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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

A Man Who Played a Pivotal Role in Solving the Mystery of Life
“The Malay Archipelago” can truly be regarded as a “Biological Marvel” as its scientific status is of “The Landmark Importance in Biology”.....

Date: 25 Apr 2012, Rating: not rated

An Effort to Explain the Process of Body Formation
In this paper a model for body formation is proposed, to a large extent founded upon a
biologically extended concept of ‘altruism’, as contrasted to ‘selfishness’.

Date: 13 Feb 2011, Rating: 3.00, 14 pages

Interactions Between Species: Powerful Driving Force Behind Evolution?
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have provided the first experimental evidence that shows that evolution is driven most powerfully by interactions between species, rather than adaptation to the environment.

Date: 29 Apr 2010, Rating: 4.40

Virtual Reconstruction Of A Neanderthal Woman’s Birth Canal Reveals Insights Into Evolution Of Human Child Birth
Researchers from the University of California at Davis (USA) and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany) present a virtual reconstruction of a female Neanderthal pelvis from Tabun (Israel).

Date: 29 Apr 2010, Rating: 2.00

Did Bacteria Develop Into More Complex Cells Much Earlier in Evolution Than Thought?
Monash University biochemists have found a critical piece in the evolutionary puzzle that explains how life on Earth evolved millions of centuries ago.

Date: 29 Apr 2010, Rating: 4.00

Slowing Evolution to Stop Drug Resistance
Infectious organisms that become resistant to antibiotics are a serious threat to human society.

Date: 29 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.00

Charles Darwin: More Than the Origin
Although Charles Darwin is most well-known for his book On the Origin of Species, in which he described the process of natural selection, he greatly contributed to many specific fields within biology.

Date: 29 Apr 2010, Rating: 2.80

Solution To Darwin's Dilemma Of 1859
A solution to the puzzle which has come to be known as ‘Darwin’s Dilemma’ has been uncovered by scientists

Date: 29 Apr 2010, Rating: not rated

Charles Darwin Really Did Have Advanced Ideas About The Origin Of Life
When Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species 150 years ago, he deliberately avoided the subject of the origin of life.

Date: 29 Apr 2010, Rating: 1.00

Why Do We Choose Our Mates? Ask Charles Darwin, Prof Says
Charles Darwin wrote about it 150 years ago: animals don't pick their mates by pure chance – it's a process that is deliberate and involves numerous factors.

Date: 29 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.50

Awareness Of Darwin Not Evolving
What has the public learned from the Darwin 200 celebrations?

Date: 29 Apr 2010, Rating: not rated

Darwin Killed Off The Werewolf
It was Darwinian theory that did away with the werewolf.

Date: 29 Apr 2010, Rating: 2.50

Coelacanth fossil sheds light on fin-to-limb evolution
A 400 million-year-old fossil of a coelacanth fin, the first finding of its kind, fills a shrinking evolutionary gap between fins and limbs.

Date: 13 Apr 2009, Rating: 3.33

Study questions 'cost of complexity' in evolution
Higher organisms do not have a "cost of complexity" - or slowdown in the evolution of complex traits - according to a report by researchers at Yale and Washington University in Nature.

Date: 13 Apr 2009, Rating: 2.00

Scientists fix bugs in our understanding of evolution
What makes a human different from a chimp?

Date: 13 Apr 2009, Rating: 2.67

Tuatara, the fastest evolving animal
New DNA research has questioned previous notions about the evolution of the tuatara

Date: 13 Apr 2009, Rating: 3.80

Europeans' understanding of science, evolution, more advanced than Americans
SAN FRANCISCO — When it comes to scientific literacy, Americans aren't nearly as evolved as they may think. In fact, only about 40 percent of American adults accept the basic idea of evolution, a figure much lower than any European country.

Date: 13 Apr 2009, Rating: 3.00

Reverse evolution in real-time
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia scientists turn back clock on evolution in fruit fly to provide key insights into basic mechanisms of evolution

Date: 13 Apr 2009, Rating: 3.00

Does evolution select for faster evolvers?
It's a mystery why the speed and complexity of evolution appear to increase with time.

Date: 13 Apr 2009, Rating: 3.75

Auto-immunity as Evolutionary by Product of Adoptive Immunity and Source ofAnti-tumor Immunity Failure
One of the biggest threats to survival is infection, so that the immune system is under permanent
and strong evolutionary pressure to be highly responsive.

Date: 2 Mar 2009, Rating: 4.09, 5 pages