Tag Archives: phylogenetics

A new way to trace evolutionary history by pairwise alignment only

Genomes and genes change during evolution leading to the observed biodiversity in many colors and shades. This genealogical (phylogenetic) relationship is recorded in DNA and can be reconstructed by molecular phylogenetics and expressed in a tree with

Comparing conservation metrics in a case study of lemurs

Deciding to which areas or species conservation actions should be allocated is, unfortunately, a very difficult process. On the one hand, time, money and resources are limited. On the other hand, it is unclear which points of

Protein structures: the evolutionary time capsules

If you wanted to probe life’s origins, billions of years back, how could you do it? You’d need a preserved message from different points in history, time capsules left by evolution. Amazingly, evolution has left such time