EVOLUTION RESEARCH NEWS

News: 2003

News relating to evolution from American Scientist, Nature, Science ,and Scientific American are listed. The most recent articles are first.

NATURE: Search
SCIENCE: The Latest, Search , Evolution , Paleontology , Anthropology , Molecular Biology , Genetics.


COLOR KEY:
Artificial Life; Origin of Life, Eukaryotes, Organelles; Origin/Evolution of Prokaryotes, Viruses, Introns, etc.
Ancient Birds; Dinosaurs; Other Ancient Reptiles
Human Origins and Evolution; Domestication
Other Evolutionary Biology
Political, Religious, and Educational Issues

 
Stemmer and Holland, 2003 Nov-Dec. Survival of the Fittest Molecule. American Scientist (Nov-Dec 2003). "Biochemists harness a novel form of evolution to sculpt new compounds for the fight against dengue fever, cancer and other modern plagues."

 
Wong, 2003 Nov. Stranger in a New Land. Scientific American (Nov 2003). "Stunning finds in the Republic of Georgia upend long-standing ideas about the first hominids to journey out of Africa."

 
Loewe et al., 2003 Nov 28. High Deleterious Genomic Mutation Rate in Stationary Phase of Escherichia coli. Science 302:1558-1560.

 
SEARLS, 2003 Nov 27. Linguistics: Trees of life and of language. (restricted access) Nature 426:391. "The dating of ancient languages by a technique called glottochronology is undergoing a revival, stimulated by the computational and statistical methods used to tease out evolutionary relationships in biology."

 
BLAXTER, 2003 Nov 27. Comparative genomics: Two worms are better than one. (restricted access) Nature 426:395. "The genome of the microscopic worm Caenorhabditis briggsae has been sequenced, and shows some remarkable differences from the genome of the better known — and physically similar — C. elegans."

 
GRAY AND ATKINSON, 2003 Nov 27. Language-tree divergence times support the Anatolian theory of Indo-European origin. Nature 426:435.

 
WIKRAMANAYAKE et al., 2003 Nov 27. An ancient role for nuclear -catenin in the evolution of axial polarity and germ layer segregation. Nature 426:446.

 
Lynch and Conery, 2003 Nov 21. The Origins of Genome Complexity. Science 302:1401-1404.

 
García-Ruiz et al., 2003 Nov 14. Silica-Carbonate Structures and Detection of Ancient Microfossils. Science 302:1194-1197.

 
Holden, 2003 Nov 14. TEACHING EVOLUTION: Texas Resolves War Over Biology Texts. Science 302:1130.

 
VOLLRATH, 2003 Nov 13. Web masters. (restricted access) Nature 426:121. "Spiders' silky skills hold the key to their evolutionary success."
Book Review of Spider Webs and Silks: Tracing Evolution from Molecules to Genes to Phenotypes by Catherine L. Craig.

 
HENZE AND MARTIN, 2003 Nov 13. Evolutionary biology: Essence of mitochondria. (restricted access) Nature 426:127. "For years, a unicellular creature called Giardia has occupied a special place in biology because it was thought to lack mitochondria. But it does have them — though tiny, they pack a surprising anaerobic punch."

 
GUTHRIE, 2003 Nov 13. Rapid body size decline in Alaskan Pleistocene horses before extinction. Nature 426:169.

 
Dermitzakis et al., 2003 Nov 07. Evolutionary Discrimination of Mammalian Conserved Non-Genic Sequences (CNGs). Science 302:1033-1035.

 
Michael et al., 2003 Nov 07. Enhanced Fitness Conferred by Naturally Occurring Variation in the Circadian Clock. Science 302:1049-1053.

 
Lu et al., 2003 Nov 07. Comment on "Chromosomal Speciation and Molecular Divergence-Accelerated Evolution in Rearranged Chromosomes". (restricted access) Science 302:988.

 
Navarro et al., 2003 Nov 07. Response to Comment on "Chromosomal Speciation and Molecular Divergence-Accelerated Evolution in Rearranged Chromosomes". (restricted access) Science 302:988.

 
Johnston and Stormo, 2003 Nov 07. EVOLUTION: Heirlooms in the Attic. Science 302:997-999.

 
GAGE, 2003 Nov 06. Evolutionary biology: Scramble for the eggs. Nature 426:22. "Copulating cockerels can, it seems, tailor their ejaculate to several factors: the degree of male competition, whether they have mated with the female before, and the female's reproductive 'value'."

 
UNWIN, 2003 Oct 30. Palaeontology: Smart-winged pterosaurs. (restricted access) Nature 425:910. "Why did ancient flying reptiles have so much processing-power in the back of their brain? To provide highly responsive flight control, is an answer to emerge from an innovative analysis of pterosaur skulls."

 
DUNLOP et al., 2003 Oct 30. Palaeontology: Preserved organs of Devonian harvestmen. Nature 425:916.

 
Dayton, 2003 Oct 24. MODERN HUMAN ORIGINS MEETING: Tracing the Road Down Under. Science 302:555.

 
Dayton, 2003 Oct 17. MODERN HUMAN ORIGINS MEETING: On the Trail of the First Dingo. Science 302:555-556.

 
GEE, 2003 Oct 23. Evolution: Ending incongruence. (restricted access) Nature 425:782. "Recovering the true evolutionary history of any group of organisms has seemed impossible. The availability of large amounts of genomic data promises an era in which the uncertainties are better constrained."

 
FEHR AND FISCHBACHER, 2003 Oct 23. The nature of human altruism. Nature 425:785.

 
Pennisi, 2003 Oct 17. EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY: Outside Agitators Alter Wasp Behavior. Science 302:372.

 
HARVEY AND PURVIS, 2003 Oct 16. Evolution: Opportunity versus innovation. (restricted access) Nature 425:676. "Why have some evolutionary lineages produced many more species than others? As far as one large group of birds is concerned, being in the right place at the right time is a plausible answer."

 
UESHIMA AND ASAMI, 2003 Oct 16. Evolution: Single-gene speciation by left–right reversal. Nature 425:679. "A land-snail species of polyphyletic origin results from chirality constraints on mating."

 
FOERSTER et al., 2003 Oct 16. Females increase offspring heterozygosity and fitness through extra-pair matings. Nature 425:714.

 
APESTEGUÍA AND NOVAS, 2003 Oct 09. Large Cretaceous sphenodontian from Patagonia provides insight into lepidosaur evolution in Gondwana. Nature 425:609.

 
DILLON, 2003 Oct 02. Gene autonomy: Positions, please.... (restricted access) Nature 425:457. "Position effects continue to raise questions about the physical structure of the particulate mendelian gene."

 
PARKER et al., 2003 Oct 02. Evolution of complex life cycles in helminth parasites. Nature 425:480.

 
MILLER et al., 2003 Oct 02. The oldest articulated chondrichthyan from the Early Devonian period. Nature 425:501.

 
Shermer, 2003 Sep. The Domesticated Savage. Scientific American 286:907-908.

 
Pennisi, 2003 Sep 26. MEIOTIC DRIVE: Bickering Genes Shape Evolution. Science 301:1837-1839.

 
LALAND , 2003 Sep 25. Learning to evolve . (restricted access) Nature 425:345. "A fresh look at whether learning alters the course of natural selection."
Book Review of Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered by Bruce H. Weber & David J.Depew (eds.).

 
Sánchez-Villagra et al., 2003 Sep 19. The Anatomy of the World's Largest Extinct Rodent. Science 301:1708-1710.

 
Thornton et al., 2003 Sep 19. Resurrecting the Ancestral Steroid Receptor: Ancient Origin of Estrogen Signaling. Science 301:1714-1717.

 
Alexander, 2003 Sep 19. EVOLUTION: Enhanced: A Rodent as Big as a Buffalo. Science 301:1678-1679.

 
ENRICK, 2003 Sep 18. Palaeobotany: Fishing for the first plants. (restricted access) Nature 425:248. "Sifting of organic residues from ancient rocks has netted a catch of tiny fossils that provide clues about when plant life first appeared on land."

 
FRANK, 2003 Sep 18. Viral genetics: Deadly partnerships. (restricted access) Nature 425:251. "Pairs of viral genomes work together to destroy their hosts more quickly. How this might occur remains unknown, but study of the phenomenon should provide insight into how genetic systems evolve."

 
QUIGG et al., 2003 Sep 18. The evolutionary inheritance of elemental stoichiometry in marine phytoplankton. Nature 425:291.

 
BUNCE et al., 2003 Sep 11. Extreme reversed sexual size dimorphism in the extinct New Zealand moa Dinornis. Nature 425:172-175.

 
RAINEY AND RAINEY, 2003 Sep 04. Evolution of cooperation and conflict in experimental bacterial populations. Nature 425:72.

 
CLACK et al., 2003 Sep 04. A uniquely specialized ear in a very early tetrapod. Nature 425:65.

 
VELICER AND YU, 2003 Sep 04. Evolution of novel cooperative swarming in the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus. Nature 425:75.

 
Begun, 2003 Aug. EVOLUTION: Planet of the Apes. Scientific American (Aug 2003)

 
Rieseberg et al., 2003 Aug 29. Major Ecological Transitions in Wild Sunflowers Facilitated by Hybridization. Science 301:1211-1216.

 
Abbott, 2003 Aug 29. EVOLUTION: Enhanced: Sex, Sunflowers, and Speciation. Science 301:1189-1190.

 
Gibbons, 2003 Aug 29. PALEOANTHROPOLOGY: Africans Begin to Make Their Mark in Human-Origins Research. Science 301:1178-1179.

 
ROCAP et al., 2003 Aug 28. Genome divergence in two Prochlorococcus ecotypes reflects oceanic niche differentiation. Nature 424:1042.

 
LEE et al., 2003 Aug 28. Cephalopod Hox genes and the origin of morphological novelties. Nature 424:1061.

 
GEE, 2003 Aug 21. Zoology: You aren't what you eat. (restricted access) Nature 424:885.

 
RICHARDSON AND BRAKEFIELD, 2003 Aug 21. Developmental biology: Hotspots for evolution. (restricted access) Nature 424:894.

 
SORENSON et al., 2003 Aug 21. Speciation by host switch in brood parasitic indigobirds. Nature 424:928.

 
GOMPEL AND CARROLL, 2003 Aug 21. Genetic mechanisms and constraints governing the evolution of correlated traits in drosophilid flies. Nature 424:931.

 
SUCENA et al., 2003 Aug 21. Regulatory evolution of shavenbaby/ovo underlies multiple cases of morphological parallelism. Nature 424:935.

 
Harmon et al., 2003 Aug 15. Tempo and Mode of Evolutionary Radiation in Iguanian Lizards. Science 301:961-964.

 
Narbonne, 2003 Aug 15. PALEONTOLOGY: The Crucial 80% of Life's Epic. Science 301:919.
Book Review of Life on a Young Planet -- The First Three Billion Years of Evolution by Andrew H. Knoll.

 
GOLDMAN, 2003 Aug 14. Living with the Neanderthals. (restricted access) Nature 424:726.
Book Review of Darwin's Children: Evolution Has Changed the Face of the World by Greg Bear.

 
Shubin, 2003 Aug 15. PALEONTOLOGY: Giving Fish a Hand. Science 301:766-767.
Book Review of Gaining Ground -- The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods by Jennifer A. Clack.

 
Levinton, 2003 Aug 15. EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT: Evolution as Frozen Music. Science 301:767-768.

 
Pennisi, 2003 Aug 15. EVOLUTION: Passages Found Through Labyrinth of Bacterial Evolution. Science 301:745-746.

 
ARNQVIST, 2003 Aug 07. The struggle for sexual inequality. (restricted access) Nature 424:616.
Book Review of Sex Wars: Genes, Bacteria, and Biased Sex Ratios by Michael E. N. Majerus.

 
SNOW, 2003 Aug 07. Genetic engineering: Unnatural selection. (restricted access) Nature 424:619.

 
ZSCHOKKE, 2003 Aug 07. Palaeontology: Spider-web silk from the Early Cretaceous. Nature 424:636.

 
Fredrickson , 2003 Jul. The Value of Positive Emotions. American Scientist (July 2003). "The emerging science of positive psychology is coming to understand why it's good to feel good."

 
Morris, 2003 Jul. On the First Day, God Said . . . . American Scientist (July 2003).
Book Review of In the Blink of an Eye by Andrew Parker.

 
Blackburn, 2003 Jul. Who's in Charge? . American Scientist (July 2003).
Book Review of Freedom Evolves by Daniel C. Dennett.

 
Dworkin, 2003 Jul. Ooze Clues. American Scientist (July 2003).
Book Review of Life's Origin: The Beginnings of Biological Evolution by J. William Schopf (ed.).

 
Webster et al., 2002 Jul 25. Molecular Phylogenies Link Rates of Evolution and Speciation. (restricted access) Science 301:478.

 
Pennisi, 2002 Jul 25. EVOLUTION 2003 MEETING: Male Bugs Sponge Off of Their Mates. Science 301:458.

 
Pennisi, 2002 Jul 25. EVOLUTION 2003 MEETING: Garden Flower Evolves Into Weed. Science 301:458-459.

 
Pennisi, 2002 Jul 25. EVOLUTION 2003 MEETING: Genetic Deficiency Blamed on Bacteria. Science 301:459.

 
?, 2002 Jul 24. Palaeobiology: Setting the record straight. (restricted access) Nature 424:482. "By analysing masses of data from fossils throughout the world, a group of palaeontologists hopes to address the big questions about the history of life on Earth. Quirin Schiermeier logs on to the Paleobiology Database."

 
STEARNS, 2002 Jul 24. Theoretical biology: Safeguards and spurs . (restricted access) Nature 424:501. "Biological traits are buffered against genetic and environmental upset by a process called canalization. New work suggests this may be a general feature of regulatory gene networks, selected to survive gene loss."

 
BERGMAN AND SIEGAL, 2002 Jul 24. Evolutionary capacitance as a general feature of complex gene networks. Nature 424:549.

 
King et al., 2002 Jul 18. Evolution of Key Cell Signaling and Adhesion Protein Families Predates Animal Origins. Science 301:361-363.

 
Lee, 2002 Jul 18. EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY: Reason, Rape, and Angst in Behavioral Studies. Science 301:313.

 
Smith, 2002 Jul 18. PALEONTOLOGY: Making the Best of a Patchy Fossil Record. Science 301:321-322.

 
TURCHIN, 2002 Jul 17. Ecology: Evolution in population dynamics. (restricted access) Nature 424:257. "In their study of predator–prey cycles, investigators have assumed that they do not need to worry about evolution. The discovery of population cycles driven by evolutionary factors will change that view."

 
LACALLI, 2002 Jul 17. Evolutionary biology: Body plans and simple brains . (restricted access) Nature 424:263. "Genes expressed in the vertebrate brain and spinal cord show up in the surface nerve net of a closely related group of invertebrates. Could this mean that brains started out on the body surface?"

 
YOSHIDA et al., 2002 Jul 17. Rapid evolution drives ecological dynamics in a predator–prey system. Nature 424:303.

 
CAHAN AND KELLER, 2002 Jul 17. Complex hybrid origin of genetic caste determination in harvester ants. Nature 424:306.

 
?, 2002 Jul 10. Were Cro-Magnons too like us for DNA to tell? (restricted access)Nature 424:127.

 
Waller et al., 2002 Jul 04. Comment on "A Green Algal Apicoplast Ancestor". (restricted access) Science 301:49.

 
Funes et al., 2002 Jul 04. Response to Comment on "A Green Algal Apicoplast Ancestor". (restricted access) Science 301:49.

 
Roff, 2002 Jul 04. EVOLUTION: Evolutionary Danger for Rainforest Species. Science 301:58-59.

 
DE JONG AND CROZIER , 2002 Jul 03. A flexible theory of evolution . (restricted access) Nature 424:16.
Book Review of Developmental Plasticity and Evolution by Mary Jane West-Eberhard.

 
PAGEL, 2002 Jul 03. Evolutionary biology: Polygamy and parenting . (restricted access) Nature 424:23. "In most animal groups, females put more effort into rearing children, and males compete for female attention. But what about seahorses and pipefish, in which males invest the most in offspring?"

 
Bennett et al., 2003 Jun. Chain Letters and Evolutionary Histories. Scientifid American (June 2003). "Studies of chain letters show how to infer the family tree of anything that evolves, from genes to languages to plagiarized schoolwork."

 
TREGENZA, 2002 Jun 26. Evolution: The battle between the sexes. (restricted access) Nature 423:929. "Male–female conflict over mating rate can drive rapid evolution and lead to female refusal to mate with males from other populations, so implicating sexual conflict in the generation of biodiversity."

 
OLIVER Y. MARTIN AND DAVID J. HOSKEN, 2002 Jun 26. The evolution of reproductive isolation through sexual conflict. Nature 423:979.

 
Baglione et al., 2002 Jun 20. Kin Selection in Cooperative Alliances of Carrion Crows. Science 300:1947-1949.

 
Sinervo and Clobert, 2002 Jun 20. Morphs, Dispersal Behavior, Genetic Similarity, and the Evolution of Cooperation. Science 300:1949-1951.

 
Excoffier and Hamilton, 2002 Jun 20. Comment on "Genetic Structure of Human Populations". (restricted access) Science 300:1877.

 
Rosenberg et al., 2002 Jun 20. Response to Comment on "Genetic Structure of Human Populations". (restricted access) Science 300:1877.

 
Dickinson and Koenig, 2002 Jun 20. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION: Desperately Seeking Similarity. Science 300:1887-1889.

 
ROOK, 2002 Jun 19. Four legs bad, two legs good. (restricted access) Nature 423:804.
Book Review of Lowly Origin: Where, When, and Why Our Ancestors First Stood Up by Jonathan Kingdon. The modern maidenhair tree has barely changed since the days of the dinosaurs.

 
ZHOU AND ZHENG, 2002 Jun 19. Palaeobiology: The missing link in Ginkgo evolution . Nature 423:821.

 
Sugden et al., 2002 Jun 13. Charting the Evolutionary History of Life. Science 300:1691.

 
Pennisi, 2002 Jun 13. Modernizing the Tree of Life. Science 300:1692-1697.

 
Pennisi, 2002 Jun 13.   Pennisi, 2002 Jun 13. Plants Find Their Places on the Tree of Life. Science 300:1696.

 
Benton and Ayala, 2002 Jun 13. Dating the Tree of Life. Science 300:1698-1700.

 
Chothia et al., 2002 Jun 13. Evolution of the Protein Repertoire. Science 300:1701-1703.

 
Baldauf, 2002 Jun 13. The Deep Roots of Eukaryotes. Science 300:1703-1706.

 
Eisen and Fraser, 2002 Jun 13. Phylogenomics: Intersection of Evolution and Genomics. Science 300:1706-1707.

 
Bailes et al., 2002 Jun 13. Hybrid Origin of SIV in Chimpanzees. (restricted access) Science 300:1713.

 
Ranz et al., 2002 Jun 13. Sex-Dependent Gene Expression and Evolution of the Drosophila Transcriptome. Science 300:1742-1745.

 
Burrow, 2002 Jun 13. Comment on "Separate Evolutionary Origins of Teeth from Evidence in Fossil Jawed Vertebrates". (restricted access) Science 300:1661.

 
Smith and Johanson, 2002 Jun 13. Response to Comment on "Separate Evolutionary Origins of Teeth from Evidence in Fossil Jawed Vertebrates". (restricted access) Science 300:1661 .

 
Marshall-Graves, 2002 Jun 13. The Tree of Life: View from a Twig. (restricted access) Science 300:1621.

 
Gibbons, 2002 Jun 13. PALEOANTHROPOLOGY: Oldest Members of Homo sapiens Discovered in Africa. Science 300:1641.

 
RIDLEY, 2002 Jun 12. Designer darwinism. (restricted access) Nature 423:686.
Book Review of Darwin and Design: Does Evolution Have a Purpose? by Michael Ruse.

 
STRINGER, 2002 Jun 12. Human evolution: Out of Ethiopia . (restricted access)Nature 423:692. "Newly discovered fossils from Ethiopia provide fresh evidence for the 'out of Africa' model for the origin of modern humans, and raise new questions about the precise pattern of human evolution."

 
NOOR, 2002 Jun 12. Evolutionary biology: Genes to make new species. (restricted access)Nature 423:699. "A long-term goal of studies of the way in which new species form has been to identify the genes involved, and the forces that drive their evolution. That goal is now being realized — and natural selection plays a major part."

 
PRESGRAVES et al., 2002 Jun 12. Adaptive evolution drives divergence of a hybrid inviability gene between two species of Drosophila. Nature 423:715.

 
WHITE et al., 2002 Jun 12. Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Nature 423:742.

 
The Rice Chromosome 10 Sequencing Consortium, 2002 Jun 06. In-Depth View of Structure, Activity, and Evolution of Rice Chromosome 10. Science 300:1566-1569.

 
BELLON, 2002 Jun 05. Darwin's stonecutter. (restricted access) Nature 423:589.
Book Review of Hewett Cottrell Watson: Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist by Frank N. Egerton.

 
Caporale, 2002 May-Jun. Foresight in Genome Evolution. American Scientist (May-June 2003).

 
Thomson, 2002 May-Jun. Hooke, Fossils and the Anti-Evolutionists. American Scientist (May-June 2003).

 
Mallatt et al., 2002 May 30. Comment on "A New Species of Yunnanozoan with Implications for Deuterostome Evolution". (restricted access)Science 300:n1372.

 
Shu and Morris, 2002 May 30. Response to Comment on "A New Species of Yunnanozoan with Implications for Deuterostome Evolution". (restricted access) Science 300:1372.

 
Rosenberg and Hastings, 2002 May 30. MICROBIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION: Modulating Mutation Rates in the Wild. Science 300:1382-1383.

 
KOCHER, 2002 May 29. Evolutionary biology: Fractious phylogenies. (restricted access) Nature 423:489. "Speciation has been unusually fast among the cichlid fishes of Lake Victoria. An unexpectedly distant ancestor, which perhaps already had a predisposition for rapid speciation, may have seeded this 'species flock'."

 
Godfray, 2002 May 23. EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY: Equality of the Sexes. Science 300:1237.
Book Review of Sex Ratios Concepts and Research Methods by Ian C. W. Hardy, Ed.

 
Sanford et al., 2002 May 16. Local Selection and Latitudinal Variation in a Marine Predator-Prey Interaction. Science 300:1135-1137.

 
Kerr, 2002 May 16. PALEONTOLOGY: Life's Diversity May Truly Have Leaped Since the Dinosaurs. Science 300:1067-1069.

 
CANN, 2002 May 08. Going back to our roots. (restricted access) Nature 423:117. "What can genetic techniques tell us about human origins and diversity?"
Book Review of The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey by Spencer Wells.
Book Review of Reflections on our Past: How Human History is Revealed in Our Genes by John H. Relethford.

 
LENSKI et al., 2002 May 08. The evolutionary origin of complex features. Nature 423:139.

 
Kirk et al., 2002 May 02. Comment on "Grasping Primate Origins". (restricted access) Science 300:741.

 
Bloch and Boyer, 2002 May 02. Response to Comment on "Grasping Primate Origins". (restricted access) Science 300:741.

 
KONNER, 2002 May 01. The buck stops here. (restricted access) Nature 423:17. "Do we have free will, or are all of our choices predetermined?"
Book Review of Freedom Evolves by Daniel Dennett.

 
READ et al, 2002 May 01. The genome sequence of Bacillus anthracis Ames and comparison to closely related bacteria. Nature 423:81.

 
IVANOVA et al., 2002 May 01. Genome sequence of Bacillus cereus and comparative analysis with Bacillus anthracis . Nature 423:87.

 
Partridge et al., 2002 Apr 25. Lower Pliocene Hominid Remains from Sterkfonteint. Science 300:607-612.

 
Temeles and Kress, 2002 Apr 25. Adaptation in a Plant-Hummingbird Association. Science 300:630-633.

 
Altshuler and Clark, 2002 Apr 25. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION: Enhanced: Darwin's Hummingbirds. Science 300:588-589.

 
Gibbons, 2002 Apr 25. ANTHROPOLOGY: Great Age Suggested for South African Hominids. Science 300:562.

 
SINGER, 2002 Apr 24. Life, the movie. (restricted access) Nature 422:809.
Book Review of DNA: The Secret of Life by James D. Watson with Andrew Berry.

 
COYNE, 2002 Apr 24. Gould and God . (restricted access) Nature 422:813.
Book Review of A Devil's Chaplain by Richard Dawkins.

 
ZIMMER, 2002 Apr 24. The evolutionary blackbird. (restricted access) Nature 422:815.
Book Review of The Story of Life by Richard Southwood.

 
GRIFFITH AND MONTGOMERIE, 2002 Apr 24. Evolutionary biology (communication arising): Why do birds engage in extra-pair copulation? Nature 422:833.

 
BLOMQVIST et al., 2002 Apr 24. Evolutionary biology (communication arising): Why do birds engage in extra-pair copulation? Nature 422:833.

 
CARROLL, 2002 Apr 24. Genetics and the making of Homo sapiens. Nature 422:849.

 
Stokstad, 2002 Apr 18. PALEONTOLOGY: Ancient DNAPulled From Soil. Science 300:407.

 
HEDGES, 2002 Apr 17. Archaeological verification: Puzzling out the past. (restricted access) Nature 422:667. "In piecing together our ancestors' habits, corroborating lines of evidence are vital if we are to be confident that the emerging jigsaw reveals the true picture."

 
Navarro and Barton, 2002 Apr 11. Chromosomal Speciation and Molecular Divergence--Accelerated Evolution in Rearranged Chromosomes. Science 300:321-324.

 
Verheyen et al., 2002 Apr 11. Origin of the Superflock of Cichlid Fishes from Lake Victoria, East Africa. Science 300:325-329.

 
Schmid-Hempel, 2002 Apr 11. EVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE: Intimate Interactions. Science 300:254.
Book Review of Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease by Steven A. Frank.

 
Rieseberg and Livingstone, 2002 Apr 11. EVOLUTION: Chromosomal Speciation in Primates. Science 300:267-268.

 
Blount et al., 2002 Apr 04. Carotenoid Modulation of Immune Function and Sexual Attractiveness in Zebra Finches. Science 300:125-127.

 
Brei and Fish, 2002 Apr 04. Comment on "Parasites as a Viability Cost of Sexual Selection in Natural Populations of Mammals". Science 300:55.

 
Wilson et al., 2002 Apr 04. Response to Comment on "Parasites as a Viability Cost of Sexual Selection in Natural Populations of Mammals". Science 300:55.

 
Pennisi, 2002 Apr 04. EVOLUTION: Colorful Males Flaunt Their Health. Science 300:29-31.

 
?, 2002 Apr 03. Genetics to unlock secrets of our African past. (restricted access) Nature 422:460.

 
Numbers and Numbers, 2003 Mar-Apr. Scientists’ Bookshelf: Religion Red in Tooth and Claw. American Scientist (Mar-Apr 2003).
Book Review of Darwin's Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society by David Sloan Wilson.

 
?, 2003 Mar. Out on a Limb. (restricted access) Scientific American (March 2003). "A stunning new fossil shows how simians got their start."

 
Prum and Brush, 2003 Mar. EVOLUTION: Which Came First, the Feather or the Bird? (restricted access) Scientific American (March 2003). "Feathers originated and diversified in dinosaurs before birds or flight evolved."

 
Paulsen et al., 2003 Mar 28. Role of Mobile DNA in the Evolution of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis. Science 299:2071-2074.

 
Xu et al., 2003 Mar 28. A Genomic View of the Human-Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron Symbiosis. Science 299:2074-2076.

 
White, 2003 Mar 28. PALEOANTHROPOLOGY: Early Hominids--Diversity or Distortion? Science 299:1994-1997.

 
KELLOGG, 2003 Mar 27. Genome evolution: It's all relative. (restricted access) Nature 422:383. "By constructing evolutionary trees of genes, researchers have detected three big genome duplications in the history of the plant Arabidopsis, and one in the recent history of yeast."

 
MARTIN, 2003 Mar 27. Palaeontology: Combing the primate record. (restricted access) Nature 422:388. "Fossils of bushbabies and lorises reported from deposits of the Fayum Depression in Egypt extend the known record for this group of primates from 20 million years to approximately 40 million years ago."

 
NIEWOEHNER et al., 2003 Mar 27. Digital analysis: Manual dexterity in Neanderthals. Nature 422:395. "These primitive people may have been as handy with their tools as modern humans are."

 
NISHIDA et al., 2003 Mar 27. Palaeobotany: Swimming sperm in an extinct Gondwanan plant. Nature 422:396.

 
SEIFFERT et al., 2003 Mar 27. Fossil evidence for an ancient divergence of lorises and galagos. Nature 422:421.

 
GAO AND SHUBIN, 2003 Mar 27. Earliest known crown-group salamanders. Nature 422:424.

 
BOWERS et al., 2003 Mar 27. Unravelling angiosperm genome evolution by phylogenetic analysis of chromosomal duplication events. Nature 422:433.

 
Nardi et al., 2003 Mar 21. Hexapod Origins: Monophyletic or Paraphyletic? Science 299:1887-1889.

 
Thomas, 2003 Mar 21. EVOLUTION: Wingless Insects and Plucked Chickens. Science 299:1854-1855.

 
Thrall and Burdon, 2003 Mar 14. Evolution of Virulence in a Plant Host-Pathogen Metapopulation. Science 299:1735-1737. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/299/5613/1738

 
Heath et al., 2003 Mar 14. Rapid Evolution of Egg Size in Captive Salmon. Science 299:1738-1740.

 
Livezey, 2003 Mar 14. VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY: Millennial Status Report As Debate Wanes. Science 299:1664-1665.

 
Brown, 2003 Mar 14. EVOLUTION: Little Else But Parasites. Science 299:1680-1681.

 
KUSHIRO et al., 2003 Mar 13. Hormone evolution: The key to signalling. (restricted access) Nature 422:122. "The similarity of hydrophobic hormones in plants and animals suggests that once you make a good key, with occasional filing it can be used in many different developmental locks."

 
WEIL, 2003 Mar 13. Evolutionary biology: Teeth as tools. (restricted access) Nature 422:128. "What determines the shapes of mammalian teeth? When tools are designed to cut to the meat of the question, form follows function rather than developmental or evolutionary constraints." http://www.nature.com/cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nature/journal/v422/n6928/abs/422133a_fs.html

 
MIETTO et al., 2003 Mar 13. Palaeontology: Human footprints in Pleistocene volcanic ash.Nature 422:133. "These ancient tracks are the oldest known to have been made by fully bipedal humans."

 
LANGMORE et al., 2003 Mar 13. Escalation of a coevolutionary arms race through host rejection of brood parasitic young. Nature 422:157.

 
Klein, 2003 Mar 07. PALEOANTHROPOLOGY: Whither the Neanderthals? Science 299:1525-1527.

 
Koza et al., 2003 Feb. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Evolving Inventions. (restricted access) Scientific American (Feb 2002). "Using Darwinian evolution, computer programs can create patentable inventions."

 
Shu et al., 2003 Feb 28. A New Species of Yunnanozoan with Implications for Deuterostome Evolution. Science 299:1380-1384.

 
Baba et al., 2003 Feb 28. Homo erectus Calvarium from the Pleistocene of Java. Science 299:1384-1388.

 
Boffelli et al., 2003 Feb 28. Phylogenetic Shadowing of Primate Sequences to Find Functional Regions of the Human Genome. Science 299:1391-1394.

 
Gibbons, 2003 Feb 28. PALEOANTHROPOLOGY: Java Skull Offers New View of Homo erectus. Science 299:1293.
Book Review of Encyclopedia of Evolution editor-in-chief by Mark Pagel.

 
PECK, 2003 Feb 27. Keeping up with evolution. (restricted access) Nature 421:895.

 
Blumenschine et al., 2003 Feb 21. Late Pliocene Homo and Hominid Land Use from Western Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Science 299:1217-1221. Science Feb 21 2003:

 
Catteruccia et al., 2003 Feb 21. Impact of Genetic Manipulation on the Fitness of Anopheles stephensi Mosquitoes. Science 299:1225-1227. Science Feb 21 2003:

 
Smith and Johanson, 2003 Feb 21. Separate Evolutionary Origins of Teeth from Evidence in Fossil Jawed Vertebrates. Science 299:1235-1236.

 
Tobias, 2003 Feb 21. PALEOANTHROPOLOGY: Encore Olduvai. Science 299:1193-1194.

 
Stokstad, 2003 Feb 21. PALEONTOLOGY: Primitive Jawed Fishes Had Teeth of Their Own Design. Science 299:1164.

 
Pennisi, 2003 Feb 21. EVOLUTION: How Global Change Shaped the Squirrel Family. Science 299:1165-1167.

 
VISSCHER, 2003 Feb 20. Animal behaviour: How self-organization evolves. (restricted access) Nature 421:799. "Self-organized systems can evolve by small parameter shifts that produce large changes in outcome. Concepts from mathematical ecology show how the way swarming bees dance helps to achieve unanimous decisions."

 
BOWLER et al., 2003 Feb 20. New ages for human occupation and climatic change at Lake Mungo, Australia. Nature 421:837.

 
LANGKJAER et al., 2003 Feb 20. Yeast genome duplication was followed by asynchronous differentiation of duplicated genes. Nature 421:848. Science Feb 14 2003:

 
Piperno and Stothert, 2003 Feb 14. Phytolith Evidence for Early Holocene Cucurbita Domestication in Southwest Ecuador. Science 299:1054-1057.

 
YODER et al., 2003 Feb 13. Single origin of Malagasy Carnivora from an African ancestor. Nature 421:734.

 
Stewart, 2003 Feb 07. Comment on "Buffered Tree Population Changes in a Quaternary Refugium: Evolutionary Implications". (restricted access) Science 299:825.

 
Tzedakis et al., 2003 Feb 07. Response to Comment on "Buffered Tree Population Changes in a Quaternary Refugium: Evolutionary Implications". (restricted access) Science 299:825.

 
TORCHIN et al., 2003 Feb 06. Introduced species and their missing parasites. Nature 421:628.

 
KOSKINEN et al., 2003 Feb 06. corrigendum: Contemporary fisherian life-history evolution in small salmonid populations. (restricted access) Nature 421:656.

 
Thomson, 2003 Jan-Feb. Laying Bare Darwin's Secrets. American Scientist (Jan-Feb 2003).
Book Review of Charles Darwin: The Power of Place by Janet Browne.

 
Wong, 2003 Jan. PALEOANTHROPOLOGY: An Ancestor to Call Our Own. Scientific American (Jan 2003). "Controversial new fossils could bring scientists closer than ever to the origin of humanity."

 
Miller, 2003 Jan 31. EVOLUTION AND EDUCATION: The Emperor's New Design. Science 299:664.
Book Review of Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America by Larry A. Witham.

 
SHU et al., 2003 Jan 30. Head and backbone of the Early Cambrian vertebrate Haikouichthys. Nature 421:526.

 
Zeyl et al., 2003 Jan 24. An Evolutionary Advantage of Haploidy in Large Yeast Populations. Science 299:555-558.

 
Greig and Travisano, 2003 Jan 24. EVOLUTION: Haploid Superiority. Science 299:524-525.

 
Stokstad, 2003 Jan 24. PALEONTOLOGY: Four-Winged Dinos Create a Flutter. Science 299:491.

 
PRUM, 2003 Jan 23. Palaeontology: Dinosaurs take to the air. (restricted access) Nature 421:323. "Flying birds evolved from a group of bipedal dinosaurs. The latest fossil discoveries from China indicate that the dinosaurian ancestors of birds had four wings — and that these animals glided rather than flapped."

 
XU et al., 2003 Jan 23. Four-winged dinosaurs from China. Nature 421:335.

 
Kessler and Werner, 2003 Jan 17. Self-Organization of Sorted Patterned Ground. Science 299:380-383.

 
Currie et al., 2003 Jan 17. Ancient Tripartite Coevolution in the Attine Ant-Microbe Symbiosis. Science 299:386-388.

 
Lazcano, 2003 Jan 17. HISTORY OF LIFE: Just How Pregnant Is the Universe? Science 299:347.
Book Review of Life Evolving: Molecules, Mind, and Meaning by Christian de Duve.

 
Pennisi, 2003 Jan 17. EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY: On Ant Farm, a Threesome Coevolves. Science 299:325.

 
Pennisi, 2003 Jan 17. EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY: Uphill Dash May Have Led to Flight. Science 299:329.

 
TAUTZ, 2003 Jan 16. Evolutionary biology: Splitting in space. (restricted access) Nature 421:225. "Disjunct distributions of closely related species are not necessarily the outcome of passive fragmentation of populations. Instead, they can be the consequence of speciation within a population."

 
DOEBELI AND DIECKMANN, 2003 Jan 16. Speciation along environmental gradients. Nature 421:259.

 
BUCKLING AND RAINEY, 2003 Jan 16. erratum: The role of parasites in sympatric and allopatric host diversification. (restricted access) Nature 421:294.

 
BENNER, 2003 Jan 09. Synthetic biology: Act natural. (restricted access) Nature 421:118. "This burgeoning field aims to reproduce advanced, dynamic behaviours of biological systems, including genetics, inheritance and evolution."

 
van Schaik et al., 2003 Jan 04. Orangutan Cultures and the Evolution of Material Culture. Science 299:102-105.

 
Taylor and Hellberg, 2003 Jan 04. Genetic Evidence for Local Retention of Pelagic Larvae in a Caribbean Reef Fish. Science 299:107-109.

 
Crespi and Springer, 2003 Jan 04. ECOLOGY: Social Slime Molds Meet Their Match. Science 299:56-57.

 
MEYER, 2003 Jan 02. Molecular evolution: Duplication, duplication. (restricted access) Nature 421:31. "Duplicated genes are common in genomes, perhaps because they provide redundancy: if one copy is inactivated, the other can still work. A new study quantifies the effects of deleting 'singletons' and duplicated genes in yeast."

 
GU et al., 2003 Jan 02. Role of duplicate genes in genetic robustness against null mutations. Nature 421:63.


[to top]
Copyright © 2003 Stanley C. Spencer. All Rights Reserved.
Back to EVOLUTION RESEARCH NEWS Home Page