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Human Malaria Parasite's Evolution Refined by Genomes of Great Ape Pathogens - GenomeWeb


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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – By sequencing a family of malaria parasites that infect gorillas and chimpanzees, a team from the UK, France, Kenya, and Gabon got a glimpse at the evolutionary history and virulence-related adaptations of the human malaria ...

Deadly malaria's evolution revealed - Science Daily


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The evolutionary path of the deadliest human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, has been revealed for the first time. This parasite is a member of a parasite family called the Laverania that only infect the great apes including humans ...

Nipam Patel appointed director of the Marine Biological Laboratory - UChicago News


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Nipam Patel, a leading scholar in modern evolutionary and developmental biology, has been appointed director of the Marine Biological Laboratory, an affiliate of the University of Chicago. In addition, Patel will be appointed as a faculty member at the ...

Phylogenetic Systematics, a.k.a. Evolutionary Trees

Berkeley - United States

tutorial from the Understanding Evolution website covering: how to read an evolutionary tree, how to classify organisms based on evolutionary trees, how to reconstruct an evolutionary tree, and how evolutionary trees are used.

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    Phylogenetic systematics, a.k.a. evolutionary trees

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