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Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology is a subfield in biology that is concerned with the gradual change in the traits of living organisms over generations, especially the emergence of new species. It studies the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or of a taxonomic group of organisms.

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Evolutionary Biology Articles

The Context of Human Genetic Evolution
The debate on modern human origins has often focused on the relationship between genes and fossils.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Promiscuity May Be Key Factor In Immune System Evolution, Study Suggests
A new study indicates that evolution of the immune system may be directly linked to the sexual activity of a species.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

The First Laugh: New Study Posits Evolutionary Origins Of Two Distinct Types Of Laughter
In an important new study from the forthcoming Quarterly Review of Biology, biologists from Binghamton University explore the evolution of two distinct types of laughter -- laughter which is stimulus-driven and laughter which is self-generated and strateg

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.00

Sex, cleaner of genomes
The finding supports a hypothesis that sex is an evolutionary housekeeper that adeptly reorders genes and efficiently removes deleterious gene mutations. The study also suggests sexual reproduction maintains its own existence by punishing, in a sense, ind

Date: 20 Jun 2006, Rating: 7.00