Evolutionary Biology

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New study in maternal effects


The eating habits of mothers may be key to keeping wild animal populations steady, a study suggests.

Published 11 January.

Study charts hotspots for bat virus


Edinburgh scientists have helped pinpoint world regions most at risk of bat viruses spilling over into humans.

Published 11 January.

Gene linked to big salmon


A gene has been identified that influences the size to which adult salmon grow.

Published 10 November.

Tadpoles delay becoming frogs


Some tadpoles delay developing into frogs until an entire year after hatching, perhaps because they can gain advantages by waiting, a study suggests.

Published 26 October.

How organisms cope with changes


A small freshwater plant that has evolved to live in harsh seawater is giving scientists insight into how living things adapt to changes in their environment.

Published 15 October.


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