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CRC 1182 research team from Plön and Kiel proposes new explanation for the origin of the symbiotic coexistence of complex organisms and their microbial co-inhabitants more

A new study resulting from a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing shows that the potential genetic burden of mutations arising from retrogenes is significantly greater than originally thought. more

Samay Pande´s research group in India and Paul Rainey´s group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Ploen, Germany, will closely work together on the evolution of microbial life cycles. more

Through a large-scale study with so-called geolocators, researchers led by Miriam Liedvogel of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology were able to uncover some of the mysteries surrounding the phenomenon of the blackcap's bird migration. more

The Microbial Evolutionary Dynamics Group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön has directly observed the birth of a tRNA gene, using experimental evolution of bacterial populations in the laboratory. more

Computer simulations make important contributions to research into the growth of cancer tumors. At the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany, software has now been developed that enables even beginners to deal with this complex topic. more

Western house mice in France have cured a genetic defect by taking up an intact gene from the eastern house mouse. more

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