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Global Health: Snakes Leave Identity Within Their Fang Marks

DNA information can show what kind of antivenin to use, or if one is even needed.

From the NYTimes News-2014-11-17:20:6:1

Tefé Journal: Fishermen in Brazil Save a River Goliath, and Their Livelihoods

Efforts to save the pirarucu, one of the world's largest freshwater fish, have been a success while offering a strategy for fending off a broader freshwater extinction crisis.

From the NYTimes News-2014-11-13:20:6:1

Keeping Mates Close and Competition Out in an Ocean Sponge

Evolution has come up with many strategies for successful mating. For one kind of marine crustacean, that means a game of cat and mouse with mates and competitors.

From the NYTimes News-2014-11-13:14:6:1

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The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems by D.Shuker & L.Simmons, Eds. from Oxford Univ Press (Nov18).

A Field Guide to Economics for Conservationists by B.Fisher et al. from Roberts & Company Publ (Nov14).

Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Become Birds, by J.Pickrell from Columbia Univ Press (Nov13).

Darwin's Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin, by C.Johnson from Oxford Univ Press (Nov10).

Aristotle's Lantern, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors in Biological Order by J.D.Archibald, from Columbia Univ Press (Nov 5).

A campaign by Sam MacKinnon to support a documentary about origin of life research. (Nov 4).

Tree of Life by P.Vargas & R.Zardoya, from Sinauer (Oct 28).

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Articles added in the last three days:

Nov 21 11:59History of Plastid DNA Insertions Reveals Weak Deletion and AT Mutation Biases in Angiosperm Mitochondrial Genomes - Daniel B. Sloan, Zhiqiang Wu (GBE)
Nov 21 11:58Rare variation facilitates inferences of fine-scale population structure in humans - Timothy D. O'Connor et al. (MBE)
Nov 21 07:59Spontaneous Encapsulation and Concentration of Biological Macromolecules in Liposomes: An Intriguing Phenomenon and Its Relevance in Origins of Life - Tereza Pereira de Souza et al. (JME)
Nov 21 07:59Horizontal gene transfer of chlamydial-like tRNA genes into early vascular plant mitochondria - Nils Knie, Monika Polsakiewicz, Volker Knoop (MBE)
Nov 21 07:59Origin and Diversification of a Salamander Sex Pheromone System - Sunita Janssenswillen et al. (MBE)
Nov 21 07:59Phylogeny of zebrafish, a 'model species', within Danio, a 'model genus' - Braedan M. McCluskey, John H. Postlethwait (MBE)

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