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Trilobites: Somehow, This Fish Fathered a Near Clone of Itself

A fish was discovered carrying genes only from its father, a result of a rare phenomenon called androgenesis never before documented in vertebrates.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-26:14:6:1

Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs

Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-24:20:6:2

ScienceTake: How Demands of Female Birds Changed the DNA of a Species

Researchers found the minimal changes in DNA that have produced nine different species of southern capuchino seedeaters.

From the NYTimes News-2017-5-24:20:6:1

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Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Philosophical Transactions B entitled Animal coloration edited by Tim Caro, Mary Caswell Stoddard and Devi Stuart-Fox. Content is open. (May 26).

T.Werner and J.Jaenike have published a guidebook to the Drosophilids of the Midwest and Northeast, which can be downloaded as a free eBook. (May 14).

Flora Unveiled The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants, by L.Taiz and L.Taiz from Oxford Univ Press (May 11).

Popularizing Science, The Life and Work of JBS Haldane by K.Dronamraju from Oxford Univ Press (May 2).

The Metabolic Ghetto An Evolutionary Perspective on Nutrition, Power Relations and Chronic Disease, by J.C.K. Wells from Cambridge Univ Press (Apr 24).

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Articles added in the last three days:

May 26 12:00Selfing in haploid plants and efficacy of selection: codon usage bias in the model moss Physcomitrella patens - Péter Szövényi et al. (GBE)
May 26 12:00Disentangling timing of admixture, patterns of introgression and phenotypic indicators in a hybridizing wolf population - M Galaverni et al. (MBE)
May 26 08:00A non-photosynthetic diatom reveals early steps of reductive evolution in plastids - Ryoma Kamikawa et al. (MBE)
May 25 08:00Genome size in North American fireflies: Substantial variation likely driven by neutral processes - Sarah Sander Lower et al. (GBE)
May 25 08:00The evolutionary landscape of Dbl-like RhoGEF families: adapting eukaryotic cells to environmental signals. - Philippe Fort, Anne Blangy (GBE)
May 25 08:00Transcriptome-wide identification and expression analysis of DIVARICATA- and RADIALIS-like genes of the Mediterranean orchid Orchis italica - Maria Carmen Valoroso, Sofia De Paolo, Giovanni Iazzetti, Serena Aceto (GBE)
May 25 08:00Genome-wide SNP analysis reveals distinct origins of Trypanosoma evansi and Trypanosoma equiperdum - Bart Cuypers et al. (GBE)
May 25 08:00Rapidly evolving Toll-3/4 genes encode male-specific Toll-like receptors in Drosophila - Tera C. Levin, Harmit S. Malik (MBE)
May 25 08:00Mitochondrial retroprocessing promoted functional transfers of rpl5 to the nucleus in grasses - Zhiqiang Wu et al. (MBE)

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