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Human Muscles Have Found In Apes

Muscles once thought 'uniquely human' have been discovered in several ape species, challenging long-held theories on the origin and evolution of human soft tissues. The findings question the anthropocentric view that certain muscles evolved for the sole purpose of providing special adaptations for human traits, such as walking on two legs, tool use, vocal communication and facial expressions.

The study was published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, the study highlights that thorough knowledge of ape anatomy is necessary for a better understanding of human evolution. This study contradicts key dogmas about human evolution and our distinct place on the 'ladder of nature.

An Enzyme Is Been Manipulated

Researchers managed for the first time ever to 'retrain' an enzyme to build ring-shaped molecular structures instead of performing its natural task of reducing double bonds. The work is relevant for the production of pharmaceuticals and plant protection products.

Cryo-EM Reveals Structure Of A Plant Geminivirus

Researchers revealed the complex 3D structure of one of the world's most lethal families of plant viruses has been revealed in unprecedented detail by scientists. The structure of Ageratum yellow vein virus at 3.3 Å resolution, using single-particle cryo-electron microscopyGeminiviruses are responsible for diseases affecting crops, cotton in the Indian subcontinent and tomatoes across Europe. The study was Published in Nature Communications.