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  1. Content type: Research article

    Macroevolutionary modeling of species diversification plays important roles in inferring large-scale biodiversity patterns. It allows estimation of speciation and extinction rates and statistically testing the...

    Authors: Jingchun Li, Jen-Pen Huang, Jeet Sukumaran and L. Lacey Knowles

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:123

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    Understanding the mechanisms that underlie the diversification of herbivores through interactions with their hosts is important for their diversity assessment and identification of expansion events, particular...

    Authors: Anna Skoracka, Luís Filipe Lopes, Maria Judite Alves, Adam Miller, Mariusz Lewandowski, Wiktoria Szydło, Agnieszka Majer, Elżbieta Różańska and Lechosław Kuczyński

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:122

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    The majority of wood decomposing fungi are mushroom-forming Agaricomycetes, which exhibit two main modes of plant cell wall decomposition: white rot, in which all plant cell wall components are degraded, inclu...

    Authors: Franz-Sebastian Krah, Claus Bässler, Christoph Heibl, John Soghigian, Hanno Schaefer and David S. Hibbett

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:119

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The adaptive immune system of vertebrates has an extraordinary potential to sense and neutralize foreign antigens entering the body. De novo evolution of genes implies that the genome itself expresses novel antig...

    Authors: Cemalettin Bekpen, Chen Xie and Diethard Tautz

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:121

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    Mesoderm is generally considered to be a germ layer that is unique to Bilateria, and it develops into diverse tissues, including muscle, and in the case of vertebrates, the skeleton and notochord. Studies on v...

    Authors: Tzu-Pei Fan, Hsiu-Chi Ting, Jr-Kai Yu and Yi-Hsien Su

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:120

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  6. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1] there was an error in an author name. In this correction article the correct and incorrect name are indicated.

    Authors: Russell J. S. Orr, Sen Zhao, Dag Klaveness, Akinori Yabuki, Keiji Ikeda, Makoto M. Watanabe and Kamran Shalchian-Tabrizi

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:118

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    The original article was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:115

  7. Content type: Correction

    Correction to: BMC Evolutionary Biology (2018) 18:90https://​doi.​org/​10.​1186/​s12862-018-1207-0.

    Authors: Isidora Mura-Jornet, Carolina Pimentel, Gisele P. M. Dantas, Maria Virginia Petry, Daniel González-Acuña, Andrés Barbosa, Andrew D. Lowther, Kit M. Kovacs, Elie Poulin and Juliana A. Vianna

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:117

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    The original article was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:90

  8. Content type: Research article

    Populations that have repeatedly colonized novel environments are useful for studying the role of ecology in adaptive divergence – particularly if some individuals persist in the ancestral habitat. Such “conte...

    Authors: Matthew R. J. Morris, Ella Bowles, Brandon E. Allen, Heather A. Jamniczky and Sean M. Rogers

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:113

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The class Diphyllatea belongs to a group of enigmatic unicellular eukaryotes that play a key role in reconstructing the morphological innovation and diversification of early eukaryotic evolution. Despite its e...

    Authors: Russell J. S. Orr, Sen Zhao, Dag Klaveness, Akinori Yabuki, Keiji Ikeda, Makoto M. Watanabe and Kamran Shalchian-Tabrizi

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:115

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:118

  10. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 80% of all described extant sponge species belong to the class Demospongiae. Yet, despite their diversity and importance, accurate divergence times are still unknown for most demosponge clades. T...

    Authors: Astrid Schuster, Sergio Vargas, Ingrid S. Knapp, Shirley A. Pomponi, Robert J. Toonen, Dirk Erpenbeck and Gert Wörheide

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:114

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  11. Content type: Research article

    One of the most perplexing questions in evolutionary biology is why some lineages diversify into many species, and others do not. In many cases, ecological opportunity has played an important role, leading to ...

    Authors: Kimberly L. Foster and Kyle R. Piller

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:116

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Spatial isolation, diverging environmental conditions and social structures may lead to the differentiation of various traits, e.g. molecules, morphology and behaviour. Bird calls may provide important informa...

    Authors: Jan Christian Habel, Martin Husemann and Werner Ulrich

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:112

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    Hirsutella Pat genus, the asexual morphs of the Ophiocordyceps Sung, is globally distributed entomopathogenic fungi, which infect a variety of arthropods, mites and nematodes. The fungal species also have shown p...

    Authors: Jiaojiao Qu, Yeming Zhou, Jianping Yu, Jian Zhang, Yanfeng Han and Xiao Zou

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:111

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The maintenance of considerable genetic variation in sexually selected traits (SSTs) is puzzling given directional selection expected to act on these traits. A possible explanation is the existence of a genoty...

    Authors: Agata Plesnar-Bielak, Anna Maria Skwierzyńska, Kasper Hlebowicz and Jacek Radwan

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:109

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Species with a restricted geographic distribution, and highly specialized habitat and dietary requirements, are particularly vulnerable to extinction. The Bale monkey (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) is a little-known...

    Authors: Addisu Mekonnen, Eli K. Rueness, Nils Chr. Stenseth, Peter J. Fashing, Afework Bekele, R. Adriana Hernandez-Aguilar, Rose Missbach, Tanja Haus, Dietmar Zinner and Christian Roos

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:106

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Symbiosis is a major source of evolutionary innovation and, by allowing species to exploit new ecological niches, underpins the functioning of ecosystems. The transition from free-living to obligate symbiosis ...

    Authors: Ewan J. A. Minter, Chris D. Lowe, Megan E. S. Sørensen, A. Jamie Wood, Duncan D. Cameron and Michael A. Brockhurst

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:108

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Hemocyanin transports O2 in the hemolymph of many arthropod species. Such respiratory proteins have long been considered unnecessary in Myriapoda. As a result, the presence of hemocyanin in Myriapoda has long bee...

    Authors: Samantha Scherbaum, Nadja Hellmann, Rosa Fernández, Christian Pick and Thorsten Burmester

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:107

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Outbreaks caused by asexual lineages of fungal and oomycete pathogens are a continuing threat to crops, wild animals and natural ecosystems (Fisher MC, Henk DA, Briggs CJ, Brownstein JS, Madoff LC, McCraw SL, ...

    Authors: Marina Pais, Kentaro Yoshida, Artemis Giannakopoulou, Mathieu A. Pel, Liliana M. Cano, Ricardo F. Oliva, Kamil Witek, Hannele Lindqvist-Kreuze, Vivianne G. A. A. Vleeshouwers and Sophien Kamoun

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:93

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Anthropogenic factors can have a major impact on the contemporary distribution of intraspecific genetic diversity. Many freshwater fishes have finely structured and locally adapted populations, but their natur...

    Authors: Veronika Bartáková, Josef Bryja and Martin Reichard

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:105

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Physa acuta is a globally invasive freshwater snail native to North America. Prior studies have led to conflicting views of how P. acuta populations are connected and genetic diversity is partitioned globally. Th...

    Authors: Erika T. Ebbs, Eric S. Loker and Sara V. Brant

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:103

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Recent molecular dating estimates for placental mammals echo fossil inferences for an explosive interordinal diversification, but typically place this event some 10–20 million years earlier than the Paleocene ...

    Authors: Matthew J. Phillips and Carmelo Fruciano

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:104

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Translation of specific mRNAs can be highly regulated in different cells, tissues or under pathological conditions. Ribosome heterogeneity can originate from variable expression or post-translational modificat...

    Authors: Katharina E. Bräuer, Kevin Brockers, Jasmin Moneer, Annette Feuchtinger, Evi Wollscheid-Lengeling, Andreas Lengeling and Alexander Wolf

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:96

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  23. Content type: Research article

    In host-parasite systems, relative dispersal rates condition genetic novelty within populations and thus their adaptive potential. Knowledge of host and parasite dispersal rates can therefore help us to unders...

    Authors: Anaïs S. C. Appelgren, Verena Saladin, Heinz Richner, Blandine Doligez and Karen D. McCoy

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:99

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynaecologic malignancy and the most common cause of death from gynaecologic cancer, especially due to diagnosis at an advanced stage, when a cure is rare. As ovarian t...

    Authors: Sofia C. Nunes, Filipa Lopes-Coelho, Sofia Gouveia-Fernandes, Cristiano Ramos, Sofia A. Pereira and Jacinta Serpa

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:97

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Butterflies (Papilionoidea) are perhaps the most charismatic insect lineage, yet phylogenetic relationships among them remain incompletely studied and controversial. This is especially true for skippers (Hespe...

    Authors: Emmanuel F. A. Toussaint, Jesse W. Breinholt, Chandra Earl, Andrew D. Warren, Andrew V. Z. Brower, Masaya Yago, Kelly M. Dexter, Marianne Espeland, Naomi E. Pierce, David J. Lohman and Akito Y. Kawahara

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:101

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The main unequivocal conclusion after three decades of phylogeographic mtDNA studies is the African origin of all extant modern humans. In addition, a southern coastal route has been argued for to explain the ...

    Authors: Vicente M. Cabrera, Patricia Marrero, Khaled K. Abu-Amero and Jose M. Larruga

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:98

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The processes through which populations originate and diversify ecologically in the initial stages of adaptive radiation are little understood because we lack information on critical steps of early divergence....

    Authors: Darko D. Cotoras, Ke Bi, Michael S. Brewer, David R. Lindberg, Stefan Prost and Rosemary G. Gillespie

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:100

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  28. Content type: Methodology article

    Recent developments in sequencing technologies make it possible to obtain genome sequences from a large number of isolates in a very short time. Bayesian phylogenetic approaches can take advantage of these dat...

    Authors: Sebastian Duchene, David A. Duchene, Jemma L. Geoghegan, Zoe A. Dyson, Jane Hawkey and Kathryn E. Holt

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:95

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  29. Content type: Research article

    An essential question in evolutionary biology is whether shifts in a set of polygenic behaviors share a genetic basis across species. Such a behavioral shift is seen in the cave-dwelling Mexican tetra, Astyanax m...

    Authors: Masato Yoshizawa, Alexander Settle, Meredith C. Hermosura, Lillian J. Tuttle, Nicolas Cetraro, Courtney N. Passow and Suzanne E. McGaugh

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:89

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The spatial distribution of genetic diversity and structure has important implications for conservation as it reveals a species’ strong and weak points with regard to stability and evolutionary capacity. Tempo...

    Authors: Alexander Jueterbock, James A. Coyer, Jeanine L. Olsen and Galice Hoarau

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:94

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Advances in genomic technologies have expanded our ability to accurately and exhaustively detect natural genomic variants that can be applied in crop improvement and to increase our knowledge of plant evolutio...

    Authors: Bochra A. Bahri, Guillaume Daverdin, Xiangyang Xu, Jan-Fang Cheng, Kerrie W. Barry, E. Charles Brummer and Katrien M. Devos

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:91

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Cyclostome bryozoans are an ancient group of marine colonial suspension-feeders comprising approximately 700 extant species. Previous morphological studies are mainly restricted to skeletal characters whereas ...

    Authors: Thomas F. Schwaha, Stephan Handschuh, Andrew N. Ostrovsky and Andreas Wanninger

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:92

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Historical factors, demography, reproduction and dispersal are crucial in determining the genetic structure of seabirds. In the Antarctic marine environment, penguins are a major component of the avian biomass...

    Authors: Isidora Mura-Jornet, Carolina Pimentel, Gisele P. M. Dantas, Maria Virginia Petry, Daniel González-Acuña, Andrés Barbosa, Andrew D. Lowther, Kit M. Kovacs, Elie Poulin and Juliana A. Vianna

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:90

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:117

  34. Content type: Research article

    Sox (Sry-related high-mobility-group box) genes represent important factors in animal development. Relatively little, however, is known about the embryonic expression patterns and thus possible function(s) of Sox...

    Authors: Ralf Janssen, Emil Andersson, Ellinor Betnér, Sifra Bijl, Will Fowler, Lars Höök, Jake Leyhr, Alexander Mannelqvist, Virginia Panara, Kate Smith and Sydney Tiemann

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:88

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  35. Content type: Research article

    C-to-U RNA editing in mitochondria and chloroplasts and the nuclear-encoded, RNA-binding PPR proteins acting as editing factors present a wide field of co-evolution between the different genetic systems in a p...

    Authors: Anke Hein and Volker Knoop

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:85

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Porous species boundaries can be a source of conflicting hypotheses, particularly when coupled with variable data and/or methodological approaches. Their impacts can often be magnified when non-model organisms...

    Authors: Max R. Bangs, Marlis R. Douglas, Steven M. Mussmann and Michael E. Douglas

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:86

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Sloths are one of only two exceptions to the mammalian ‘rule of seven’ vertebrae in the neck. As a striking case of breaking the evolutionary constraint, the explanation for the exceptional number of cervical ...

    Authors: Christine Böhmer, Eli Amson, Patrick Arnold, Anneke H. van Heteren and John A. Nyakatura

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:84

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Commercial whaling caused extensive demographic declines in many great whale species, including gray whales that were extirpated from the Atlantic Ocean and dramatically reduced in the Pacific Ocean. The Easte...

    Authors: Anna Brüniche-Olsen, Rick Westerman, Zuzanna Kazmierczyk, Vladimir V. Vertyankin, Celine Godard-Codding, John W. Bickham and J. Andrew DeWoody

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:87

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  39. Content type: Correction

    After publication of Nakano et al. (2017) [1], the authors became aware of the fact that the new species-group name erected for the two specimens of a Japanese xenoturbellid species in the article is not avail...

    Authors: Hiroaki Nakano, Hideyuki Miyazawa, Akiteru Maeno, Toshihiko Shiroishi, Keiichi Kakui, Ryo Koyanagi, Miyuki Kanda, Noriyuki Satoh, Akihito Omori and Hisanori Kohtsuka

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:83

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    The original article was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:245

  40. Content type: Research article

    Along with sperm, in many taxa ejaculates also contain large numbers of seminal fluid proteins (SFPs). SFPs and sperm are transferred to the mating partner, where they are thought to play key roles in mediatin...

    Authors: Michael Weber, Julia Wunderer, Birgit Lengerer, Robert Pjeta, Marcelo Rodrigues, Lukas Schärer, Peter Ladurner and Steven A. Ramm

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:81

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Understanding genomic and phenotypic diversity among cryptic pest taxa has important implications for the management of pests and diseases. The diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L., has been intensively studi...

    Authors: Kym D. Perry, Gregory J. Baker, Kevin J. Powis, Joanne K. Kent, Christopher M. Ward and Simon W. Baxter

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:77

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  42. Content type: Research article

    It is thought that after whole-genome duplications (WGDs), a large fraction of the duplicated gene copies is lost over time while few duplicates are retained. Which factors promote survival or death of a dupli...

    Authors: Elisabeth Kaltenegger, Svetlana Leng and Alexander Heyl

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:76

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The effects of historical geology and climatic events on the evolution of plants around the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau region have been at the center of debate for years. To identify the influence of the uplift o...

    Authors: Yan-Fei Zeng, Jian-Guo Zhang, Bawerjan Abuduhamiti, Wen-Ting Wang and Zhi-Qing Jia

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:75

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies have favored dispersal (colonization) over vicariance (past fragmentation) events to explain eastern Asian-North American distribution patterns. In plants, however the disjunction between east...

    Authors: Kun-Li Xiang, Andrey S. Erst, Xiao-Guo Xiang, Florian Jabbour and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:74

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