Tag: Evolutionary rate

Biology

“Frozen evolution” of an RNA virus suggests accidental release as a potential cause of arbovirus re-emergence

Newsemia
by David J. Pascall, Kyriaki Nomikou, Emmanuel Bréard, Stephan Zientara, Ana da Silva Filipe, Bernd Hoffmann, Maude Jacquot, Joshua B. Singer, Kris De Clercq, Anette...
Biology

Song playbacks demonstrate slower evolution of song discrimination in birds from Amazonia than from temperate North America

Newsemia
by Jason T. Weir, Trevor D. Price Genetic data indicate differences in speciation rate across latitudes, but underlying causes have been difficult to assess because...
Biology

Genotype network intersections promote evolutionary innovation

Newsemia
by Devin P. Bendixsen, James Collet, Bjørn Østman, Eric J. Hayden Evolutionary innovations are qualitatively novel traits that emerge through evolution and increase biodiversity. The...
Biology

Extensive loss of cell-cycle and DNA repair genes in an ancient lineage of bipolar budding yeasts

Newsemia
by Jacob L. Steenwyk, Dana A. Opulente, Jacek Kominek, Xing-Xing Shen, Xiaofan Zhou, Abigail L. Labella, Noah P. Bradley, Brandt F. Eichman, Neža Čadež, Diego...
Biology

Plane inclinations: A critique of hypothesis and model choice in Barbi et al

Newsemia
by Saul Justin Newman This study highlights how the mortality plateau in Barbi and colleagues can be generated by low-frequency, randomly distributed age-misreporting errors. Furthermore,...

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