Ma et al. 2010. Comparative genomics reveals mobile pathogenicity chromosomes in Fusarium. Nature 464:367-373.
Speaking of genome sequences, a paper on the Hydra sequence by Chapman et al. was published in the Advanced Online papers. From the abstract:
The Hydra genome has been shaped by bursts of transposable element expansion, horizontal gene transfer, trans-splicing, and simplification of gene structure and gene content that parallel simplification of the Hydra life cycle. We also report the sequence of the genome of a novel bacterium stably associated with H. magnipapillata.Sweet! A two-for-one deal.
Chapman et al. 2010. The dynamic genome of Hydra. Nature doi:10.1038/nature08830.
In other news, Brumm et al. report stone tools from Flores that push back the conventional date of H. floresiensis to at least 1 million years ago.
Brumm et al. 2010. Hominins on Flores, Indonesia, by one million years ago. Nature doi:10.1038/nature08844.
Just before dashing off to the train station yesterday, I had a chance to read Molén's letter in the most recent Journal of Creation, where he tried to respond to a blog post I wrote last summer. You might recall that I was disappointed with Molén's article on fossil equids and particularly his obsession with the polyphyly of Hyracotherium, and I tried to set the record straight on my blog. Molén's response made me sad. I don't think he understood what I wrote. Oh well. I tried. Further comment on Hyracotherium will have to await a proper analysis, whenever Paul Garner and I get around to finishing it.
Molén. 2010. The evolution of the horse. Journal of Creation 24(1):54-55.