Evolutionary biology: New take on the Red Queen

  title={Evolutionary biology: New take on the Red Queen},
  author={Michael J Benton},
Figure 1 | Red Queen put to the test. According to the Red Queen hypothesis, organisms evolve by constantly changing in tune with environmental challenges, yet remain well adapted to their modes of life. So the huge diversity of life today, exemplified by these species of dog (family Canidae), might have arisen from long spans of evolution featuring many small-scale vicissitudes. From their analyses of evolution in groups such as dogs, however, Venditti et al. propose that most biodiversity… CONTINUE READING