-2015-1-21:14:6:2

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Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle by D.Emlen from Holt, NY (Jan 19).

Darwin's Orchids: Then and Now, ed R.Edens-Meier and P.Bernhardt from Univ Chicago Press (Jan 19).

The new journal Nature Plants features papers relevant to plant evolutionary biology. (Jan 8).

The Tree of Life; Evolution and Classification of Living Organism, by P. Vargas & R. Zardoya, Eds. from Sinauer Associates (Dec 29).

Dodging Extinction; Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth, by A.Barnosky, from Univ California Press (Dec 29).

In Search of Cell History; The Evolution of Life's Building Blocks, by F.Harold, from Univ Chicago Press (Dec 29).

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Jan 24 08:00Highly constrained intergenic Drosophila ultraconserved elements are candidate ncRNAs - Andrew D. Kern, Daniel A. Barbash, Joshua Chang Mell, Daniel Hupalo, Amanda Jensen (GBE)
Jan 24 08:00Spatial dynamics of evolving dosage compensation in a young sex chromosome system - Roland Schultheiß, Heidi M. Viitaniemi, Erica H. Leder (GBE)
Jan 24 08:00Deeply Diverged Alleles in the Arabidopsis AREB1 Transcription Factor Drive Genome-Wide Differences in Transcriptional Response to the Environment - David L. Des Marais, Wesley D. Skillern, Thomas E. Juenger (MBE)
Jan 24 08:00The Effect of Species Representation on the Detection of Positive Selection in Primate Gene Data Sets - Ross M. McBee, Shea A. Rozmiarek, Nicholas R. Meyerson, Paul A. Rowley, Sara L. Sawyer (MBE)
Jan 24 08:00Assortative Mating Drives Linkage-Disequilibrium between Sperm and Egg Recognition Protein loci in the Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus - Andres Plata Stapper, Peter Beerli, Don R Levitan (MBE)
Jan 24 08:00Collateral resistance and sensitivity modulate evolution of high-level resistance to drug combination treatment in Staphylococcus aureus - Mari Rodriguez de Evgrafov, Heidi Gumpert, Christian Munck, Thomas T. Thomsen, Morten O.A. Sommer (MBE)
Jan 22 08:00Inference of Gorilla Demographic and Selective History from Whole-Genome Sequence Data - Kimberly F. McManus et al. (MBE)

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