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Living without mitochondria: the downfall of one textbook truth

It was the greatest leap in evolution since the emergence of life on Earth. So-called eukaryotic cells, the building blocks of all multicellular organisms like you and me, animals, plants, fungi, and also a whole zoo of single-celled protists, evolved from a common ancestor more... click to read more

  • Lukáš Novák | PhD student at Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 3, 2016
The lingering effects of parental care and its role in evolutionary change

For centuries, European culture has been enriched by depictions in art and literature of the diverse ways in which parents can exert a long-lasting influence on their children. We now know that animal parents can have similarly lingering effects on their offspring and a relatively... click to read more

  • Rebecca Kilner | Professor at Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 27, 2016
How humans gave acne to the grapevine

Many organisms, ourselves included, host diverse communities of microorganisms that live on and within us. Plenty of these are bacteria and with time, some adapt to live and depend so intimately with their hosts that eventually, life without them is almost impossible. However, in some... click to read more

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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 28, 2015