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Spider web gives up DNA secrets

Spiders - and their prey - can be identified from the DNA they leave behind stuck on webs, say US scientists.

From the BBC News-2015-11-26:8:5:1

E.P.A. Revokes Approval of New Dow Herbicide

The herbicide, which contains the old herbicide 2,4-D, was to be used on crops genetically modified to be resistant to it.

From the NYTimes News-2015-11-25:20:6:1

Australia trial for GM fruit fly

Australia will carry out trials of a genetically modified fruit fly to break the breeding cycle of this crop pest.

From the BBC News-2015-11-24:14:6:1

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Cuvier's History of the Natural Sciences Nineteen Lessons on the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by T. Pietsch, Ed., from Univ Chicago Press (Nov 22).

Nature is seeking to recruit editors to join Nature Ecology. Application deadline November 29th. (Nov 13).

Nature is seeking to recruit editors to join Nature Ecology and Evolution. Application deadline November 30th. (Nov 13).

Royal Society Phil. Tranactions has three special issues that are free for November. (Nov 5).

Call for papers for a special issue on Genomics of Marine Invertebrates. (Nov 3).

Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution by K.Dial, N.Shubin, E.Brainerd Eds, from Univ Chicago Press (Oct 29).

The Annihilation of Nature; Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals by G.Ceballos, A.Ehrlich, P.Ehrlich Eds, from Johns Hopkins Univ Press (Oct 29).

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Nov 25 12:00A genome-scale investigation of incongruence in Culicidae mosquitoes - Yuyu Wang, Xiaofan Zhou, Ding Yang, Antonis Rokas (GBE)
Nov 25 12:00Eukaryotic components remodeled chloroplast nucleoid organization during the green plant evolution - Yusuke Kobayashi et al. (GBE)
Nov 25 12:00On the causes of evolutionary transition:transversion bias - Arlin Stoltzfus, Ryan W. Norris (MBE)
Nov 25 08:00Repetitive DNA and plant domestication: variation in copy number and proximity to genes of LTR-retrotransposons among wild and cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus) genotypes. - Flavia Mascagni et al. (GBE)
Nov 25 08:00Adaptation to parasites and costs of parasite resistance in mutator and non-mutator bacteria - Sébastien Wielgoss, Tobias Bergmiller, Anna M. Bischofberger, Alex R. Hall (MBE)
Nov 25 08:00Molecular mechanism of the two-component suicidal weapon of Neocapritermes taracua old workers - Thomas Bourguignon et al. (MBE)
Nov 25 08:00Intein clustering suggests functional importance in different domains of life - Olga Novikova et al. (MBE)
Nov 24 20:00Comparative genomics identifies epidermal proteins associated with the evolution of the turtle shell - Karin Brigit Holthaus et al. (MBE)
Nov 24 12:00Association mapping reveals the role of purifying selection in the maintenance of genomic variation in gene expression - Emily B. Josephs, Young Wha Lee, John R. Stinchcombe, Stephen I. Wright (PNAS)

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