Nature Ecology & Evolution
This journal is interested in the full spectrum of ecological and evolutionary biology, encompassing approaches at the molecular, organismal, population, community and ecosystem levels, as well as relevant parts of the social sciences.
An international team has reported Initial Upper Palaeolithic archaeological remains dating to 45,000 years ago from the Shiyu site in northern China. Shiyu is the oldest and easternmost site of its kind. The discovery reshapes our understanding of the timing and routes of human migration in Asia.
Exploring the enigma of whole-genome duplications during early vertebrate evolution: unraveling the hagfish tale
Whole-genome duplication (WGD) is an enthralling topic. Hagfish are fascinating creatures. When both WGD and the hagfish meet together, the story begins.
An overview and broader look at the paper "Pseudogenes act as a neutral reference for detecting selection in prokaryotic pangenomes" published in Nature Ecology & Evolution (2024). Blog post authors: Gavin M. Douglas and B. Jesse Shapiro
Using a 50 year time series of egg photos of prinias and their mimic, the cuckoo finch, we showed that although cuckoo finch eggs evolve towards prinia eggs, concurrent evolution of prinia eggs maintains imperfection in the degree of mimicry.
Persistence, hard work, and French-Ukrainian interdisciplinary collaboration enabled us to reveal, hidden in the genomes of two Upper Paleolithic people from Crimea, the story of the early peopling of Europe which continues to resonate in the present.