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  1. Content type: Research article

    Population genetics theory predicts an important role of differences in the effective population size (N e ) among species on shaping the accumulation of functional mutations...

    Authors: Jianhai Chen, Pan Ni, Xinyun Li, Jianlin Han, Ivan Jakovlić, Chengjun Zhang and Shuhong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:4

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    The genomes of all vertebrates harbor remnants of ancient retroviral infections, having affected the germ line cells during the last 100 million years. These sequences, named Endogenous Retroviruses (ERVs), ha...

    Authors: Nicole Grandi, Marta Cadeddu, Jonas Blomberg, Jens Mayer and Enzo Tramontano

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:6

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    Tracking newly emergent virulent populations in agroecosystems provides an opportunity to increase our understanding of the co-evolution dynamics of pathogens and their hosts. On the one hand host plants exert...

    Authors: Monika Michalecka, Sylwester Masny, Thibault Leroy and Joanna Puławska

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:5

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    Maleness in mammals is genetically determined by the Y chromosome. On the Y chromosome SRY is known as the mammalian male-determining gene. Both placental mammals (Eutheria) and marsupial mammals (Metatheria) hav...

    Authors: Yukako Katsura, Hiroko X. Kondo, Janelle Ryan, Vincent Harley and Yoko Satta

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:3

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    Neo-sex chromosome systems arose independently multiple times in evolution, presenting the remarkable characteristic of repetitive DNAs accumulation. Among grasshoppers, occurrence of neo-XY was repeatedly not...

    Authors: Octavio M. Palacios-Gimenez, Diogo Milani, Bernardo Lemos, Elio R. Castillo, Dardo A. Martí, Erica Ramos, Cesar Martins and Diogo C. Cabral-de-Mello

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:2

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  6. Content type: Research

    The species relationships within the genus Linum have already been studied several times by means of different molecular and phylogenetic approaches. Nevertheless, a number of ambiguities in phylogeny of Linum st...

    Authors: Nadezhda L. Bolsheva, Nataliya V. Melnikova, Ilya V. Kirov, Anna S. Speranskaya, Anastasia A. Krinitsina, Alexey A. Dmitriev, Maxim S. Belenikin, George S. Krasnov, Valentina A. Lakunina, Anastasiya V. Snezhkina, Tatiana A. Rozhmina, Tatiana E. Samatadze, Olga Yu. Yurkevich, Svyatoslav A. Zoshchuk, Аlexandra V. Amosova, Anna V. Kudryavtseva…

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):253

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  7. Content type: Research

    Microbial mats are a good model system for ecological and evolutionary analysis of microbial communities. There are more than 20 alkaline hot springs on the banks of the Barguzin river inflows. Water temperatu...

    Authors: Alexey Sergeevich Rozanov, Alla Victorovna Bryanskaya, Timofey Vladimirovich Ivanisenko, Tatyana Konstantinovna Malup and Sergey Evgenievich Peltek

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):254

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  8. Content type: Research article

    The primary energy-producing pathway in eukaryotic cells, the oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) system, comprises proteins encoded by both mitochondrial and nuclear genes. To maintain the function of the OXPH...

    Authors: Yiyuan Li, Rui Zhang, Shanlin Liu, Alexander Donath, Ralph S. Peters, Jessica Ware, Bernhard Misof, Oliver Niehuis, Michael E. Pfrender and Xin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:269

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  9. Content type: Research

    Tick-borne encephalitis is caused by the neurotropic, positive-sense RNA virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV). TBEV infection can lead to a variety of clinical manifestations ranging from slight fever t...

    Authors: Elena V. Ignatieva, Alexander V. Igoshin and Nikolay S. Yudin

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):259

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

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    Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus (E. robustus), is a single member of the family Eschrichtiidae, which is considered to be the most primitive in the class Cetacea. Gray whale is often described as a “living foss...

    Authors: Alexey А. Moskalev, Anna V. Kudryavtseva, Alexander S. Graphodatsky, Violetta R. Beklemisheva, Natalya A. Serdyukova, Konstantin V. Krutovsky, Vadim V. Sharov, Ivan V. Kulakovskiy, Andrey S. Lando, Artem S. Kasianov, Dmitry A. Kuzmin, Yuliya A. Putintseva, Sergey I. Feranchuk, Mikhail V. Shaposhnikov, Vadim E. Fraifeld, Dmitri Toren…

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):258

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  11. Content type: Research

    One of the most widespread prokaryotic symbionts of invertebrates is the intracellular bacteria of Wolbachia genus which can be found in about 50% of insect species. Wolbachia causes both parasitic and mutualisti...

    Authors: Nataly Е. Gruntenko, Yury Yu. Ilinsky, Natalya V. Adonyeva, Elena V. Burdina, Roman A. Bykov, Petr N. Menshanov and Inga Yu. Rauschenbach

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17(Suppl 2):252

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  12. Content type: Research article

    Tumour progression involves a series of phenotypic changes to cancer cells, each of which presents therapeutic targets. Here, using techniques adapted from microbial experimental evolution, we investigate the ...

    Authors: Tiffany B. Taylor, Anastasia V. Wass, Louise J. Johnson and Phil Dash

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:268

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have begun to reveal the complex evolutionary and biogeographic histories of mainland anoles in Central America, but the origins and relationships of many taxa remain poorly understood. One such...

    Authors: Erich P. Hofmann and Josiah H. Townsend

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:267

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Chelicerata represents a vast clade of mostly predatory arthropods united by a distinctive body plan throughout the Phanerozoic. Their origins, however, with respect to both their ancestral morphological featu...

    Authors: Cédric Aria and Jean-Bernard Caron

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:261

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  15. Content type: Research article

    A deep divergence of mitochondrial DNA is common in species delimitated by morphological traits. Several hypotheses can explain such variations, such as cryptic species, introgression, allopatric divergence an...

    Authors: Chuanyin Dai, Yan Hao, Yong He and Fumin Lei

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:266

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    Populations of herbivorous insects may become genetically differentiated because of local adaptation to different hosts and climates as well as historical processes, and further genetic divergence may occur fo...

    Authors: You-Zhu Wang, Bing-Yan Li, Ary Anthony Hoffmann, Li-Jun Cao, Ya-Jun Gong, Wei Song, Jia-Ying Zhu and Shu-Jun Wei

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:265

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Parental care, while increasing parental fitness through offspring survival, also bears cost to the care-giving parent. Consequentially, trade offs between parental care and other vitally important traits, suc...

    Authors: Isabel S. Keller, Walter Salzburger and Olivia Roth

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:264

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Invasive mosquito species are responsible for millions of vector-borne disease cases annually. The global invasive success of Aedes mosquitoes such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus has relied on the human tr...

    Authors: John Soghigian, Theodore G. Andreadis and Todd P. Livdahl

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:262

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Xenoturbella is a group of marine benthic animals lacking an anus and a centralized nervous system. Molecular phylogenetic analyses group the animal together with the Acoelomorpha, for...

    Authors: Hiroaki Nakano, Hideyuki Miyazawa, Akiteru Maeno, Toshihiko Shiroishi, Keiichi Kakui, Ryo Koyanagi, Miyuki Kanda, Noriyuki Satoh, Akihito Omori and Hisanori Kohtsuka

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:245

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    The Na,K-ATPase is a vital animal cell-membrane protein that maintains the cell’s resting potential, among other functions. Cardenolides, a group of potent plant toxins, bind to and inhibit this pump. The gene...

    Authors: Jennifer N. Lohr, Fee Meinzer, Safaa Dalla, Renja Romey-Glüsing and Susanne Dobler

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:256

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Genes encoding proteins underlying host-pathogen co-evolution and which are selected for new resistance specificities frequently are under positive selection, a process that maintains diversity. Here, we teste...

    Authors: Mariana Mondragón-Palomino, Remco Stam, Ajay John-Arputharaj and Thomas Dresselhaus

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:255

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Characterizations of the dynamics of hybrid zones in space and time can give insights about traits and processes important in population divergence and speciation. We characterized a hybrid zone between tanage...

    Authors: Andrea Morales-Rozo, Elkin A. Tenorio, Matthew D. Carling and Carlos Daniel Cadena

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:257

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