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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: Research article

    Protein sequence evolution is constrained by the biophysics of folding and function, causing interdependence between interacting sites in the sequence. However, current site-independent models of sequence evol...

    Authors: Johan A Grahnen, Priyanka Nandakumar, Jan Kubelka and David A Liberles

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:361

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    The human mating system is characterized by bi-parental care and faithful monogamy is highly valued in most cultures. Marriage has evolved as a social institution and punishment for extra pair mating (EPM) or ...

    Authors: Milind G Watve, Anuja Damle, Bratati Ganguly, Anagha Kale and Neelesh Dahanukar

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:345

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Homing endonucleases (HEases) are a large and diverse group of site-specific DNAases. They reside within self-splicing introns and inteins, and promote their horizontal dissemination. In recent years, HEases h...

    Authors: Adi Barzel, Uri Obolski, Johann Peter Gogarten, Martin Kupiec and Lilach Hadany

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:324

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  4. Content type: Methodology article

    Patterns of species diversity are the result of speciation and extinction processes, and molecular phylogenetic data can provide valuable information to derive their variability through time and across clades....

    Authors: Daniele Silvestro, Jan Schnitzler and Georg Zizka

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:311

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  5. Content type: Methodology article

    A well-known characteristic of multi-locus data is that each locus has its own phylogenetic history which may differ substantially from the overall phylogenetic history of the species. Although the possibility...

    Authors: David Gerard, H Lisle Gibbs and Laura Kubatko

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:291

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    The evolutionary success of Wolbachia bacteria, infections of which are widespread in invertebrates, is largely attributed to an ability to manipulate host reproduction without imposing substantial fitness costs....

    Authors: Philip R Crain, James W Mains, Eunho Suh, Yunxin Huang, Philip H Crowley and Stephen L Dobson

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:290

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The ability to predict the function and structure of complex molecular mechanisms underlying cellular behaviour is one of the main aims of systems biology. To achieve it, we need to understand the evolutionary...

    Authors: Orkun S Soyer and Richard A Goldstein

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:240

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    Anopheles gambiae mates in flight at particular mating sites over specific landmarks known as swarm markers. The swarms are composed of males; females typically approach a swarm, and leave in copula. This mating ...

    Authors: Abdoulaye Diabaté, Alpha S Yaro, Adama Dao, Moussa Diallo, Diana L Huestis and Tovi Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:184

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    One of the classical questions in evolutionary biology is how evolutionary processes are coupled at the gene and species level. With this motivation, we compare the topological properties (mainly the depth sca...

    Authors: Alejandro Herrada, Víctor M Eguíluz, Emilio Hernández-García and Carlos M Duarte

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:155

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Accurate modelling of substitution processes in protein-coding sequences is often hampered by the computational burdens associated with full codon models. Lately, codon partition models have been proposed as a...

    Authors: Guy Baele, Yves Van de Peer and Stijn Vansteelandt

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:145

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a rapidly-evolving RNA virus that establishes chronic infections in humans. Despite the virus' public health importance and a wealth of sequence data, basic aspects of HCV molecular ...

    Authors: Rebecca R Gray, Joe Parker, Philippe Lemey, Marco Salemi, Aris Katzourakis and Oliver G Pybus

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:131

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