Topic: Speciation

Rare Evolutionary Event Detected

May 23, 2016
Budding yeast added new noncoding introns to genome

After nearly a half trillion tries, a rare event was seen that might solve an evolutionary puzzle about noncoding sequences of DNA in genomes and address speciation and the cause of diseases like cancer.

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Scientists Find a Population of Butterflies That Appears to Be Splitting Into Two Species

Nov. 5, 2009

Breaking up may actually not be hard to do, say scientists who've found a population of tropical butterflies that may be on its way to a split into two distinct species.

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Two Young University of Texas at Austin Biologists Receive Six Years of Research Funding from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

March 26, 2009

Two University of Texas at Austin biologists join 50 of the nation's best early career science faculty to focus on their boldest and potentially transformative research ideas with support from a new initiative from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

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Scientists Find New Clues to Explain Amazonian Biodiversity

July 23, 2008

Ice age climate change and ancient flooding--but not barriers created by rivers--may have promoted the evolution of new insect species in the Amazon region of South America, a new study suggests.

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