genetic divergence

Land plants ‘evolved from conjugating green algae’


April 18th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the closest relatives to land plants are actually conjugating green algae such as Spirogyra.It was thought that Charales were the closest ... Read more...

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Polygamous mice ‘have more fertile offspring’


February 5th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 04 (ANI): A new study in mice has suggested that multiple partners may be the key to agile sperm that get the job done.Researchers Renee Firman and Leigh Simmons at ... Read more...

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First ‘genetic map’ of Han Chinese may aid search for disease susceptibility genes


November 26th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Scientists at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have published the first genetic historical map of the Han Chinese, the largest ethnic population in the world, as they ... Read more...

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Genetic analysis challenges human-chimp interbreeding


August 29th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 29 (ANI): A genetic analysis has called into question the controversial claim that early humans and chimpanzees interbred before splitting into separate species.In 2006, David Reich and his colleagues at ... Read more...

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850 mln yr old fossil traces solve major problem for origin of animal life


May 12th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered 850 million year old fossil traces in Canadian rocks, which have potentially solved a major problem for the origin of animal life.The previous oldest animal ... Read more...

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