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Rutger Vos
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ReproPhylo - a #phylogenomic analysis environment developed to ensure experimental reproducibility, to facilitate the handling of large-scale data, and to assist methodological experimentation.

http://figshare.com/articles/ReproPhylo_an_environment_for_reproducible_phylogenomics/1409426
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Human as a model organism
Model organisms have provided the
foundation for building our understanding of life, including human disease. Homo sapiens has joined this select group, adding knowledge we can apply to our
myriad companion species. But to resolve even one small part of the...
Model organisms have provided the foundation for building our understanding of life, including human disease. Homo sapiens has joined this select group, adding knowledge we can apply to our myriad companion species. But to re...
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Great post, but let's not forget the vanishing populations, example:
http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/06/a-rare-glimpse-of-vanishing-rain-forest-cultures/ ..
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I'm not often posting on Gplus, but this site needs to be known as widely as possible. It's the Naturalis digital repository, where you can now find digital copies of all major publications published by the former Rijksherbarium:  Flora Malesiana, Blumea, Leiden Botanical Series, Pacific Plant Areas and much more.

http://www.repository.naturalis.nl
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Untangling Big Data
"Big Data" is a trendy, catch-all phrase for handling large datasets in all sorts of domains: finance, advertising, food distribution, physics, astronomy and molecular biology - notably genomics. It means different things to different people, and has inspir...
"Big Data" is a trendy, catch-all phrase for handling large datasets in all sorts of domains: finance, advertising, food distribution, physics, astronomy and molecular biology - notably genomics. It means different things to ...
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Why would you want your prey to escape?

The puzzle is the peristome, the lip around the top of the pitcher, For Nepethenes rafflesiana, the peristome is lethal when it's wet, causing insects to tumble to their doom. However, _N. rafflesiana_ sits out of the shade and for eight or more hours a day the peristome is dry and perfectly safe for visitors to wander over.

A new OA paper in Proc Roy Soc B explains why sometimes a plant might want its prey to make it safely back home.
Pitchers plants are carnivorous. They catch small animals, usually insects to gain nutrients like Nitrogen. You'd expect that they'd evolve their traps to
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Nice to finally see a Phycas paper! From +Mark Holder , +Paul Lewis , and David Swofford. 
BTW, a 3 month turnaround to publication at +Systematic Biology ?!? That's unheard of! I know a number of biologists that simply refrain from submitting to the journal because of the well known publication lag. Hopefully this means +Systematic Biology has streamlined things. Yay!
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Interesting new paper on tracking, integrating and visualizing the provenance of taxonomic knowledge, thanks to +Jeremy Miller 
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Nature’s Facebook! We developed a new method based on networks, showing how the world’s biodiversity is formed by distinct clusters of species. Just like people who don’t know each other are often connected through common friends in social networks, species are connected to each other through their distributions. 
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Late to hear about this, but sad at such a young age. My main memory is of "Maus" ironically eviscerating my undergrad research proposal. A formative experience.
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I'm mildly amused by this set of shambling figures that slowly evolves to stumble on a little longer until falling over.

#geneticalgorithms   #evolution
About. What the hell is this? This observational pastime hopes to evolve walking creatures through genetic algorithms. Who comes up with these names? The names are generated based on each creature's genome. Since the genetic algorithm tends to produce creatures with similar genes, two creatures ...
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Onderzoeker Richard Finkers heeft dinsdag 13 januari een eerste ruwe versie van het uiengenoom gepresenteerd op het grootste wetenschappelijk congres voor genomics van plant en dier. Het veredelen van een nieuw uienras kost nu nog twaalf tot 16 jaar, bedrijven denken dat kennis van de DNA-sequentie het veredelen met een factor twee kan versnellen. http://bit.ly/1yy2r0W #wur  
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Onderzoeker Richard Finkers heeft dinsdag 13 januari een eerste ruwe versie van het uiengenoom gepresenteerd op het grootste wetenschappelijk congres voor genomics van plant en dier, de Plant and Animal Genomics (PAG) conferentie in San Diego. Het veredelen van een nieuw uienras kost nu nog twaalf tot 16 jaar, bedrijven denken dat kennis van de DNA-sequentie het veredelen met een factor twee kan versnellen.
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  • Simon Fraser University
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