New clues to the prevalence of magnetotactic bacteria suggest that diverse animals may employ microbes for help with long-distance navigation.
We looked at some papers claiming to see evolution happening in real time, to see if natural selection has actually invented a new function, or just broke an existing function.
To help further explain this concept, I would like to introduce readers to my pet bunny, Daisy.
It’s been known for some time that bacteria evade antibiotics by mutating the target of the antibiotic, often at a cost to themselves.
Winston Ewert recently published a paper in BIO-Complexity suggesting that life is better explained by a dependency graph than by a phylogenetic tree.