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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

    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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    Hybridization and introgression are said to occur relatively frequently in plants, and in particular among different species of willows. However, data on the actual frequency of natural hybridization and intro...

    Authors: Johan Fogelqvist, Alla V. Verkhozina, Alexander I. Katyshev, Pascal Pucholt, Christina Dixelius, Ann Christin Rönnberg-Wästljung, Martin Lascoux and Sofia Berlin

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:193

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    The mechanistic basis of speciation and in particular the contribution of behaviour to the completion of the speciation process is often contentious. Contact zones between related taxa provide a situation wher...

    Authors: Mathias Beysard, Rebecca Krebs-Wheaton and Gerald Heckel

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:170

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    Life history traits like developmental time, age and size at maturity are directly related to fitness in all organisms and play a major role in adaptive evolution and speciation processes. Comparative genomic ...

    Authors: Barbara Feldmeyer, Bastian Greshake, Elisabeth Funke, Ingo Ebersberger and Markus Pfenninger

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:164

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    Polyploidisation is one of the most important mechanisms in the evolution of angiosperms. As in many other genera, formation of polyploids has significantly contributed to diversification and radiation of Knautia

    Authors: Božo Frajman, Ivana Rešetnik, Hanna Weiss-Schneeweiss, Friedrich Ehrendorfer and Peter Schönswetter

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:140

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    Crop diversity managed by smallholder farmers in traditional agrosystems is the outcome of historical and current processes interacting at various spatial scales, and influenced by factors such as farming prac...

    Authors: Ali Sahri, Lamyae Chentoufi, Mustapha Arbaoui, Morgane Ardisson, Loubna Belqadi, Ahmed Birouk, Pierre Roumet and Marie-Hélène Muller

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:264

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    Allopatric divergence across lineages can lead to post-zygotic reproductive isolation upon secondary contact and disrupt coevolution between mitochondrial and nuclear genomes, promoting emergence of genetic in...

    Authors: Alice Saunier, Pascale Garcia, Vanessa Becquet, Nathalie Marsaud, Frédéric Escudié and Eric Pante

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:259

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC/MH) have attracted considerable scientific interest due to their exceptional levels of variability and important function as part of the adaptive immune s...

    Authors: Anthony B Wilson, Camilla M Whittington and Angela Bahr

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:273

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    The donkey (Equus asinus) is an important domestic animal that provides a reliable source of protein and method of transportation for many human populations. However, the process of domestication and the dispersa...

    Authors: Lu Han, Songbiao Zhu, Chao Ning, Dawei Cai, Kai Wang, Quanjia Chen, Songmei Hu, Junkai Yang, Jing Shao, Hong Zhu and Hui Zhou

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:246

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