New species of sea-dwelling mushroom-shaped organisms represent an early branch on the tree of life

New deep sea mushroom-shaped organisms discovered Organisms’ discovery spurs identification of 2 new species Scientists discovered two new species of sea-dwelling, mushroom-shaped organisms, according to a study published September 3, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jean Just from University READ MORE

Atlantic killifish thrive in Superfund cleanup site thanks to beneficial mutation

Solving an evolutionary puzzle New Bedford Harbor pollution prompts PCB-resistance in Atlantic killifish For four decades, waste from nearby manufacturing plants flowed into the waters of New Bedford Harbor—an 18,000-acre estuary and busy seaport. The harbor, which is contaminated with READ MORE