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    The potential adaptive significance of transposable elements (TEs) to the host genomes in which they reside is a topic that has been hotly debated by molecular evolutionists for more than two decades. Recent g...

    Authors: Andrea M McCollum, Eric W Ganko, Paula A Barrass, Jose M Rodriguez and John F McDonald

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2002 2:5

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    Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Hapalemur remains controversial, particularly within the Hapalemur griseus species group. In order to obtain more information on the taxonomic status within this genus, and...

    Authors: Jean-Luc Fausser, Prosper Prosper, Giuseppe Donati, Jean-Baptiste Ramanamanjato and Yves Rumpler

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2002 2:4

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    Factors that affect flowering vary among different plant species, and in the grasses in particular the exact mechanism behind this transition is not fully understood. The brown midrib (bm) mutants of maize (Zea m...

    Authors: Wilfred Vermerris, Karen J Thompson, Lauren M McIntyre and John D Axtell

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2002 2:2

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    Prior to this report, members of the inward rectifier family, or Kir, have been found only in eukaryotes. Like most K+ channels, the pore-forming part of the protein is formed by four identical, or closely relate...

    Authors: Stewart R Durell and H Robert Guy

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2001 1:14

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    Any DNA sequence is a result of compromise between the selection and mutation pressures exerted on it during evolution. It is difficult to estimate the relative influence of each of these pressures on the rate...

    Authors: Maria Kowalczuk, Pawel Mackiewicz, Dorota Mackiewicz, Aleksandra Nowicka, Malgorzata Dudkiewicz, Miroslaw R Dudek and Stanislaw Cebrat

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2001 1:13

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    Despite the medical importance of trichomoniasis, little is known about the genetic relatedness of Trichomonas vaginalis strains with similar biological characteristics. Furthermore, the distribution of endobiont...

    Authors: Vladimír Hampl, Štěpánka Vaňáčová, Jaroslav Kulda and Jaroslav Flegr

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2001 1:11

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    Although closely related, the alpha-proteobacteria Wolbachia and the Rickettsiacae (Rickettsia and Ehrlichia), employ different evolutionary life history strategies. Wolbachia are obligate endocellular symbionts ...

    Authors: Cort L Anderson and Timothy L Karr

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2001 1:10

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  8. Content type: Methodology article

    Nuclear DNA sequences provide genetic information that complements studies using mitochondrial DNA. Some 'universal' primer sets have been developed that target introns within protein-coding loci, but many sim...

    Authors: Joseph M Quattro, William J Jones and Kenneth J Oswald

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2001 1:9

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    The availability of multiple complete genome sequences from diverse taxa prompts the development of new phylogenetic approaches, which attempt to incorporate information derived from comparative analysis of co...

    Authors: Yuri I Wolf, Igor B Rogozin, Nick V Grishin, Roman L Tatusov and Eugene V Koonin

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2001 1:8

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    Polytene chromosome banding patterns have long been used by Drosophila evolutionists to infer degree of relatedness among taxa. Recently, nucleotide sequences have preempted this traditional method. We place the ...

    Authors: Patrick M O'Grady, Richard H Baker, Celeste M Durando, William J Etges and Robert DeSalle

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2001 1:6

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    Species of Tetrahymena were grouped into three complexes based on morphological and life history traits: the pyriformis complex of microstomatous forms; the patula complex of microstome-macrostome transformers; a...

    Authors: Michaela C Strüder-Kypke, André-Denis G Wright, Cheryl A Jerome and Denis H Lynn

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2001 1:5

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    Genomic sequence analyses have shown that horizontal gene transfer occurred during the origin of eukaryotes as a consequence of symbiosis. However, details of the timing and number of symbiotic events are uncl...

    Authors: S Blair Hedges, Hsiong Chen, Sudhir Kumar, Daniel YC Wang, Amanda S Thompson and Hidemi Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2001 1:4

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    The genome of invertebrates is rich in retroelements which are structurally reminiscent of the retroviruses of vertebrates. Those containing three open reading frames (ORFs), including an env-like gene, may well ...

    Authors: Christophe Terzian, Alain Pélisson and Alain Bucheton

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2001 1:3

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    In order to maintain populations as units of reproduction and thus enable anagenetic evolution, genetic factors must exist which prevent continuing reproductive separation or enhance reproductive contact. This...

    Authors: Hans-Rolf Gregorius and Wilfried Steiner

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2001 1:2

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