Volume 7 Supplement 1

First International Conference on Phylogenomics

Proceedings

Edited by Hervé Philippe, Mathieu Blanchette

First International Conference on Phylogenomics. Go to conference site.

Sainte-Adèle, Québec, Canada

15-19 March, 2006

  1. Introduction

    Overview of the First Phylogenomics Conference

    The First Phylogenomics Conference was held in Ste-Adèle (Québec, Canada) in March 2006. Selected papers appear in this special issue of BMC Evolutionary Biology. Here, we give an introduction to the field and pr...

    Hervé Philippe and Mathieu Blanchette

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 8 February 2007

  2. Methodology

    Methods for selecting fixed-effect models for heterogeneous codon evolution, with comments on their application to gene and genome data

    Models of codon evolution have proven useful for investigating the strength and direction of natural selection. In some cases, a priori biological knowledge has been used successfully to model heterogeneous evolu...

    Le Bao, Hong Gu, Katherine A Dunn and Joseph P Bielawski

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 8 February 2007

  3. Research

    Rapid divergence of codon usage patterns within the rice genome

    Synonymous codon usage varies widely between genomes, and also between genes within genomes. Although there is now a large body of data on variations in codon usage, it is still not clear if the observed patte...

    Huai-Chun Wang and Donal A Hickey

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 8 February 2007

  4. Research

    Phylogenetic signal and functional categories in Proteobacteria genomes

    A comprehensive evolutionary analysis of bacterial genomes implies to identify the hallmark of vertical and non-vertical signals and to discriminate them from the presence of mere phylogenetic noise. In this r...

    Iñaki Comas, Andrés Moya and Fernando González-Candelas

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 8 February 2007

  5. Research

    The role of laterally transferred genes in adaptive evolution

    Bacterial genomes develop new mechanisms to tide them over the imposing conditions they encounter during the course of their evolution. Acquisition of new genes by lateral gene transfer may be one of the domin...

    Pradeep Reddy Marri, Weilong Hao and G Brian Golding

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 8 February 2007

  6. Research

    Detecting non-coding selective pressure in coding regions

    Comparative genomics approaches, where orthologous DNA regions are compared and inter-species conserved regions are identified, have proven extremely powerful for identifying non-coding regulatory regions loca...

    Hui Chen and Mathieu Blanchette

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 8 February 2007

  7. Research

    Identifying dramatic selection shifts in phylogenetic trees

    The rate of evolution varies spatially along genomes and temporally in time. The presence of evolutionary rate variation is an informative signal that often marks functional regions of genomes and historical s...

    Karin S Dorman

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 8 February 2007

  8. Research

    RNase MRP and the RNA processing cascade in the eukaryotic ancestor

    Within eukaryotes there is a complex cascade of RNA-based macromolecules that process other RNA molecules, especially mRNA, tRNA and rRNA. An example is RNase MRP processing ribosomal RNA (rRNA) in ribosome bi...

    Michael D Woodhams, Peter F Stadler, David Penny and Lesley J Collins

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7(Suppl 1):S13

    Published on: 8 February 2007

  9. Research

    Evolution of motif variants and positional bias of the cyclic-AMP response element

    Transcription factors regulate gene expression by interacting with their specific DNA binding sites. Some transcription factors, particularly those involved in transcription initiation, always bind close to tr...

    Brandon Smith, Hung Fang, Youlian Pan, P Roy Walker, A Fazel Famili and Marianna Sikorska

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007 7(Suppl 1):S15

    Published on: 8 February 2007

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