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Embryonic xanthophore fate in the zebrafish, Danio rerio
Pigment patterns are one of the most diverse and visually appealing traits of any animal, playing important behavioral and ecological roles in mate choice, shoaling and predator avoidance. In the zebrafish, <italic>Danio rerio</italic>, these patterns result from the organization of neural crest derived pigment cells, offering ...
Boundaries and dynamics of biomes
Species are packed into biogeographic zones, where evolution can effectively operate independently to forge evolutionary novelty. Biomes are perhaps the most relevant unit of evolutionary progress, with the vast majority of evolutionary radiations being constrained within their walls. A fundamental question in Macroecology ...
Enhancing Evolution: When Spatial Structure and Environmental Change Improve Adaptation
Evolution by natural selection is the primary creative force in biology. In order for populations to thrive, or even survive, requires a continual generative process. An understand of the process of natural selection, its strengths and weaknesses, is necessary for both predictions about the future course of life, as well as ...