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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 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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    The Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling pathway constitutes an essential component of the innate immune system. Highly conserved proteins, indicative of their critical roles in host survival, characterize this ...

    Authors: Kwame A. Darfour-Oduro, Hendrik-Jan Megens, Alfred L. Roca, Martien A. M. Groenen and Lawrence B. Schook

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:33

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    The variation rate in genomic regions associated with different alleles, impacts to distinct evolutionary patterns involving rare alleles. The rare alleles bias towards genome-wide association studies (GWASs),...

    Authors: Shabana Memon, Xianqing Jia, Longjiang Gu and Xiaohui Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:25

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    The ridges and valleys of the Andes create physical barriers that limit animal dispersal and cause deterministic local variation in rainfall. This has resulted in physical isolation of animal populations and v...

    Authors: Phred M. Benham and Christopher C. Witt

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:22

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    During glacial periods, glacial advances caused temperate plant extirpation or retreat into localized warmer areas, and subsequent postglacial glacial retreats resulted in range expansions, which facilitated s...

    Authors: Yue Li, Fumito Tada, Tadashi Yamashiro and Masayuki Maki

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:20

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    The ecological differentiation of insects with parasitic life-style is a complex process that may involve phylogenetic constraints as well as morphological and/or behavioural adaptations. In most cases, the re...

    Authors: F. Al khatib, A. Cruaud, L. Fusu, G. Genson, J.-Y. Rasplus, N. Ris and G. Delvare

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:13

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    Evolutionary studies of genes that mediate recognition between sperm and egg contribute to our understanding of reproductive isolation and speciation. Surface receptors involved in fertilization are targets of...

    Authors: Agnieszka P. Lipinska, Els J. M. Van Damme and Olivier De Clerck

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:5

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    Pleistocene climatic oscillations and historical geological events may both influence current patterns of genetic variation, and the species in southern China that faced unique climatic and topographical event...

    Authors: Jun Li, Mian Zhao, Shichao Wei, Zhenhua Luo and Hua Wu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:289

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    Proteins in the Glycoside Hydrolase family 32 (GH32) are carbohydrate-active enzymes known as invertases that hydrolyse the glycosidic bonds of complex saccharides. Fungi rely on these enzymes to gain access t...

    Authors: M. A. Van der Nest, E. T. Steenkamp, A. R. McTaggart, C. Trollip, T. Godlonton, E. Sauerman, D. Roodt, K. Naidoo, M. P. A. Coetzee, P. M. Wilken, M. J. Wingfield and B. D. Wingfield

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:273

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    Leptomonas is monogenetic kinetoplastid parasite of insects and is primitive in comparison to Leishmania. Comparative studies of these two kinetoplastid may share light on the evolutio...

    Authors: Indira Singh Chauhan, Jaspreet Kaur, Shagun Krishna, Arpita Ghosh, Prashant Singh, Mohammad Imran Siddiqi and Neeloo Singh

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:261

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    Loaches of the family Nemacheilidae are one of the most speciose elements of Palearctic freshwater ichthyofauna and have undergone rapid ecological adaptations and colonizations. Their cytotaxonomy is largely ...

    Authors: Alexandr Sember, Jörg Bohlen, Vendula Šlechtová, Marie Altmanová, Radka Symonová and Petr Ráb

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:251

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    Major factors influencing the phenotypic diversity of a lineage can be recognized by characterizing the extent and mode of trait evolution between related species. Here, we compared the evolutionary dynamics o...

    Authors: Martha Liliana Serrano-Serrano, Mathieu Perret, Maïté Guignard, Alain Chautems, Daniele Silvestro and Nicolas Salamin

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:247

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    The interaction between viruses and their receptors in the host can be expected to lead to an evolutionary arms race resulting in cycles of rapid adaptations. We focus here on the receptor gene Xpr1 (xenotropic a...

    Authors: Natascha Hasenkamp, Terry Solomon and Diethard Tautz

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:248

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    The accurate delimitation of species is essential to numerous areas of biological research. An unbiased assessment of the diversity, including the cryptic diversity, is of particular importance for the below g...

    Authors: Iwona Giska, Pierfrancesco Sechi and Wiesław Babik

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:217

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    Three NBS-LRR genes, Rpi-blb2, Mi-1.2, and Cami, constitute a very special plant resistance gene family. These genes confer resistance against 4 distantly related pathogen species in 3 different Solanaceae hosts....

    Authors: Lina Zhao, Qijun Zhang, Rongchao Gao, Sihai Yang, Haoxuan Liu and Xiaohui Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:215

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    Maternally inherited Wolbachia bacteria infect many insect species. They can also be transferred horizontally into uninfected host lineages. A Wolbachia spillover from an infected source population must occur pri...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Morrow, Marianne Frommer, Jane E. Royer, Deborah C. A. Shearman and Markus Riegler

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:202

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