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Speciation and evolutionary genetics

This section considers studies into speciation and the role of inheritance and variation in individuals and among populations in evolution.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The evolutionary dynamics of repeat sequences is quite complex, with some duplicates never having differentiated from each other. Two models can explain the complex evolutionary process for repeated genes—conc...

    Authors: Vanessa Romero, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Hirofumi Nakaoka, Hiroki Shibata and Ituro Inoue

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:10

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    As bats have recently been described to harbor many different viruses, several studies have investigated the genetic co-variation between viruses and different bat species. However, little is known about the g...

    Authors: Tanja K. Halczok, Kerstin Fischer, Robert Gierke, Veronika Zeus, Frauke Meier, Christoph Treß, Anne Balkema-Buschmann, Sébastien J. Puechmaille and Gerald Kerth

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:5

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    Ancient Lake Ohrid, located on the Albania-Macedonia border, is the most biodiverse freshwater lake in Europe. However, the processes that gave rise to its extraordinary endemic biodiversity, particularly in t...

    Authors: Björn Stelbrink, Alena A. Shirokaya, Kirstin Föller, Thomas Wilke and Christian Albrecht

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:273

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    Evolutionary histories of parasite and host populations are intimately linked such that their spatial genetic structures may be correlated. While these processes have been relatively well studied in specialist...

    Authors: Benoit Talbot, Maarten J. Vonhof, Hugh G. Broders, Brock Fenton and Nusha Keyghobadi

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:268

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    As global climate change transforms average temperature and rainfall, species distributions may meet, increasing the potential for hybridization and altering individual fitness and population growth. Altered r...

    Authors: Zachary Teitel, Agnieszka Klimowski and Lesley G. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:266

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    A common, 32kb deletion of LCE3B and LCE3C genes is strongly associated with psoriasis. We recently found that this deletion is ancient, predating Human-Denisovan divergence. However, it was not clear why negativ...

    Authors: Petar Pajic, Yen-Lung Lin, Duo Xu and Omer Gokcumen

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:265

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    DNA barcoding has demonstrated that many discrete phenotypes are in fact genetically distinct (pseudo)cryptic species. Genetically identical, isogenic individuals, however, can also express similarly different...

    Authors: Chen Wang, Shobhit Agrawal, Jürgen Laudien, Vreni Häussermann and Christoph Held

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:258

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    The identification, description and understanding of protein-protein networks are important in cell biology and medicine, especially for the study of system biology where the focus concerns the interaction of ...

    Authors: Erli Pang, Yu Hao, Ying Sun and Kui Lin

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:260

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    RAD-seq is a powerful tool, increasingly used in population genomics. However, earlier studies have raised red flags regarding possible biases associated with this technique. In particular, polymorphism on res...

    Authors: Marie Cariou, Laurent Duret and Sylvain Charlat

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:240

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    Subtilisin-like serine proteases or Subtilases in fungi are important for penetration and colonization of host. In Hypocreales, these proteins share several properties with other fungal, bacterial, plant and m...

    Authors: Deepti Varshney, Akanksha Jaiswar, Alok Adholeya and Pushplata Prasad

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:220

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    There is great controversy as to whether Microsporidia undergo a sexual cycle. In the paradigmatic case of Nosema ceranae, although there is no morphological evidence of sex, some meiosis-specific genes are prese...

    Authors: Soledad Sagastume, Raquel Martín-Hernández, Mariano Higes and Nuno Henriques-Gil

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:216

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    Fluorescent proteins are optically active proteins found across many clades in metazoans. A fluorescent protein was recently identified in a ctenophore, but this has been suggested to derive from a cnidarian, ...

    Authors: Warren R. Francis, Lynne M. Christianson, Meghan L. Powers, Christine E. Schnitzler and Steven H. D. Haddock

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:167

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    In the duplication-degeneration-complementation (DDC) model, a duplicated gene has three possible fates: it may lose functionality through the accumulation of mutations (nonfunctionalization), acquire a new fu...

    Authors: Robert B. Laprairie, Eileen M. Denovan-Wright and Jonathan M. Wright

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:147

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    Understanding the mechanisms and selective forces leading to adaptive radiations and origin of biodiversity is a major goal of evolutionary biology. Acrocephalus warblers are small passerines that underwent an ad...

    Authors: Radka Reifová, Veronika Majerová, Jiří Reif, Markus Ahola, Antero Lindholm and Petr Procházka

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:130

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    In recent years, several types of molecular markers and new microscale skeletal characters have shown potential as powerful tools for phylogenetic reconstructions and higher-level taxonomy of scleractinian cor...

    Authors: Anna Maria Addamo, Agostina Vertino, Jaroslaw Stolarski, Ricardo García-Jiménez, Marco Taviani and Annie Machordom

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:108

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:149

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    Four plastid regions, rpoB, rpoC1, matK, and trnH-psbA, have been recommended as DNA barcodes for plants. Their success in delimiting species boundaries depends on the existence of a clear-cut difference between ...

    Authors: Sofia Caetano Wyler and Yamama Naciri

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:103

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    Examining allelic variation of R-genes in closely related perennial species of Arabidopsis thaliana is critical to understanding how population structure and ecology interact with selection to shape the evolution...

    Authors: James Buckley, Elizabeth Kilbride, Volkan Cevik, Joana G. Vicente, Eric B. Holub and Barbara K. Mable

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:93

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