Featured blog: Let’s leverage herbaria impact through Deep Learning

Pierre Bonnet

José Carranza-Rojas, Erick Mata-Montero and Pierre Bonnet discuss their new study that uses deep learning techniques to move forward our ability to automate identification of herbarium specimens to help unlock the potential treasure-trove of data in the worlds herbaria.

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Featured article: Insertions and deletions, from Neanderthals to humans

Chintalapati et al.

Comparisons to the newly available Neanderthal genome provide further evidence that deletions evolve under more constraint than insertions in the modern human genome, as well as potential examples of former Neanderthal-specific traits contributing to modern human phenotypic diversity.

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BMC Evolutionary Biology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of molecular and non-molecular evolution of all organisms, as well as phylogenetics and palaeontology.


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Maria Anisimova, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Michael Brockhurst, University of Sheffield

David Ferrier, University of St Andrews

Laura Kubatko, Ohio State University

David Liberles, Temple University

Craig Moritz, Australian National University

Herve Philippe, Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling

Arne Traulsen, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Arndt von Haeseler, Max F Perutz Laboratories

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