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Genome evolution and evolutionary systems biology

Section edited by Maria Anisimova, Arndt von Haeseler and David Liberles

This section considers studies on genome evolution and systems biology approaches to determining evolutionary processes.

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  1. Species generally have a fixed number of chromosomes in the cell nuclei while between-species differences are common and often pronounced. These differences could have evolved through multiple speciation event...

    Authors: Vladimir A Lukhtanov, Vlad Dincă, Gerard Talavera and Roger Vila

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:109

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The SLC11A1/Nramp1 and SLC11A2/Nramp2 genes belong to the SLC11/Nramp family of transmembrane divalent metal transporters, with SLC11A1 being associated with resistance to pathogens and SLC11A2 involved in intest...

    Authors: João V Neves, Jonathan M Wilson, Heiner Kuhl, Richard Reinhardt, L Filipe C Castro and Pedro NS Rodrigues

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:106

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  3. Euglenophytes are a group of photosynthetic flagellates possessing a plastid derived from a green algal endosymbiont, which was incorporated into an ancestral host cell via secondary endosymbiosis. However, th...

    Authors: Shinichiro Maruyama, Toshinobu Suzaki, Andreas PM Weber, John M Archibald and Hisayoshi Nozaki

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:105

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  4. A gene's position in regulatory, protein interaction or metabolic networks can be predictive of the strength of purifying selection acting on it, but these relationships are neither universal nor invariably st...

    Authors: Corey M Hudson and Gavin C Conant

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:89

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  5. Urea amidolyase breaks down urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide in a two-step process, while another enzyme, urease, does this in a one step-process. Urea amidolyase has been found only in some fungal species...

    Authors: Pooja K Strope, Kenneth W Nickerson, Steven D Harris and Etsuko N Moriyama

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:80

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  6. Polyploidy has long been recognized as playing an important role in plant evolution. In flowering plants, the major route of polyploidization is suggested to be sexual through gametes with somatic chromosome n...

    Authors: Riccardo Aiese Cigliano, Walter Sanseverino, Gaetana Cremona, Federica M Consiglio and Clara Conicella

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:78

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  7. Previously, we described the heat shock response in dipteran species belonging to the family Stratiomyidae that develop in thermally and chemically contrasting habitats including highly aggressive ones. Althou...

    Authors: David G Garbuz, Irina A Yushenova, Olga G Zatsepina, Andrey A Przhiboro, Brian R Bettencourt and Michael B Evgen'ev

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:74

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  8. Genes involved in post-mating processes of multiple mating organisms are known to evolve rapidly due to coevolution driven by sexual conflict among male-female interacting proteins. In the malaria mosquito Anophe...

    Authors: Emiliano Mancini, Federica Tammaro, Francesco Baldini, Allegra Via, Domenico Raimondo, Phillip George, Paolo Audisio, Igor V Sharakhov, Anna Tramontano, Flaminia Catteruccia and Alessandra della Torre

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:72

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  9. The Immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) 3' Regulatory Region (3'RR), located at the 3' of the constant alpha gene, plays a crucial role in immunoglobulin production. In humans, there are 2 copies of the 3'RR, eac...

    Authors: Pietro D'Addabbo, Moira Scascitelli, Vincenzo Giambra, Mariano Rocchi and Domenico Frezza

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:71

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  10. Ammonium is one of the major forms in which nitrogen is available for plant growth. OsAMT1;1 is a high-affinity ammonium transporter in rice (Oryza sativa L.), responsible for ammonium uptake at low nitrogen conc...

    Authors: Zehong Ding, Chongrong Wang, Sheng Chen and Sibin Yu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:61

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  11. Two component systems (TCS) are signal transduction pathways which typically consist of a sensor histidine kinase (HK) and a response regulator (RR). In this study, we have analyzed the evolution of TCS of the...

    Authors: Manuel Zúñiga, Ciara Luna Gómez-Escoín and Fernando González-Candelas

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:34

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  12. Corticosteroid receptors include mineralocorticoid (MR) and glucocorticoid (GR) receptors. Teleost fishes have a single MR and duplicate GRs that show variable sensitivities to mineralocorticoids and glucocort...

    Authors: Adam S Arterbery, Daniel J Fergus, Elizabeth A Fogarty, John Mayberry, David L Deitcher, W Lee Kraus and Andrew H Bass

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:14

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  13. Ribonucleotide reduction is the only de novo pathway for synthesis of deoxyribonucleotides, the building blocks of DNA. The reaction is catalysed by ribonucleotide reductases (RNRs), an ancient enzyme family comp...

    Authors: Daniel Lundin, Simonetta Gribaldo, Eduard Torrents, Britt-Marie Sjöberg and Anthony M Poole

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010 10:383

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