Mikroplastik verändert Darmflora von Seevögeln Weniger vorteilhafte Bakterien, dafür mehr Krankheitserreger
Neue Augen bei Trilobiten entdeckt
How fishermen benefit from reversing evolution of cod
Was der Fischer davon hat, die Evolution des Kabeljaus zurückzudrehen
Insights into the evolution of the sense of fairness
Bryophytes branch differently… also at the molecular level
Largest amber-preserved flower
The vertebral column develops in the same way in modern animals as it did 300 million years ago
Rapid Evolution of Spermatogenesis
How cells gain control over their bacterial symbionts
Modern eukaryotic cells contain numerous so-called organelles, which once used to be independent bacteria. In order to understand how these bacteria were integrated into the cells in the course of evolution and how they are controlled, a research team from the Institute of Microbial Cell Biology at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) has examined the single-celled flagellate Angomonas deanei, which contains a bacterium that was taken up relatively recently. In the journal Current Biology, the biologists now describe how certain proteins in the flagellate control the cell division process of the bacterium, among other things.
More flexible than we thought: Worms give us new insights into the evolution and diversification of TGF-ß signaling
Two-billion-year-old enzyme reconstructed – Detective work by molecular biologists and bioinformatics researchers
Revealing the Genome of the Common Ancestor of All Mammals
Young genes adapt faster than old ones
The gene to which we owe our big brain
Did rivers influence the evolution of Sumatran Cascade Frogs?
Speeding up evolution at genome-level by alternative chromosome configuration
Global Spread of Powdery Mildew through Migration and Trade
Enzyme of bacterial origin promoted the evolution of longhorned beetles
The “fuel of evolution” is more abundant than previously thought in wild animals
Pelvic brooding in ricefishes: What factors have facilitated the evolution of the complex reproductive strategy?
The genetic origins of the world’s first farmers clarified
Sex pays off: Asexual reproduction can have negative effects on genome evolution in stick insects
Sucking millipedes: independent evolution of a complex sucking pump in arthropods
Whether nectar-sucking butterflies or blood-sucking mosquitoes – the ingestion of liquid food has long been known for many insects and other arthropods. A research team from Germany and Switzerland, led by the LIB and the University of Bonn, now shows that millipedes also use a sucking pump to ingest liquid food. A sucking pump has thus evolved independently in different groups of organisms over several 100 million years. In the process, astonishingly similar biomechanical solutions for ingesting liquid food have evolved in widely distant animal groups. The study results have been published in the journal Science Advances.