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2019-3-11
Winning the Arms Race: Analysis Reveals Key Gene for Bacterial Infection

Researchers at Osaka University applied molecular evolutionary analysis to quantify the severity of negative selection pressures on genes encoding the...

2019-1-18
A Real Turn On: Evolutionary Rotation of Fly Genitalia Tied to Mating Success

Osaka University researchers sought evidence that developmental genital rotation of flies in the order Diptera evolved in correlation with a shift to ...

2018-10-12
Heredity Matters: Ancestral Protease Functions as Protein Import Motor in Chloroplasts

Japanese researchers identified a large novel protein complex in the inner chloroplast membrane that functions as a motor to import proteins into the ...

2018-4-24
Study sheds light on recently evolved traits among Japanese descendants

Evolution allows advantageous traits to become predominant. Evolutionary adaptions that occur on comparatively short time scales are less well-underst...

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