Tag Archives: Biological Evolution

Amoeba hugs are often deadly, and sometimes they set your career

This post is written by NCAT faculty Misty Thomas My passion for Microbiology first started when I was in my undergraduate microbiology class at the Collège Universitaire de St. Boniface, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I’m sure it was a cold … Continue reading

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The evolution of code is like the evolution of DNA nanotechnology

This post is written by UI faculty Peter Allen I’m Peter Allen, a professor of Chemistry at the University of Idaho. I use DNA nanotechnology to build tiny things like autonomous nanomachines. DNA is more than genes and heredity. When I tell … Continue reading

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Teeny tiny creepy crawlies: the phage in your backyard

This post is written by MSU postdoc Sarah Doore When I was little, my dad would often take me around the backyard to hunt for bugs. Spiders—which are not bugs, but little me didn’t care about taxonomy at the time—were my … Continue reading

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Individual and Population Variation Pop-Up Institute at UT Austin

This post is written by UT Austin grad student Rayna Harris and postdoc Tessa Solomon-Lane Innovative science is increasingly interdisciplinary. With our Pop-Up Institute in May 2017, we aim to expand beyond the traditional scope of interdisciplinary collaboration to make meaningful … Continue reading

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Marvelous microbes: Embracing our beneficial neighbors

This post is written by MSU grad student Shawna Rowe 450 million years ago, plants began to colonize land and grow into the wonderful forms we see today. During this process, the picked up a partner in crime: the mycorrhizal symbiosis— … Continue reading

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Studying the Evolutionary Dynamics of Emergent Phenotypes

This post is written by MSU faculty Mark Reimers and Arend Hintze Let us marvel about the complexity of life for a moment. We have DNA transcribed into mRNA, just to get that translated into proteins, which metabolize, catabolize, or process … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Scientific Experiments

This post is written by UW grad student Sonia Singhal TL;DR: Like poems, “beautiful” scientific experiments have a cohesive, coherent structure where each part reinforces the whole. In this post, I analyze the structures of the poem “Easter Wings” by … Continue reading

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Mormyrids might be Pokémon: Can we see ‘evolution’ within a single individual?

This post is written by MSU grad student Savvas Constantinou I’m Savvas Constantinou and I am a second year PhD student studying Integrative Biology (IBIO) & Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (EEBB) in the Natural Science department at Michigan State … Continue reading

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Kombucha: More Than Meets the Eye

This post is written by UT Austin undergrad researchers Katelyn Corley, Matthew Hooper, and Zachary Martinez “What starts here changes the world.” This is the motto that we as students at the University of Texas at Austin have come to embrace and strive towards … Continue reading

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Meiotic Recombination: Crossing-over into Livestock Species

This post is by Kimberly Davenport, first year graduate student in Animal Science with Dr. Brenda Murdoch at the University of Idaho and Brenda Murdoch, assistant professor of animal genetics at the University of Idaho. With each research project comes its … Continue reading

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