Evolution & Behaviour

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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... global.click_to_read

  • 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... global.click_to_read

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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 28, 2015