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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

    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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    Hybrid zones formed by the secondary contact of divergent lineages represent natural laboratories for studying the genetic basis of speciation. Here we tested for patterns of differential introgression among t...

    Authors: Xiuguang Mao, Guangjian Zhu, Libiao Zhang, Shuyi Zhang and Stephen J Rossiter

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:154

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    The two North Atlantic eel species, the European and the American eel, represent an ideal system in which to study parallel selection patterns due to their sister species status and the presence of ongoing gen...

    Authors: Malene G Ulrik, José Martín Pujolar, Anne-Laure Ferchaud, Magnus W Jacobsen, Thomas D Als, Pierre Alexandre Gagnaire, Jane Frydenberg, Peder K Bøcher, Bjarni Jónsson, Louis Bernatchez and Michael M Hansen

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:138

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    Conserving genetic diversity and local adaptations are management priorities for wild populations of exploited species, which increasingly are subject to climate change, habitat loss, and pollution. These cons...

    Authors: Amanda E Haponski and Carol A Stepien

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:133

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    Habitat fragmentation has accelerated within the last century, but may have been ongoing over longer time scales. We analyzed the timing and genetic consequences of fragmentation in two isolated lake-dwelling ...

    Authors: Michael M Hansen, Morten T Limborg, Anne-Laure Ferchaud and José-Martin Pujolar

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:122

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    Tubifex tubifex is a widespread annelid characterized by considerable variability in its taxonomic characteristics and by a mixed reproductive strategy, with both parthenogenesis and biparental reproduction. In a...

    Authors: Roberto Marotta, Angelica Crottini, Elena Raimondi, Cristina Fondello and Marco Ferraguti

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:73

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    The red brocket deer, Mazama americana, has at least six distinct karyotypes in different regions of South America that suggest the existence of various species that are today all referred to as M. americana. Fro...

    Authors: Marina Suzuki Cursino, Maurício Barbosa Salviano, Vanessa Veltrini Abril, Eveline dos Santos Zanetti and José Maurício Barbanti Duarte

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:40

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    Traditional morphological and biological species concepts are difficult to apply to closely related, asexual taxa because of the lack of an active sexual phase and paucity of morphological characters. Phylogen...

    Authors: Jane E Stewart, Lavern W Timmer, Christopher B Lawrence, Barry M Pryor and Tobin L Peever

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:38

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