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The colorful history of plastids

Credit: S Sibbald and J Archibald A billion years ago, a single-celled eukaryote engulfed a cyanobacterium--an organism capable of converting the sun's energy into food in the form of carbohydrates. In one of the single most

Evolution makes the world less ragged

How does evolution impact ecological patterns? It helps smooth out the rough edges, says UConn Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Mark Urban. Urban led an international team of researchers through a review of the history of…

Group genomics drive aggression in honey bees

Credit: Photo by Manuel A. Giannoni-Guzman CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Researchers often study the genomes of individual organisms to try to tease out the relationship between genes and behavior. A new study of Africanized honey bees reveals,…