Mutant fruit flies

A cool new article is out in eLife about fruit fly mutants: more specifically the yellow ones. It’s open access, plus there’s a digest explaining what the team found in more detail for those non-geneticists out there. Check it out!

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Evolution at the edge

Evolution and adaptation to different environments seem like straightforward processes. If you treat bacteria to a low dose of antibiotics, chances are they’re going to evolve resistance. But this process isn’t as simple as it seems: different factors determine whether or not those bacteria will develop resistance. Continue reading “Evolution at the edge”

Get your glow on!

Coral reefs are truly a sight to behold. Did you know that coral depends entirely on another organism to survive? Well, it’s true– and what’s more, under stressful conditions, corals eject their symbiotic roommates. This is called coral bleaching, because they lose all their glorious colors in the process. Global warming is unfortunately causing severe bleaching events in reefs around the world, especially in the famed Great Barrier Reef.

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