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Theories and models

Section edited by Laura Kubatko and Arne Traulsen

This section considers studies in mathematical modeling of evolutionary processes and research into theoretical areas.

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  1. Content type: Methodology article

    Phylogenetic comparative methods allow us to test evolutionary hypotheses without the benefit of an extensive fossil record. These methods, however, make simplifying assumptions, among them that clades are alw...

    Authors: Andrew G. Simpson, Peter J. Wagner, Scott L. Wing and Charles B. Fenster

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:69

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  2. Content type: Review

    Recently, important discoveries regarding the archaeon that functioned as the “host” in the merger with a bacterium that led to the eukaryotes, its “complex” nature, and its phylogenetic relationship to eukary...

    Authors: P.T.S. van der Gulik, W.D. Hoff and D. Speijer

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:218

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  3. Content type: Methodology article

    Estimating the variability in isolation times across co-distributed taxon pairs that may have experienced the same allopatric isolating mechanism is a core goal of comparative phylogeography. The use of hierar...

    Authors: Isaac Overcast, Justin C. Bagley and Michael J. Hickerson

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:203

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  4. Content type: Research article

    B4galnt2 is a blood group-related glycosyltransferase that displays cis-regulatory variation for its tissue-specific expression patterns in house mice. The wild type allele, found e.g....

    Authors: Marie Vallier, Maria Abou Chakra, Laura Hindersin, Miriam Linnenbrink, Arne Traulsen and John F. Baines

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:187

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Hundreds of herbarium collections have accumulated a valuable heritage and knowledge of plants over several centuries. Recent initiatives started ambitious preservation plans to digitize this information and m...

    Authors: Jose Carranza-Rojas, Herve Goeau, Pierre Bonnet, Erick Mata-Montero and Alexis Joly

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:181

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Over the last 300 years, interactions between alewives and zooplankton communities in several lakes in the U.S. have caused the alewives’ morphology to transition rapidly from anadromous to landlocked. Lakes w...

    Authors: Jung koo Kang and Xavier Thibert-Plante

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:58

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Blindness has evolved repeatedly in cave-dwelling organisms, and many hypotheses have been proposed to explain this observation, including both accumulation of neutral loss-of-function mutations and adaptation...

    Authors: Reed A. Cartwright, Rachel S. Schwartz, Alexandra L. Merry and Megan M. Howell

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:45

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Gene duplication has been identified as a key process driving functional change in many genomes. Several biological models exist for the evolution of a pair of duplicates after a duplication event, and it is b...

    Authors: Tristan L. Stark, David A. Liberles, Barbara R. Holland and Małgorzata M. O’Reilly

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:38

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Colour polymorphic species provide invaluable insight into processes that generate and maintain intra-specific variation. Despite an increasing understanding of the genetic basis of discrete morphs, sources of...

    Authors: Katrina J. Rankin, Claire A. McLean, Darrell J. Kemp and Devi Stuart-Fox

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:179

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Social learning is potentially advantageous, but evolutionary theory predicts that (i) its benefits may be self-limiting because social learning can lead to information parasitism, and (ii) these limitations c...

    Authors: Daniel J. van der Post, Mathias Franz and Kevin N. Laland

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:166

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Human influenza virus A/H3N2 undergoes rapid adaptive evolution in response to host immunity. Positively selected amino acid substitutions have been detected mainly in the hemagglutinin (HA) segment. The genea...

    Authors: Kangchon Kim and Yuseob Kim

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:156

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  • Citation Impact
    3.221 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.628 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.266 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.806 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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