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BMC Evolutionary Biology

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: Research article

    Darwin and the architects of the Modern Synthesis found sympatric speciation difficult to explain and suggested it is unlikely to occur. Increasingly, evidence over the past few decades suggest that sympatric ...

    Authors: Wayne M. Getz, Richard Salter, Dana Paige Seidel and Pim van Hooft

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:50

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Dosage balance has been described as an important process for the retention of duplicate genes after whole genome duplication events. However, dosage balance is only a temporary mechanism for duplicate gene re...

    Authors: Ashley I. Teufel, Liang Liu and David A. Liberles

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:45

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    The glucose effect is a well known phenomenon whereby cells, when presented with two different nutrients, show a diauxic growth pattern, i.e. an episode of exponential growth followed by a lag phase of reduced...

    Authors: Dominique F. Chu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:211

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  4. Content type: RESEARCH COLLECTION

    Recent methodological advances allow better examination of speciation and extinction processes and patterns. A major open question is the origin of large discrepancies in species number between groups of the s...

    Authors: Sacha Laurent, Marc Robinson-Rechavi and Nicolas Salamin

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015 15:157

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The quasispecies model refers to information carriers that undergo self-replication with errors. A quasispecies is a steady-state population of biopolymer sequence variants generated by mutations from a master...

    Authors: Renan Gross, Itzhak Fouxon, Doron Lancet and Omer Markovitch

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:265

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The allele frequency spectrum (AFS) consists of counts of the number of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) loci with derived variants present at each given frequency in a sample. Multiple approaches have rec...

    Authors: John D Robinson, Alec J Coffman, Michael J Hickerson and Ryan N Gutenkunst

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:254

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  7. Content type: Methodology Article

    The value of a continuous character evolving on a phylogenetic tree is commonly modelled as the location of a particle moving under one-dimensional Brownian motion with constant rate. The Brownian motion model...

    Authors: Michael G Elliot and Arne Ø Mooers

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:226

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  8. Content type: Research article

    RNA or RNA-like polymers are the most likely candidates for having played the lead roles on the stage of the origin of life. RNA is known to feature two of the three essential functions of living entities (met...

    Authors: Balázs Könnyű and Tamás Czárán

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:234

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Brain signaling requires energy. The cost of maintaining and supporting energetically demanding neurons is the key constraint on brain size. The dramatic increase in brain size among mammals and birds cannot b...

    Authors: Yuguo Yu, Jan Karbowski, Robert NS Sachdev and Jianfeng Feng

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:178

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Drosophila Dscam1 is a cell-surface protein that plays important roles in neural development and axon tiling of neurons. It is known that thousands of isoforms bind themselves through specific homophilic interact...

    Authors: Guang-Zhong Wang, Simone Marini, Xinyun Ma, Qiang Yang, Xuegong Zhang and Yan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:186

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between allopolyploidy and plant virus resistance is poorly understood. To determine the relationship of plant evolutionary history and basal virus resistance, a panel of Nicotiana species from d...

    Authors: John Gottula, Ramsey Lewis, Seiya Saito and Marc Fuchs

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:149

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Protein sites evolve at different rates due to functional and biophysical constraints. It is usually considered that the main structural determinant of a site’s rate of evolution is its Relative Solvent Access...

    Authors: Tsun-Tsao Huang, María Laura del Valle Marcos, Jenn-Kang Hwang and Julian Echave

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:78

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  13. Content type: Research article

    As it becomes increasingly possible to obtain DNA sequences of orthologous genes from diverse sets of taxa, species trees are frequently being inferred from multilocus data. However, the behavior of many metho...

    Authors: Michael DeGiorgio, John Syring, Andrew J Eckert, Aaron Liston, Richard Cronn, David B Neale and Noah A Rosenberg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:67

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Host-parasite coevolution is generally believed to follow Red Queen dynamics consisting of ongoing oscillations in the frequencies of interacting host and parasite alleles. This belief is founded on previous t...

    Authors: Chaitanya S Gokhale, Andrei Papkou, Arne Traulsen and Hinrich Schulenburg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013 13:254

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