Origin, conservation and diversification of IP3R

The study provides an evolutionary framework of two of the major Ca2+ channels, IP3 receptors and ryanodine receptors. Ref. Art.: Alzayady KJ, Sebé-Pedrós A, [...], Ruiz-Trillo I, Yule DI (2015). Tracing the Evolutionary History of IP3R: Insights from Analyses of Capsaspora owczarzaki Ca2+ Release Channel Orthologs. Molecular Biology and Evolution

BEE DEVICES and other curious observations

Opening event on the 7th of May at 18.00h at the Hall of CMIMA - Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta 39-47; 08003 Barcelona. Beverages will be served during the event and we will be offered a welcome discourse by Anna Omedes, director of the Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona.

Mathematical model for genetically-driven Red Queen dynamics

A deep investigation of the chaotic regime. Ref. Art.: Duarte J, Rodrigues C, Januario C, Martins N, and Sardanyes J (2015). How complex, probable, and predictable is genetically driven Red Queen chaos?. Acta Biotheoretica

Re-inventing ancient human DNA

Review about how recent technological improvements have rapidly transformed ancient human DNA research from a highly controversial subject to a central component of modern anthropological research. Ref. Art.: Re-inventing ancient human DNA (2015). Knapp M, Lalueza-Fox C, and Hofreiter M. Investigative Genetics

Structural Determinants of Criticality in Biological Networks

New review discusses recent studies on the criticality of neuronal and genetic networks, and the implications of network theory when assessing the evolutionary features of criticality. Ref. Art.: Valverde S et al (2015). Structural Determinants of Criticality in Biological Networks. Frontiers in Physiology

CEXS-UPF: The Department of Experimental and Health Sciences has been recognized as a "Maria de Maeztu" Excellence Unit by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

The Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) includes 8 laboratories of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC - UPF).

L'endogàmia en els goril·les de muntanya pot ajudar a salvar l'espècie

The work performed by an international team with the participation of IBE has been published today in Science journal
Ref. Art. Xue I. et al. (2015). Mountain gorilla genomes reveal the impact of long-term population decline and inbreeding. Science.

Discovered three new species of Reptilia, Gekkonidae from Yemen and Ethiopia

Ref. Art.: Šmíd, et al. 2015. Multilocus phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the Hemidactylus robustus species group (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) with descriptions of three new species from Yemen and Ethiopia. Systematics and Biodiversity, 1-23. DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2014.996264

Insect metamorphosis depends on a small RNA chain

A study reveals that the correct metamorphosis of insects depends on a microRNA, a small strand of RNA, of only 20 nucleotides. Ref. Art.: Lozano, et al. 2015.  MiR-2 family regulates insect metamorphosis by controlling the juvenile hormone signaling pathway. PNAS DOI 10.1073/pnas.1418522112

Cryptic diversity within the Anatololacerta species complex (Squamata:Lacertidae) in the Anatolian Peninsula: Evidence from a multi-locus approach.

Ref. Art.: Bellati A., et al. 2015. Cryptic diversity within the Anatololacerta species complex (Squamata:Lacertidae) in the Anatolian Peninsula: Evidence from a multi-locus approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.


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