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.

Evolutionary Biology Articles

A Man Who Played a Pivotal Role in Solving the Mystery of Life

25 Apr 2012

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“The Malay Archipelago” can truly be regarded as a “Biological Marvel” as its scientific status is of “The Landmark Importance in Biology”.....

An Effort to Explain the Process of Body Formation

13 Feb 2011

Rating: 3.00

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’.

Interactions Between Species: Powerful Driving Force Behind Evolution?

29 Apr 2010

Rating: 4.40

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.

Virtual Reconstruction Of A Neanderthal Woman’s Birth Canal Reveals Insights Into Evolution Of Human Child Birth

29 Apr 2010

Rating: 2.00

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).

Did Bacteria Develop Into More Complex Cells Much Earlier in Evolution Than Thought?

29 Apr 2010

Rating: 4.00

Monash University biochemists have found a critical piece in the evolutionary puzzle that explains how life on Earth evolved millions of centuries ago.

Slowing Evolution to Stop Drug Resistance

29 Apr 2010

Rating: 3.00

Infectious organisms that become resistant to antibiotics are a serious threat to human society.

Charles Darwin: More Than the Origin

29 Apr 2010

Rating: 2.80

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.

Solution To Darwin's Dilemma Of 1859

29 Apr 2010

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

Charles Darwin Really Did Have Advanced Ideas About The Origin Of Life

29 Apr 2010

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When Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species 150 years ago, he deliberately avoided the subject of the origin of life.

Why Do We Choose Our Mates? Ask Charles Darwin, Prof Says

29 Apr 2010

Rating: 3.50

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.

Awareness Of Darwin Not Evolving

29 Apr 2010

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What has the public learned from the Darwin 200 celebrations?

Darwin Killed Off The Werewolf

29 Apr 2010

Rating: 2.50

It was Darwinian theory that did away with the werewolf.

Coelacanth fossil sheds light on fin-to-limb evolution

13 Apr 2009

Rating: 3.33

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.

Study questions 'cost of complexity' in evolution

13 Apr 2009

Rating: 2.00

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.

Scientists fix bugs in our understanding of evolution

13 Apr 2009

Rating: 2.67

What makes a human different from a chimp?

Tuatara, the fastest evolving animal

13 Apr 2009

Rating: 3.80

New DNA research has questioned previous notions about the evolution of the tuatara

Europeans' understanding of science, evolution, more advanced than Americans

13 Apr 2009

Rating: 3.00

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.

Reverse evolution in real-time

13 Apr 2009

Rating: 3.00

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

Does evolution select for faster evolvers?

13 Apr 2009

Rating: 3.75

It's a mystery why the speed and complexity of evolution appear to increase with time.

Auto-immunity as Evolutionary by Product of Adoptive Immunity and Source ofAnti-tumor Immunity Failure

2 Mar 2009

Rating: 4.09

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.