Cancer research highlights
...mor control and disease-free survival. That early glimpse into the future can identify individuals at the greatest risk of having their cancer return, mayr
says, giving doctors the opportunity to adopt more aggressive therapies to improve the prognosis. Wang predicts that, with further testing, the techni...
Major causes of death in ICUs and Hospitals
This study is published in the journal Critical Care. Investigation of death cause in 3,700 patients admitted to the ICUs was carried out by Viktoria mayr
and colleagues from Innsbruck Medical University in association with researchers from other organizations in Austria. The analysis included cause of d...
Mayr in Biological News
'Annals of the ESA' selected as one of 100 most influential journals
... Library at Yale University; Eleanor MacLean, Life Sciences Library at McGill University in Montreal, Canada; and Constance Rinaldo, head of the Ernst mayr
Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.
Publishers of the top 100 journals will be honored June 16, 2009 at an awards c...
MicroRNA helps prevent tumors
...pressed in the later stages of animal development. mayr
wondered whether loss of these let-7 binding sites...would result in tumor formation.
To find out, mayr
created a series of Hmga2 in which various numbers...damaged, the greater the number of colonies.
also worked with MIT assistant professor Michael H...
Ernst Mayr's theory illustrated in genetic epidemiology studies
...ntroversial to this day and has many detractors.
believed that genes interacted with one another, a...ported very well."
But first, the background. mayr
thought that founder events were very important i...ent kinds of genes can be changed dramatically.
also believed that there is lots of interaction be...
An (ecological) origin of species for tropical reef fish
...lain the splitting of one species into two on the basis of geographical barriers. According to standard evolutionary theory proposed by Dobzhansky and mayr
more than 50 years ago, mountain building, island formation, glaciation and other processes isolate populations within a species. Over evolutionary ti...
Mayr in Biological Definition
...ically, for example by habitat fragmentation or migration. Sympatric speciation occurs when new species emerge in the same geographic area. Ernst mayr
's peripatric speciation is a type of speciation that exists in between the extremes of allopatry and sympatry. Peripatric speciation is a critical ...
W.D. "Bill" Hamilton
John Maynard Smith
Alfred Russel Wallace
Edward Osborne Wilson
Notable popularizers of evolut...
Modern evolutionary synthesis
...n the development of the modern synthesis include Ronald Fisher , Theodosius Dobzhansky , J.B.S. Haldane , Sewall Wright , Julian Huxley , Ernst mayr
, George Gaylord Simpson and G. Ledyard Stebbins . Essentially, the modern synthesis (or neo-Darwinism) introduced the connection between two impo...
...sult in speciation in a very short time. Speciation is also related to a process known as adaptive radiation .
proposed a speciation mechanism called allopatry . Allopatry begins when subpopulations of a species become isolated geographically (for example, by...
...is, loosely speaking, a group of related organisms that share a more or less distinctive form and are capable of interbreeding. As defined by Ernst mayr
, species are "groups of actually or potentially interbreeding natural populations which are reproductively isolated from other such groups" (howe...
...er of entomology )
Carolus Linnaeus (father of systematics )
Konrad Lorenz ( ethology )
David W. Macdonald ( wild mammals )
(1905-2005), influential evolutionary biologist , father of the "modern synthesis" of evolutionary theory in the 1940s.
Desmond Morris ( etholo...
Mayr in Biological Dictionary
...ctuated equilibrium . Their ideas have generated much subsequent debate. In the ... Speciational Evolution or Punctuated Equilibria . by Ernst mayr
... since shown that the term " punctuated equilibrium " was more novel than the concept. ... Punctuated Equilibrium's Threefold History. by ...