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Red panda and giant panda genomes show convergent evolution - Ars Technica


Ars Technica
Even though bats and birds didn't evolve from a common ancestor, they both have wings. This phenomenon, called convergent evolution, sees species in similar ecological niches evolving similar adaptations—not because they're closely related, but ...

One of the Oldest Questions in Biology Is Finally at Its End, Why Do Organisms Reproduce Sexually? - Big Think


Big Think
Biologists have been speculating on the reason why such a complicated process for reproduction, sex, became the most common mode for advanced organisms, particularly when asexual reproduction has so many advantages. It is easier, faster, uses a lot ...

RNA Metabolism Modifying sex in flies - Nature.com


Nature.com
N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is the most common mRNA modification in eukaryotes, but its functions are not well understood. Now, two studies in Nature report a role for m6A in the regulation of sex determination in Drosophila melanogaster. Lence et al. set ...

Common Missouri Spiders

Monett - United States

Descriptions and pictures of spiders indigenous to Missouri, USA.

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Common Missouri Wasps and Bees
United States

This site offers lots of detailed information on wasps and bees, particularly those found in Missouri.

Common Spiders in Japan
Japan

Line drawings, photos, and notes by Mikio Sekine. Also short articles on various insects.

Common Spiders Found Around Homes and Buildings
United States

Features common Kentucky spiders and provdes information about the differnt spider types.

Palystes: Rain Spiders, Lizard-eating Spiders
South Africa

Photographs and information on South African species in this genus.

Black Widow Spiders and Other Spiders of Medical Importance
United States

Brief information on the black widow and brown recluse; links to related web sites.

Latrodectus: Button Spiders, Widow Spiders
South Africa

Photographs and information on South African species in this genus.

Close-up View of Common Knotweed, Common Lamb's-quarters and Sheep Sorrel
United States

Photographic study by Brian Johnston of these three species, Polygonum arenastrum, Chenopodium album and Rumex acetosella.

Sicarius: Six-eyed Crab Spiders, Six-eyed Sand Spiders
South Africa

Photographs and information on South African species from the Biodiversity Explorer.

United States

Collection of news stories and photos about mountain lions in Missouri and adjacent states.

United States

Offers photos and descriptions of many of the state's beautiful wildflowers, sorted by color and scientific name.