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Domesticated wheat has complex parentage
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:00:24 EST
Certain types of domesticated wheat have complicated origins, with genetic contributions from wild and cultivated wheat populations on opposite sides of the Fertile Crescent.

Study traces evolution of acoustic communication
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:08:31 EST
A study tracing acoustic communication across the tree of life of land-living vertebrates reveals that the ability to vocalize goes back hundreds of millions of years, is associated with a nocturnal lifestyle and has remained stable. Surprisingly, acoustic communication does not seem to drive the formation of new species across vertebrates.

Scientists uncover how an explosion of new genes explain the origin of land plants
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:18:43 EST
Scientists have made a significant discovery about the genetic origins of how plants evolved from living in water to land 470 million years ago.

'Living fossil' may upend basic tenet of evolutionary theory
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:18:37 EST
A research team has discovered the first conclusive evidence that selection may also occur at the level of the epigenome -- a term that refers to an assortment of chemical 'annotations' to the genome that determine whether, when and to what extent genes are activated -- and has done so for tens of millions of years.

The mysterious, legendary giant squid's genome is revealed
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:04:20 EST
Important clues about the anatomy and evolution of the mysterious giant squid (Architeuthis dux) are revealed through publication of its full genome sequence.