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Insights into the Evolution of Multicellularity from the Sea Lettuce Genome

A new paper from John Bothwell's group in this week's Current Biology reports the first sequenced genome of a green seaweed. 

(26 Sep 2018) » More about Insights into the Evolution of Multicellularity from the Sea Lettuce Genome


Prehistoric changes in vegetation could predict future of Earth’s ecosystems

Dramatic changes in the Earth’s vegetation at the end of the last ice age could be a sign of future climate driven changes if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut.

(3 Sep 2018) » More about Prehistoric changes in vegetation could predict future of Earth’s ecosystems


Hybridisation and detection of a hybrid zone between mesic and desert ragworts (Senecio) across an aridity gradient in the eastern Mediterranean

New research published by Richard J. Abbott, Hans P. Comes, Zoë A. Goodwin and Adrian C. Brennan
in Plant Ecology and Diversity.

(31 Jul 2018) » More about Hybridisation and detection of a hybrid zone between mesic and desert ragworts (Senecio) across an aridity gradient in the eastern Mediterranean


Spatio-temporal variation in fitness responses to contrasting environments in Arabidopsis thaliana

New research by, Moises Exposito-Alonso, Adrian C. Brennan, Carlos Alonso-Blanco, F. Xavier Picó to be published in the Journal: Evolution.

(27 Jul 2018) » More about Spatio-temporal variation in fitness responses to contrasting environments in Arabidopsis thaliana