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Selected topics: Evolution
Laureates of Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018
  • 03.10.2018
  • SDA
  • Press release

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 for directed evolution of proteins

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances Arnold (US) and the other half jointly to George Smith (US) and Sir Gregory Winter (UK). The laureates have taken control of evolution and used it for purposes that bring the benefit to humankind. Enzymes produced through directed evolution are used to manufacture everything from biofuels to pharmaceuticals.
Prix Schläfli 2018 Biologie: Hester Sheehan
  • 25.05.2018
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

Prix Schläfli 2018 in Biology: Hester Sheehan

Those who frequent nightclubs know that when they wear white, their clothes take on a special glow in UV light. But researchers took a long time to realise that plants have a very similar "nightlife": the ways in which the colours of flowers determine which pollinating insects and birds they will attract have long been an important field of research, but the researchers – who mostly worked during normal working hours – only focused on the situation during daylight, on bright and vibrant flowers and eyes that specialise in seeing colour. In her research work, Hester Sheehan also looked at the way this phenomenon works during the night: boring white petunias that appear midnight black in the UV spectrum. An eye-catcher for nectar-hunting moths that are active during the night.
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  • 08.02.2017
  • News

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Agroscope Changins in Nyon
Freitag, 3. März und Samstag, 4. März 2017
Juvenile T. Rex at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • 28.11.2016
  • Muséum d'histoire naturelle (GE)
  • News

Que sait-on vraiment sur le Tyrannosaurus rex?

Tyrannosaurus rex est la star incontestée des dinosaures, héros du cinéma et de la littérature populaire, meilleure vente des marchands de peluche et de figurines. C'est aussi le dinosaure sur lequel a été expérimentée une multitude d'innovations technologiques qui ont conduit à des avancées majeures de la paléontologie. Tyrannosaurus est ainsi aujourd'hui le dinosaure le mieux étudié et le mieux connu: de ses capacités cérébrales à sa sexualité, aucune investigation n'a été omise. D'être une vedette du box-office n'a donc jamais empêché Tyrannosaurus de faire progresser nos connaissances sur la paléobiologie des dinosaures.
Die Suche nach den Geheimnissen im See.
  • 07.09.2016
  • Eawag Kastanienbaum
  • Press release

Surprises from the depths of the Swiss lakes

Lakes are major ecosystems. Their secrets have been investigated in Switzerland for more than 100 years. Nonetheless, scientists and their partners at the federal and cantonal specialist departments can still be surprised. For example, a fish in Lake Constance that had been declared extinct, or the results of Roman forest clearing around Lake Murten or concentrated antibiotic-resistant genes in the vicinity of wastewater discharges in Lake Geneva.
Woher kommt das Gemüse? Wie nachhaltig wurde es produziert? Bekommen die Landwirte genügend für ihre Arbeit?
  • 13.07.2016
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • News

Plantainment: Wilde Verwandte

Pflanzenforschung.de hat ein neues Kapitel in ihrer Plantainment-Serie veröffentlicht, das sich dem beeindruckenden Wandel von Wild- zu den heute bekannten Kulturpflanzen widmet.
Dreistachliger Stichling (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
  • 01.03.2016
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
  • News

Watching new species evolve in real time

Sometimes evolution proceeds much more rapidly than we might think. Genetic analysis makes it possible to detect the earliest stages of species formation and to gain a better understanding of speciation processes. For example, a study just published by researchers from Eawag and the University of Bern – investigating rapid speciation in threespine stickleback in and around Lake Constance – shows that a species can begin to diverge very rapidly, even when the two daughter species breed alongside one another at the same time.
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