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Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction

A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.

From the BBC News-2019-12-12:20:6:1

DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan

Scientists calculate the lifespans of long-lost species, including ancient human relatives.

From the BBC News-2019-12-12:14:6:1

The Case of a Man With Two Sets of DNA Raises More Questions

A crime lab studied a patient's response to a bone marrow transplant. Readers requested more information about the perplexing findings.

From the NYTimes News-2019-12-12:14:6:2

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Foundations of Social Evolution (Monographs in Behavior and Ecology) by Steven A. Frank from Princeton Univ Press (Dec 8).

The Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Philosophical Transactions Series B entitled Linking the mitochondrial genotype to phenotype. (Dec 3).

Levels of Selection in Evolution (Monographs in Behavior and Ecology), edited by Laurent Keller, from Princeton Univ Press (Dec 2).

The National Science Foundation's Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) will begin to hold monthly Virtual Office Hours to discuss a variety of topics on the second Monday of every month. (Nov 26).

Social Evolution in Ants by Andrew F.G. Bourke and Nigel R. Franks from Princeton Univ Press (Nov 23).

Journal of Evolutionary Biology has a call for papers on assortative mating for labile traits in the wild (N.Dingemanse & B.Class) (Nov 18).

The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve by Steve Stewart-Williams from Cambridge University Press (Nov 17).

Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour, Second Edition: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops by Keiron Pim from Experiment (Nov 11).

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Dec 12 12:00Functional genomics of a symbiotic community: shared traits in the olive fruit fly gut microbiota - Frances Blow et al. (GBE)
Dec 11 12:00Microsporidia with vertical transmission were likely shaped by nonadaptive processes - Karen L Haag et al. (GBE)
Dec 11 12:00A Bayesian implementation of the multispecies coalescent model with introgression for phylogenomic analysis - Thomas Flouris, Xiyun Jiao, Bruce Rannala, Ziheng Yang (MBE)
Dec 11 12:00Linking Branch Lengths Across Sets of Loci Provides the Highest Statistical Support for Phylogenetic Inference - David A Duchêne et al. (MBE)
Dec 10 16:00Convergent evolution of cysteine-rich keratins in hard skin appendages of terrestrial vertebrates - Florian Ehrlich et al. (MBE)
Dec 10 12:00A high-quality reference genome assembly of the saltwater crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, reveals patterns of selection in Crocodylidae - Arnab Ghosh et al. (GBE)
Dec 10 12:00Evolutionary dynamics of structural variation at a key locus for color pattern diversification in cichlid fishes - Claudius F Kratochwil et al. (GBE)
Dec 10 12:00Sexual Selection Shapes Seminal Vesicle Secretion Gene Expression in House Mice - Leigh W Simmons, Nadia S Sloan, Renée C Firman (MBE)
Dec 10 12:00Ancestral hybridisation facilitated species diversification in the Lake Malawi cichlid fish adaptive radiation - Hannes Svardal et al. (MBE)
Dec 10 12:00Distinct evolutionary trajectories of neuronal and hair cell nicotinic acetylcholine receptors - Irina Marcovich et al. (MBE)

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