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The history of life through evolutionary computation

G.B. Fogel
2005 IEEE potentials  
Our ability to infer evolutionary histories changed significantly following the discovery of the genetic code.  ...  Fitch and Margoliash were the first to offer a computer process for the construction of phylogenetic trees from protein sequence information, specifically for 20 cytochrome C protein sequences (the most  ...  Testing algorithm performance requires knowledge of a "ground truth" set of data from a known evolutionary history.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mp.2005.1502503 fatcat:jrs2ktyqsfhfte3clomwywiomi

Giant returns

Nigel Williams
2007 Current Biology  
the skeleton of a 150 million year old Archeaopteryx, found in Germany, and five other dinosaur remains from what is one of the world's most significant fossil collections.  ...  The Evolution in Action show bucks the trend for interactive displays and computer screens, by using real fossils to demonstrate the evolutionary process and its research.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cub.2007.07.024 fatcat:luwmhglqunabrjbtvzdl4qoubi

An uncensored page of fossil history

J.S. Jones
1981 Nature  
in the nearby pastures 17 • Once evolutionary change in the fossil record -even in a record as well characterized as that unearthed by Williamsonis placed in the context of the known ability of living  ...  "A history of the world, imperfectly kept, and written in a changing dialect. Of this history we possess the last volume alone ...  ... 
doi:10.1038/293427a0 fatcat:g7obbwsshbe3relhv7gnbxrx7q

Human Origins and the Search for "Missing Links"

Johannes Krause
2012 PLoS Biology  
Acknowledgments I thank Kirsten Bos for comments on the manuscript.  ...  A further advantage of digitalized virtual data is the ability for large-scale computational comparisons using hundreds of fossil and modern specimens.  ...  The second ancient archaic genome was an even bigger surprise. It derived from a tiny finger bone unearthed in 2008 in the Denisova cave in Siberia.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001333 fatcat:evc7ofjj7rbt7kmueqpujvueoi

Paleontology and Evolution in the News

Sidney Horenstein
2012 Evolution: Education and Outreach  
This paper is a review of recent media publications and journal articles about evolution and paleontology.  ...  additional insights into the initial stages of the evolutionary history of dinosaurs.  ...  Darwin's longforgotten fossils unearthed."  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12052-012-0400-7 fatcat:kg3dusdb2bdepca27cyocqfbxq

The Rise of Amphibians: 365 Million Years of Evolution

Axel Janke
2010 Systematic Biology  
Thus, a thorough understanding of their evolutionary history is essential to the resolution of vertebrate evolution and phylogeny.  ...  Amphibians are a highly successful group with more than 6000 species and important ecological and evolutionary histories.  ... 
doi:10.1093/sysbio/syq015 fatcat:j4kigemyxnbnnjjjjlnwqgqbxy

Evolution and adaptation: a tribute to Richard Essex Barwick

Paul Cooper
2014 Australian journal of zoology (Print)  
After completing his MSc in the mid-1950s, Dick was appointed a junior lecturer at VUW, which sparked his second major area of investigation.  ...  He was one of four adventurers (along with Colin Bull, Barry McKelvey and Peter Webb) who initiated studies of the biology and geology of the dry valleys of the Antarctic.  ...  In the early 1980s, Dick began a collaboration with Ken Campbell of the ANU Department of Geology on fish fossils that had been unearthed in the Burrinjuck region of New South Wales and in the Gogo deposits  ... 
doi:10.1071/zov62n1_in fatcat:nccsse533ffnznrhtk73rtcyhm

Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology

Xiuling Xu, Pingfu Chen
2018 National Science Review  
Th e paleoanthrological study mainly deals with origin and evolutionary history of fossil human and paleolithic archeology.  ...  Hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs and embryos were unearthed with well embryos preserved in three dimensions, revealing the life history of the pterosaur. [Wang X et al. Science 358: 1197-1201].  ... 
doi:10.1093/nsr/nwx138 fatcat:mdeq2v3fpbd5hc764ivxi5bbja

Paleoanthropology: How Old Is the Oldest Human?

Jean-Jacques Hublin
2015 Current Biology  
In the decades following OH7's discovery, a variety of fossils unearthed at Olduvai, as well as from other sites in Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa, have documented the earliest forms of the genus  ...  Furthermore, the proposed candidates to the direct ancestry of these early Homo were far from convincing. Australopithecus garhi, a 2.5 Ma old fossil from the Bouri area in Ethiopia, was one of them.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.04.009 pmid:26035786 fatcat:pnga6a2gebeq7kjzirvrhwr5nm

Fossils Found in Eastern Colorado

Lorena S. Ellis
1919 Scientific American  
(Continued on page 299) Fossils Found in Eastern Colorado By Lorena S. Ellis A VISIT to the Colorado Museum of Natural History in the City Park of Denver, Colo., and a talk with the director, J.  ...  Of the mastodons two species were unearthed.  ... 
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican03221919-283 fatcat:id3x75yq3ve3ll2ofwyaozcgfm

Virology: Bornavirus enters the genome

Cédric Feschotte
2010 Nature  
The term 'tetrapodomorph fishes' scarcely rolls off the tongue, but these are fossil animals that have a special place in the evolutionary history of vertebrates.  ...  unearthed DNA derived from bornaviruses, leading to speculation about the role of these viruses in causing mutations with evolutionary and medical consequences.  ... 
doi:10.1038/463039a pmid:20054386 pmcid:PMC3018739 fatcat:oyra2apqejduboij4cyxilsssa

NSF SBE Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship: Computer Science meets Anthropology: a novel approach for reconstructing locomotion from fossil human footprints (2014)

Kevin Hatala
2019 Figshare  
Main text of proposal for SBE Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. This grant was awarded in 2014.  ...  of our evolutionary history.  ...  Fossil hominin footprints at Ileret, Kenya continue to be unearthed from more than a half-dozen unique sites (Richmond et al., in prep) .  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.7958927.v1 fatcat:x3sjzg57dbcr5i64h3g2bg6x2i

Virtual Neanderthals

Michael Gross
2011 Current Biology  
It became possible to sequence all the DNA extracted from a fossil, and to use DNA capture techniques to pull out certain parts of the genome that were of interest."  ...  "Geochemistry and biochemistry of the fossil tissues unveil a wealth of information on the biology and behaviour of extinct humans.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.10.031 pmid:22187730 fatcat:elbkmhinl5eexgrc2thbesw4ga

Decoding our cousins

Rex Dalton
2006 Nature  
■ Rex Dalton is a West Coast correspondent for Nature.  ...  A Neanderthal genome could reveal much more about our recent evolutionary history. The main difficulty is getting hold of genetic material.  ...  Alban Defleur of the Institute of Human Palaeontology in Paris hopes to return to the Moula-Guercy cave to find many more Neanderthal bones; it was here he unearthed evidence, published in a 1999 paper  ... 
doi:10.1038/442238a pmid:16855562 fatcat:ziu3dke67vehndo7yjsk7tkflm

The fight for control over virtual fossils

Dyani Lewis
2019 Nature  
Morpho Source's vast cyber-crypt houses the skull of an extinct sea turtle from the Natural History Museum in London, extinct devil frogs from the Field Museum and pterosaur vertebrae from the American  ...  The two agreed that MorphoSource should host data for the soon-to-be-published remains of a newly discovered species of early human that Berger's team had unearthed near Johannesburg.  ... 
doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00739-0 pmid:30842642 fatcat:463lnvtxwrd77ppnpiea6cv5em
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