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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

    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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    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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    Mitochondrial DNA markers have long been used to identify population boundaries and are now a standard tool in conservation biology. In elasmobranchs, evolutionary rates of mitochondrial genes are low and vari...

    Authors: Pierre Feutry, Peter M Kyne, Richard D Pillans, Xiao Chen, Gavin JP Naylor and Peter M Grewe

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:232

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    Hybridization provides a unique perspective into the ecological, genetic and behavioral context of speciation. Hybridization is common in birds, but has not yet been reported among bird species with a simultan...

    Authors: Matthew J Miller, Sara E Lipshutz, Neal G Smith and Eldredge Bermingham

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:227

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    African wildlife experienced a reduction in population size and geographical distribution over the last millennium, particularly since the 19th century as a result of human demographic expansion, wildlife overexp...

    Authors: Nathalie Smitz, Daniel Cornélis, Philippe Chardonnet, Alexandre Caron, Michel de Garine-Wichatitsky, Ferran Jori, Alice Mouton, Alice Latinne, Lise-Marie Pigneur, Mario Melletti, Kimberly L Kanapeckas, Jonathan Marescaux, Carlos Lopes Pereira and Johan Michaux

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:203

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:17

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    Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is a neoplastic disease characterized by cutaneous tumours that has been documented to infect all sea turtle species. Chelonid fibropapilloma-associated herpesvirus (CFPHV) is believed...

    Authors: Alonzo Alfaro-Núñez, Mads Frost Bertelsen, Anders Miki Bojesen, Isabel Rasmussen, Lisandra Zepeda-Mendoza, Morten Tange Olsen and Marcus Thomas Pius Gilbert

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:206

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    Archaeology reports millenary cultural contacts between Peruvian Coast-Andes and the Amazon Yunga, a rainforest transitional region between Andes and Lower Amazonia. To clarify the relationships between cultur...

    Authors: Marilia O Scliar, Mateus H Gouveia, Andrea Benazzo, Silvia Ghirotto, Nelson JR Fagundes, Thiago P Leal, Wagner CS Magalhães, Latife Pereira, Maira R Rodrigues, Giordano B Soares-Souza, Lilia Cabrera, Douglas E Berg, Robert H Gilman, Giorgio Bertorelle and Eduardo Tarazona-Santos

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:174

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    The phylogenetic history of genes underlying phenotypic diversity can offer insight into the evolutionary origin of adaptive traits. This is especially true where single genes have large phenotypic effects, fo...

    Authors: Martin J Thompson, Martijn JTN Timmermans, Chris D Jiggins and Alfried P Vogler

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:140

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    Gene flow plays an important role in domestication history of domesticated species. However, little is known about the demographic history of domesticated silkworm involving gene flow with its wild relative.

    Authors: Shao-Yu Yang, Min-Jin Han, Li-Fang Kang, Zi-Wen Li, Yi-Hong Shen and Ze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:185

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    Pathogens are a major regulatory force for host populations, especially under stressful conditions. Elevated temperatures may enhance the development of pathogens, increase the number of transmission stages, a...

    Authors: Franziska M Schade, Lisa NS Shama and K Mathias Wegner

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:164

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    The moss Physcomitrella patens (Hedw.) Bruch & Schimp. is an important experimental model system for evolutionary-developmental studies. In order to shed light on the evolutionary history of Physcomitrella and re...

    Authors: Anna K Beike, Mark von Stackelberg, Mareike Schallenberg-Rüdinger, Sebastian T Hanke, Marie Follo, Dietmar Quandt, Stuart F McDaniel, Ralf Reski, Benito C Tan and Stefan A Rensing

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:158

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