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Historical genomes reveal recent changes in genetic health of eastern gorillas

Historical genomes reveal recent changes in genetic health of eastern gorillas

Press Releases   •   Dec 27, 2018 16:00 GMT

The critically endangered Grauer’s gorilla has recently lost genetic diversity and has experienced an increase in harmful mutations. These conclusions were reached by an international team of researchers who sequenced eleven genomes from eastern gorilla specimens collected up to 100 years ago, and compared these with genomes from present-day individuals. Results are published in Current Biology.

Biologists shed new light on an old question

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2018 17:00 GMT

For nearly 100 years biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. If nature selects the individuals with the best genes then why aren’t all organisms the same? Recent findings made at Uppsala University suggest that the answer could be sex.

Gigantic mammal “cousin” discovered

Gigantic mammal “cousin” discovered

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2018 19:00 GMT

During the Triassic period mammal-like reptiles called therapsids co-existed with ancestors to dinosaurs, crocodiles, mammals, pterosaurs, turtles, frogs, and lizards. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden, together with colleagues in Poland, have discovered fossils from a new genus of gigantic dicynodont. The new species Lisowicia bojani is described in the journal Science.

The unintended consequences of dams and reservoirs

The unintended consequences of dams and reservoirs

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2018 16:54 GMT

An international team of drought scientists show that while many dams and reservoirs are built, or expanded, to alleviate droughts and water shortages, they can paradoxically contribute to make them worse. The study is published in Nature Sustainability.

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Microscopic animal fossils

Microscopic animal fossils

From left; the oldest known pterobranch hemichordate; teeth from a priapulid, a sediment dwelling predatory worm; the carapace of a tiny ...

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Photographer / Source Slater, Willman, Budd, Peel
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Brillesø

Brillesø

The site from which the fossils were recovered.

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Photographer / Source John S. Peel
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Demographic_model

Demographic model of African history and estimated divergences. Vertical colored lines represent migration, with down-pointing triangles ...

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Photographer / Source Uppsala University
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Diarmaid_Hughes

Diarmaid Hughes at Uppsala University, Sweden.

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Photographer / Source Mikael Wallerstedt
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