Section Editor: Evolutionary developmental biology and morphology
- Sylvie Mazan, CNRS
Section Editor: Experimental evolution
- Michael Brockhurst, University of York
Section Editors: Genome evolution and evolutionary systems biology
- Maria Anisimova, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
- David Liberles, Temple University
- Arndt von Haeseler, Max F Perutz Laboratories
Section Editors: Phylogenetics and phylogeography
- Herve Philippe, Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling
Section Editor: Speciation and evolutionary genetics
- Hirohisa Kishino, University of Tokyo
Section Editor: Theories and models
- Susanna Manrubia, National Biotechnology Centre (CSIC), Madrid
- Christopher Foote, BioMed Central
Crucial to the spread of the octopus from tropics to poles is their ability to sustain oxygen supply even at sub-zero temperatures; molecular and structural evolution of the octopus blood-carrying molecule appears to be key to this.
Larger brain size in males is a pattern persisting throughout primate and human evolution; new experiments suggest a major role for estrogen in down-regulating genes linked to brain size, resulting in the smaller female brain size.
An exquisitely preserved fossil rhizome from a Jurassic era species of royal fern adds new morphological evidence to the controversial question of these plants evolutionary origins.
The last ice age substantially shaped distributions of the spotted snow skink, a reptile found only in Tasmania, but in differing ways between north-western and south-eastern populations, patterns which could be replicated in other species.
A bloom of cytochrome P450 encoding genes in the parsley family, resulting from a proliferation of gene duplications, gives insights into the evolution of chemicals crucial to plants in protecting themselves against insects.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:144
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