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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

    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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    The domestic pig Sus scrofa domesticus originated from the wild boar S. scrofa about 10,000 years ago. During domestication, drastic morphological, physiological, and behavioral changes developed between domestic...

    Authors: Cencen Li, Xiao Wang, Huimin Cai, Yuhua Fu, Yu Luan, Wen Wang, Hui Xiang and Changchun Li

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:87

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    The respective role and relative importance of natural selection and gene flow in the process of population divergence has been a central theme in the speciation literature. A previous study presented conclusi...

    Authors: Qingxiang Han, Hiroyuki Higashi, Yuki Mitsui and Hiroaki Setoguchi

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:84

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    Many species contain evolutionarily distinct groups that are genetically highly differentiated but morphologically difficult to distinguish (i.e., cryptic species). The presence of cryptic species poses signif...

    Authors: Marie Leys, Irene Keller, Katja Räsänen, Jean-Luc Gattolliat and Christopher T. Robinson

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:77

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    Studying patterns of introgression can illuminate the role of hybridization in speciation, and help guide decisions relevant to the conservation of rare taxa. Vipera magnifica and Vipera orlovi are small vipers t...

    Authors: Oleksandr Zinenko, Michael Sovic, Ulrich Joger and H. Lisle Gibbs

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:76

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    The genome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis contains five copies of the ESX gene cluster, each encoding a dedicated protein secretion system. These ESX secretion systems have been defined as a novel Type VII secreti...

    Authors: Mae Newton-Foot, Robin Mark Warren, Samantha Leigh Sampson, Paul David van Helden and Nicolaas Claudius Gey van Pittius

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:62

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    The Oriental fruit bat genus Cynopterus, with several geographically overlapping species, presents an interesting case study to evaluate the evolutionary significance of coexistence versus isolation. We examined ...

    Authors: Balaji Chattopadhyay, Kritika M. Garg, A. K. Vinoth Kumar, D. Paramanantha Swami Doss, Frank E. Rheindt, Sripathi Kandula and Uma Ramakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:41

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    3.221 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.628 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.266 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
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