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BMC Evolutionary Biology

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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    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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    The glaciation cycles that occurred throughout the Pleistocene in western North America caused frequent shifts in species’ ranges with important implications for models of species divergence. For example, long...

    Authors: Emily M Rubidge, James L Patton and Craig Moritz

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:34

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    Geographic barriers to gene flow and divergence among populations in sexual traits are two important causes of genetic isolation which may lead to speciation. Genetic isolation may be facilitated if these two ...

    Authors: Magdalena Herdegen, Heather J Alexander, Wiesław Babik, Jesús Mavárez, Felix Breden and Jacek Radwan

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:28

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    Hybridization and polyploidy are central processes in evolution and speciation. These mechanisms often lead to complex patterns of genetic variation and the creation of novel genotypes, which may establish if ...

    Authors: Isabel Marques, David Draper, Lorena Riofrío and Carlos Naranjo

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:20

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    Temporal variation in the genetic structure of populations can be caused by multiple factors, including natural selection, stochastic environmental variation, migration, or genetic drift. In benthic marine spe...

    Authors: Jenni E Kesäniemi, Marina Mustonen, Christoffer Boström, Benni W Hansen and K Emily Knott

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:12

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    The non-migratory killifish Fundulus heteroclitus inhabits clean and polluted environments interspersed throughout its range along the Atlantic coast of North America. Several populations of this species have suc...

    Authors: Adam M Reitzel, Sibel I Karchner, Diana G Franks, Brad R Evans, Diane Nacci, Denise Champlin, Verónica M Vieira and Mark E Hahn

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:6

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    The most toxic aromatic hydrocarbon pollutants are categorized as dioxin-like compounds (DLCs) to which extreme tolerance has evolved independently and contemporaneously in (at least) four populations of Atlan...

    Authors: Dina A Proestou, Patrick Flight, Denise Champlin and Diane Nacci

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:7

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Maize is the most produced crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, but yields are low and climate change is projected to further constrain smallholder production. The current efforts to breed and disseminate new high yiel...

    Authors: Ola T Westengen, Kristoffer H Ring, Paul R Berg and Anne K Brysting

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:1

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