Editor’s Selections: Milk, Urine, and Plant DNA – the stuff of life

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By Jarrett Byrnes

Jarrett ByrnesCiao. I’m Jarrett Byrnes, of I’m a chordata, urochordata!, and I’m one of the editors for Biology here at researchblogging.org. As you may be able to tell from my blog, I’ll be focusing on ecology, environmental sciences, and evolution.

For this week

  • Jeremey of Denim and Tweed reviews recent evidence showing that the human ability to drink milk after weaning evolved independently in different regions for different reasons. In Africa, it was for calories and protein. In pasty white northern Europe, it was due to a need to use lactose to assimilate calcium in the absence of sunlight’s Vitamin D.
  • Karen James discusses recent work by The Consortium for the Barcode Of Life Plant Working Group to create DNA barcodes for plants and her firsthand experiences with the working group.

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