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Wageningen - 9 days ago

Predation risk drives evolution of the placenta

An international team of scientists, led by assistant professor Bart Pollux from Wageningen University Research, showed that predators are driving the evolution of more complex placentas in fish. They studied populations of the live-bearing and placental freshwater fish Poeciliopsis retropinna in Costa Rica and published their results in the scientific journal Ecology Letters.


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