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04.05.2015

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
30.04.2015

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
24.04.2015

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).
09.04.2015

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.
13.03.2015

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
09.03.2015

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
08.03.2015

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.003
08.03.2015

Diversity and distribution of unicellular opisthokonts along the European coast analysed using high-throughput sequencing

Ref. Art.: Campo, J., et al. 2015. Diversity and distribution of unicellular opisthokonts along the European coast analysed using high-throughput sequencing. Environmental Microbiology doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12759
08.03.2015

Systematic revision of the genus Calligrapha Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae) in Central America: The group of Calligrapha argus Stål

Ref. Art. Gómez-Zurita, J. 2015. Systematic revision of the genus Calligrapha Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae) in Central America: The group of Calligrapha argus Stål. Zootaxa (monograph) 3922: 1-71.
23.02.2015

Using null models to identify under-represented species in protected areas: A case study using European amphibians and reptiles

Ref Art. Sánchez-Fernández, D., Abellán P. 2015. Using null models to identify under-represented species in protected areas: A case study using European amphibians and reptiles. Biological Conservation http: //dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.02.006

 

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