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Molecular Biology and Evolution Current Issue

Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Last Build Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:48:56 GMT


Eat More Chicken: Scientists Hone in on Genetics Behind Chicken Weight Adaptation


Prized for their plumpness, poultry farmers have made incredible gains through agricultural breeding programs to maximize chicken size and weight to benefit worldwide consumption, where demand continues to grow the most for any meat.

When Butterfly Male Sex-Bias Flaps Its Wings


In butterflies, sex is determined by chromosome differences between males and females. But unlike in humans with the familiar X and Y, in butterflies, it is the females that determine the sex of offspring.