Evolutionary biology

Evolutionary biology is a subdiscipline of the biological sciences concerned with the origin of life and the diversification and adaptation of life forms over time.

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  • News and Views |

    A comparative analysis of developmental transcriptomes across Metazoa provides a quantitative approach to test scenarios of life-cycle evolution and supports an ancestral adult form with later intercalation of larval stages.

    • Konstantin Khalturin
  • News and Views |

    The existence of trade-offs between traits under selection is a fundamental concept in evolutionary biology. Analysis of a densely sampled collection of adaptive mutations in yeast reveals that no single mutation can allow it to overcome detected trade-offs between key traits under selection.

    • Danna R. Gifford
  • Research Highlights |

    A study in Nature Ecology and Evolution reports the genome sequence of the Komodo dragon and describes genomic features that may underlie its distinct physiology.

    • Dorothy Clyde