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Scientists Sample the Ocean and Find Tiny Additions to the Tree of Life

Researchers studied plankton from around the globe and uncovered vast genetic diversity and clues to how warming temperatures may affect ocean life.

From the NYTimes News-2015-5-21:20:6:1

DNA hints at earlier dog evolution

Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some studies suggest.

From the BBC News-2015-5-21:14:6:1

VIDEO: Saving North Yorkshire's Tansy beetle

A breeding programme is being set up for the rare Tansy beetle, which is threatened with extinction.

From the BBC News-2015-5-17:8:5:1

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Evolutionary Biology series, request for topics. (May 7).

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Y.N.Harari from Harper Collins (May 1).

The Genealogy Of A Gene, by M.W.Jackson from MIT Press (May 1).

Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates, and Spruce in the Amazon, by J.Hemming from Thames and Hudson (Apr 22).

The Least Likely Man: Marshall Nirenberg and the Discovery of the Genetic Code, by F.H.Portugal, from MIT Press (Apr 22).

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Y.Harari from Harper (Apr 14).

Do scientists pay out-of-pocket to be researchers? Survey (Apr 8).

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Articles added in the last three days:

May 21 08:00Intron invasions trace algal speciation and reveal nearly identical Arctic and Antarctic Micromonas populations - Melinda P. Simmons et al. (MBE)
May 20 16:00Adaptation to low salinity promotes genomic divergence in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) - Paul R. Berg et al. (GBE)
May 20 16:00Evolution of the Translocation and Assembly Module (TAM) - Eva Heinz, Joel Selkrig, Matthew Belousoff, Trevor Lithgow (GBE)
May 20 16:00Dual organellar targeting of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases in diatoms and cryptophytes - Gillian H. Gile, Daniel Moog, Claudio H. Slamovits, Uwe-G. Maier, John M. Archibald (GBE)
May 20 08:00Genome-wide analysis in three Fusarium pathogens identifies rapidly evolving chromosomes and genes associated with pathogenicity - Jana Sperschneider et al. (GBE)
May 19 20:00Phylogeographic analyses of American black bears (Ursus americanus) suggest four glacial refugia and complex patterns of post-glacial admixture - Emily E. Puckett, Paul D. Etter, Eric A. Johnson, Lori S. Eggert (MBE)
May 19 12:00Rapid molecular evolution across amniotes of the IIS/TOR network - Suzanne E. McGaugh et al. (PNAS)

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