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    Phylogeography of red muntjacs reveals three distinct mitochondrial lineages

    The members of the genus Muntiacus are of particular interest to evolutionary biologists due to their extreme chromosomal rearrangements and the ongoing discussions about the number of living species. Red muntjac...

    Renata F. Martins, Jörns Fickel, Minh Le, Thanh van Nguyen, Ha M. Nguyen, Robert Timmins, Han Ming Gan, Jeffrine J. Rovie-Ryan, Dorina Lenz, Daniel W. Förster and Andreas Wilting

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:34

    Published on: 26 January 2017

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    Establishment of F1 hybrid mortality in real time

    Measuring the evolutionary rate of reproductive isolation is essential to understanding how new species form. Tempo calculations typically rely on fossil records, geological events, and molecular evolution ana...

    Ashley Saulsberry, Marisa Pinchas, Aaron Noll, Jeremy A. Lynch, Seth R. Bordenstein and Robert M. Brucker

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:37

    Published on: 26 January 2017

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    Habitat structure is linked to the evolution of plumage colour in female, but not male, fairy-wrens

    Both natural and sexual selection may drive the evolution of plumage colouration in birds. This can lead to great variation in plumage not only across species, but also between sexes within species. Australasi...

    Iliana Medina, Kaspar Delhey, Anne Peters, Kristal E. Cain, Michelle L. Hall, Raoul A. Mulder and Naomi E. Langmore

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:35

    Published on: 26 January 2017

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    Two new genera of songbirds represent endemic radiations from the Shola Sky Islands of the Western Ghats, India

    A long-standing view of Indian biodiversity is that while rich in species, there are few endemics or in-situ radiations within the subcontinent. One exception is the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, an isol...

    V.V. Robin, C. K. Vishnudas, Pooja Gupta, Frank E. Rheindt, Daniel M. Hooper, Uma Ramakrishnan and Sushma Reddy

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:31

    Published on: 23 January 2017

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    Cryptic diversity, geographical endemism and allopolyploidy in NE Pacific seaweeds

    Molecular markers are revealing a much more diverse and evolutionarily complex picture of marine biodiversity than previously anticipated. Cryptic and/or endemic marine species are continually being found thro...

    João Neiva, Ester A. Serrão, Laura Anderson, Peter T. Raimondi, Neusa Martins, Licínia Gouveia, Cristina Paulino, Nelson C. Coelho, Kathy Ann Miller, Daniel C. Reed, Lydia B. Ladah and Gareth A. Pearson

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:30

    Published on: 23 January 2017

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    Mid-day siesta in natural populations of D. melanogaster from Africa exhibits an altitudinal cline and is regulated by splicing of a thermosensitive intron in the period clock gene

    Many diurnal animals exhibit a mid-day ‘siesta’, generally thought to be an adaptive response aimed at minimizing exposure to heat on warm days, suggesting that in regions with cooler climates mid-day siestas ...

    Weihuan Cao and Isaac Edery

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:32

    Published on: 23 January 2017

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    Evolutionary history of Podarcis tiliguerta on Corsica and Sardinia

    Podarcis tiliguerta is a wall lizard endemic to the Mediterranean islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Previous findings of high mtDNA and morphological diversity have led to the suggestio...

    V. Rodríguez, J. M. Buades, R. P. Brown, B. Terrasa, V. Pérez-Mellado, C. Corti, M. Delaugerre, J. A. Castro, A. Picornell and M. M. Ramon

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:27

    Published on: 19 January 2017

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    Lineage-specific duplication of amphioxus retinoic acid degrading enzymes (CYP26) resulted in sub-functionalization of patterning and homeostatic roles

    During embryogenesis, tight regulation of retinoic acid (RA) availability is fundamental for normal development. In parallel to RA synthesis, a negative feedback loop controlled by RA catabolizing enzymes of t...

    João E. Carvalho, Maria Theodosiou, Jie Chen, Pascale Chevret, Susana Alvarez, Angel R. De Lera, Vincent Laudet, Jenifer C. Croce and Michael Schubert

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:24

    Published on: 19 January 2017

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    Effects of Pleistocene sea-level fluctuations on mangrove population dynamics: a lesson from Sonneratia alba

    A large-scale systematical investigation of the influence of Pleistocene climate oscillation on mangrove population dynamics could enrich our knowledge about the evolutionary history during times of historical...

    Yuchen Yang, Jianfang Li, Shuhuan Yang, Xinnian Li, Lu Fang, Cairong Zhong, Norman C. Duke, Renchao Zhou and Suhua Shi

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:22

    Published on: 18 January 2017

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    A genome-wide scan for genes under balancing selection in Drosophila melanogaster

    In the history of population genetics balancing selection has been considered as an important evolutionary force, yet until today little is known about its abundance and its effect on patterns of genetic diver...

    Myriam Croze, Andreas Wollstein, Vedran Božičević, Daniel Živković, Wolfgang Stephan and Stephan Hutter

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:15

    Published on: 13 January 2017

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    Widespread introgression in deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussels

    The analysis of hybrid zones is crucial for gaining a mechanistic understanding of the process of speciation and the maintenance of species boundaries. Hybrid zones have been studied intensively in terrestrial...

    Corinna Breusing, Robert C. Vrijenhoek and Thorsten B. H. Reusch

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:13

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  12. Research Article

    Genetic mechanisms of bone digestion and nutrient absorption in the bone-eating worm Osedax japonicus inferred from transcriptome and gene expression analyses

    Bone-eating worms of the genus Osedax (Annelida, Siboglinidae) have adapted to whale fall environments by acquiring a novel characteristic called the root, which branches and penetrates into sunken bones. The wor...

    Norio Miyamoto, Masa-aki Yoshida, Hiroyuki Koga and Yoshihiro Fujiwara

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:17

    Published on: 13 January 2017

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