Tag: evolution

Super-speed Salmonella evolution

28/01/2016: Thousands of years’ worth of evolution in just one person: Elizabeth Klemm explains how a Salmonella Enteritidis infection evolved to survive for 15 years in an immunocompromised patient.

Experimental design and population data. Credit: Carneiro et al., Science/AAAS DOI: 10.1126/science.1253714

How do animals become domesticated?

08.09.14 Rabbits provide an excellent model for studying the genetics of domestication. Bronwen Aken explains how changes in their genomes explain shifts in behaviour

How researchers cracked the secrets of the turtle’s shell and answered some of evolution’s most intriguing puzzles

Cracking the secrets of the turtle’s shell

10.06.13: How researchers cracked the secrets of the turtle’s shell and answered some of evolution’s most intriguing puzzles