Author Archives: Ljiljana Mihajlovic

The genomic landscape of rapid repeated evolutionary adaptation to toxic pollution in wild fish

Introduction The pace of the evolutionary change depends on the existence of genetic variation, population size and intensity of the selection. While environmental change very often exceeds the rate of evolution for many species, killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus), living in U.S … Continue reading

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How the Galapagos cormorant lost its ability to fly

Introduction Novel traits play a key role in evolution by facilitating the access to new ecological niches. Novelty is often recognized at a phenotypic level and usually related to gain of new function. But can nature innovate through the loss … Continue reading

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