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  1. The relative influence of diet and phylogeny on snake venom activity is a poorly understood aspect of snake venom evolution. We measured the activity of two enzyme toxin groups – phospholipase A2 (PLA2), and L-am...

    Authors: Theo Tasoulis, Michael S. Y. Lee, Manon Ziajko, Nathan Dunstan, Joanna Sumner and Geoffrey K. Isbister

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2020 20:9

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  2. Red Queen dynamics are defined as long term co-evolutionary dynamics, often with oscillations of genotype abundances driven by fluctuating selection in host-parasite systems. Much of our current understanding ...

    Authors: Hanna Schenk, Hinrich Schulenburg and Arne Traulsen

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2020 20:8

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  3. A key question in plant dispersal via animal vectors is where and why fruit colors vary between species and how color relates to other fruit traits. To better understand the factors shaping the evolution of fr...

    Authors: Miranda A. Sinnott-Armstrong, Chong Lee, Wendy L. Clement and Michael J. Donoghue

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2020 20:7

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  4. Understanding the genomic basis of phenotypic diversity can be greatly facilitated by examining adaptive radiations with hypervariable traits. In this study, we focus on a rapidly diverged species group of mor...

    Authors: Mauricio Losilla, David Michael Luecke and Jason R. Gallant

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2020 20:6

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  5. Ecological speciation is a prominent mechanism of diversification but in many evolutionary radiations, particularly in invertebrates, it remains unclear whether supposedly critical ecological traits drove or f...

    Authors: Bert Van Bocxlaer, Claudia M. Ortiz-Sepulveda, Pieter R. Gurdebeke and Xavier Vekemans

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2020 20:5

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  6. Early Cambrian Lagerstätten from China have greatly enriched our perspective on the early evolution of animals, particularly arthropods. However, recent studies have shown that many of these early fossil arthr...

    Authors: Cédric Aria, Fangchen Zhao, Han Zeng, Jin Guo and Maoyan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2020 20:4

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  7. The biodiversity and distributions of terrestrial snails at local and regional scales are influenced by their low vagility and microhabitat specificity. The accessibility of large-bodied species and their char...

    Authors: Z. W. Dempsey, C. P. Goater and T. M. Burg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2020 20:3

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Regions within the nuclear ribosomal operon are a major tool for inferring evolutionary relationships and investigating diversity in fungi. In spite of the prevalent use of ribosomal markers in fungal research...

    Authors: Michael Bradshaw, Felix Grewe, Anne Thomas, Cody H. Harrison, Hanna Lindgren, Lucia Muggia, Larry L. St. Clair, H. Thorsten Lumbsch and Steven D. Leavitt

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2020 20:2

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  9. African annual killifishes (Nothobranchius spp.) are adapted to seasonally desiccating habitats (ephemeral pools), surviving dry periods as dormant eggs. Given their peculiar life history, geographic aspects of t...

    Authors: Veronika Bartáková, Béla Nagy, Matej Polačik, Radim Blažek, Hieromin Lamtane and Martin Reichard

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2020 20:1

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  10. Chondrichthyans represent a monophyletic group of crown group gnathostomes and are central to our understanding of vertebrate evolution. Like all vertebrates, cartilaginous fishes evolved concretions of materi...

    Authors: Lisa Schnetz, Cathrin Pfaff, Eugen Libowitzky, Zerina Johanson, Rica Stepanek and Jürgen Kriwet

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:238

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Mesoamerica is a remarkable region with a high geological and ecological complexity. Within northern Mesoamerica, the biotic province of the Sierra Madre del Sur (SMS) in southwestern Mexico harbors exceptiona...

    Authors: Alberto Rocha-Méndez, Luis A. Sánchez-González, Clementina González and Adolfo G. Navarro-Sigüenza

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:237

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  12. Orange jasmine has a complex nomenclatural history and is now known as Murraya paniculata (L.) Jack. Our interest in this common ornamental stemmed from the need to resolve its identity and the identities of clos...

    Authors: Chung Huy Nguyen, G. Andrew C. Beattie, Anthony M. Haigh, Inggit Puji Astuti, David J. Mabberley, Peter H. Weston and Paul Holford

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:236

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  13. Understanding the phylogenetic relationships among species is one of the main goals of systematic biology. Simultaneously, credible phylogenetic hypotheses are often the first requirement for unveiling the evo...

    Authors: Russell J. S. Orr, Marianne N. Haugen, Björn Berning, Philip Bock, Robyn L. Cumming, Wayne K. Florence, Masato Hirose, Emanuela Di Martino, Mali H. Ramsfjell, Maja M. Sannum, Abigail M. Smith, Leandro M. Vieira, Andrea Waeschenbach and Lee Hsiang Liow

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:235

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  14. Individuals consistently differ in behaviour, exhibiting so-called personalities. In many species, individuals differ also in their cognitive abilities. When personalities and cognitive abilities occur in dist...

    Authors: Jannis Liedtke and Lutz Fromhage

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:234

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  15. Palaeognathae is a basal clade within Aves and include the large and flightless ratites and the smaller, volant tinamous. Although much research has been conducted on various aspects of palaeognath morphology,...

    Authors: Phoebe L. McInerney, Michael S. Y. Lee, Alice M. Clement and Trevor H. Worthy

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:233

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  16. Natural selection on fitness-related traits can be temporally heterogeneous among populations. As climate changes, understanding population-level responses is of scientific and practical importance. We examine...

    Authors: Yang Liu and Yousry A. El-Kassaby

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:231

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Coevolution is a selective process of reciprocal adaptation in hosts and parasites or in mutualistic symbionts. Classic population genetics theory predicts the signatures of selection at the interacting loci o...

    Authors: Daniel živković, Sona John, Mélissa Verin, Wolfgang Stephan and Aurélien Tellier

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:230

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  18. Supernumerary ORFan genes (i.e., open reading frames without obvious homology to other genes) are present in the mitochondrial genomes of gonochoric freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) showing doubly unipa...

    Authors: Davide Guerra, Manuel Lopes-Lima, Elsa Froufe, Han Ming Gan, Paz Ondina, Rafaela Amaro, Michael W. Klunzinger, Claudia Callil, Vincent Prié, Arthur E. Bogan, Donald T. Stewart and Sophie Breton

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:229

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  19. Due to the environmental heterogeneity along elevation gradients, alpine ecosystems are ideal study objects for investigating how ecological variables shape the genetic patterns of natural species. The highest...

    Authors: Zhigang Wu, Xinwei Xu, Juan Zhang, Gerhard Wiegleb and Hongwei Hou

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:228

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The presence of a novel pollutant can induce rapid evolution if there is additive genetic variance for the tolerance to the stressor. Continuous selection over some generations can then reduce the toxicity of ...

    Authors: Lucas Marques da Cunha, Diane Maitre and Claus Wedekind

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:227

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  21. Recently we proposed an evolutionary explanation for a spinal pathology that afflicts many people, intervertebral disc herniation (Plomp et al. [2015] BMC Evolutionary Biology 15, 68). Using 2D data, we found tha...

    Authors: Kimberly A. Plomp, Keith Dobney, Darlene A. Weston, Una Strand Viðarsdóttir and Mark Collard

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:226

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  22. After publication of our article [1] we were notified that a few duplicate sentences were included on Figure 3 and Figure 4 legends.

    Authors: Michael C. Campbell, Bryan Ashong, Shaolei Teng, Jayla Harvey and Christopher N. Cross

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:225

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:218

  23. Eukaryotes acquired the trait of oxygenic photosynthesis through endosymbiosis of the cyanobacterial progenitor of plastid organelles. Despite recent advances in the phylogenomics of Cyanobacteria, the phyloge...

    Authors: Travis J Lawrence, Katherine CH Amrine, Wesley D Swingley and David H Ardell

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:224

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  24. Attributes of pest species like host range are frequently reported as being evolutionarily constrained and showing phylogenetic signal. Because these attributes in turn could influence the abundance and impact...

    Authors: Peng-Yu Jin, Jing-Tao Sun, Ary Hoffmann, Yan-Fei Guo, Jin-Cheng Zhou, Yu-Xi Zhu, Lei Chen and Xiao-Yue Hong

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:223

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  25. The coincidence of long distance dispersal (LDD) and biome shift is assumed to be the result of a multifaceted interplay between geographical distance and ecological suitability of source and sink areas. Here,...

    Authors: Michael D. Pirie, Martha Kandziora, Nicolai M. Nürk, Nicholas C. Le Maitre, Ana Mugrabi de Kuppler, Berit Gehrke, Edward G. H. Oliver and Dirk U. Bellstedt

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:222

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  26. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are the most widely studied innate immunity receptors responsible for recognition of invading pathogens. Among the TLR family, TLR5 is the only that senses and recognizes flagellin, ...

    Authors: Ana Pinheiro, Ana Águeda-Pinto, José Melo-Ferreira, Fabiana Neves, Joana Abrantes and Pedro J. Esteves

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:221

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  27. Neurochemicals like serotonin and dopamine play crucial roles in human cognitive and emotional functions. Vesicular monoamine transporter 1 (VMAT1) transports monoamine neurotransmitters, and its variant (136T...

    Authors: Daiki X. Sato, Yuu Ishii, Tomoaki Nagai, Kazumasa Ohashi and Masakado Kawata

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:220

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  28. Phylogenetic species trees are widely used in inferring evolutionary relationships. Existing software and algorithms mainly focus on phylogenetic inference. However, less attention has been paid to intermediat...

    Authors: Yang Fang, Chengcheng Liu, Jiangyi Lin, Xufeng Li, Kambiz N. Alavian, Yi Yang and Yulong Niu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:219

    Content type: Software

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  29. Lymphotoxin-α (LTα), located in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) class III region on chromosome 6, encodes a cytotoxic protein that mediates a variety of antiviral responses among other biological funct...

    Authors: Michael C. Campbell, Bryan Ashong, Shaolei Teng, Jayla Harvey and Christopher N. Cross

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:218

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:225

  30. Despite decades of research, the horse domestication scenario in East Asia remains poorly understood.

    Authors: Tiao Ning, Yinghui Ling, Shaoji Hu, Arman Ardalan, Jing Li, Bikash Mitra, Tapas Kumar Chaudhuri, Weijun Guan, Qianjun Zhao, Yuehui Ma, Peter Savolainen and Yaping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:217

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  31. The process by which populations evolve to become new species involves the emergence of various reproductive isolating barriers (RIB). Despite major advancements in understanding this complex process, very lit...

    Authors: Tiffany A. Chin, Carla E. Cáceres and Melania E. Cristescu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:216

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  32. In mammals, the natriuretic system contains three natriuretic peptides, NPPA, NPPB and NPPC, that bind to three transmembrane receptors, NPR1, NPR2 and NPR3. The natriuretic peptides are known only in vertebra...

    Authors: Anna Grandchamp, Shifa Tahir and Philippe Monget

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:215

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  33. The buffalo, despite its superior milk-producing ability, suffers from reproductive limitations that constrain its lifetime productivity. Male sub-fertility, manifested as low conception rates (CRs), is a majo...

    Authors: Vipul Batra, Avinash Maheshwarappa, Komal Dagar, Sandeep Kumar, Apoorva Soni, A. Kumaresan, Rakesh Kumar and T. K. Datta

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:214

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that Additional file 3 was published with track changes.

    Authors: Jean A. Trejaut, Frank Muyard, Ying-Hui Lai, Lan-Rong Chen, Zong-Sian Chen, Jun-Hun Loo, Jin-Yuan Huang and Marie Lin

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:212

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:64

  35. Many pathologies that modify the shell geometry and ornamentation of ammonoids are known from the fossil record. Since they may reflect the developmental response of the organism to a perturbation (usually a s...

    Authors: Romain Jattiot, Emmanuel Fara, Arnaud Brayard, Séverine Urdy and Nicolas Goudemand

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:210

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Various apolipoproteins widely distributed among vertebrata play key roles in lipid metabolism and have a direct correlation with human diseases as diagnostic markers. However, the evolutionary progress of apo...

    Authors: Jia-Qian Liu, Wen-Xing Li, Jun-Juan Zheng, Qing-Nan Tian, Jing-Fei Huang and Shao-Xing Dai

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:209

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Two previous studies on interspecific body size variation of anurans found that the key drivers of variation are the species’ lifestyles and the environments that they live in. To examine whether those finding...

    Authors: Cheng Guo, Shuai Gao, Ali Krzton and Long Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:208

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  38. Parasite attachment structures are critical traits that influence effective host exploitation and survival. Morphology of attachment structures can reinforce host specificity and niche specialisation, or even ...

    Authors: Charles Baillie, Rachel L. Welicky, Kerry A. Hadfield, Nico J. Smit, Stefano Mariani and Robin M. D. Beck

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:207

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  39. Tardigrada is a group of microscopic invertebrates distributed worldwide in permanent and temporal aquatic habitats. Famous for their extreme stress tolerance, tardigrades are also of interest due to their clo...

    Authors: Dennis Krog Persson, Kenneth Agerlin Halberg, Ricardo Cardoso Neves, Aslak Jørgensen, Reinhardt Møbjerg Kristensen and Nadja Møbjerg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:206

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  40. Disentangling the selective factors shaping adaptive trait variation is an important but challenging task. Many studies—especially in Drosophila—have documented trait variation along latitudinal or altitudinal cl...

    Authors: Jeremy S. Davis and Leonie C. Moyle

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:204

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The flood of genomic data to help build and date the tree of life requires automation at several critical junctures, most importantly during sequence assembly and alignment. It is widely appreciated that autom...

    Authors: Yan Du, Shaoyuan Wu, Scott V. Edwards and Liang Liu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:203

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Understanding the origin of genetic variation is the key to predict how species will respond to future climate change. The genus Quercus is a species-rich and ecologically diverse woody genus that dominates a wid...

    Authors: Mengxiao Yan, Ruibin Liu, Ying Li, Andrew L. Hipp, Min Deng and Yanshi Xiong

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:202

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  43. Experimental evolution of microbes often involves a serial transfer protocol, where microbes are repeatedly diluted by transfer to a fresh medium, starting a new growth cycle. This has revealed that evolution ...

    Authors: Bram van Dijk, Jeroen Meijer, Thomas D. Cuypers and Paulien Hogeweg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:201

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  44. Raising unrelated offspring is typically wasteful of parental resources and so individuals are expected to reduce or maintain low levels of parental effort when their parentage is low. This can involve faculta...

    Authors: Holger Zimmermann, Karoline Fritzsche, Jonathan M. Henshaw, Cyprian Katongo, Taylor Banda, Lawrence Makasa, Kristina M. Sefc and Aneesh P. H. Bose

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:200

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  45. Secondary contact between closely related lineages can result in a variety of outcomes, including hybridization, depending upon the strength of reproductive barriers. By examining the extent to which different...

    Authors: Margaret L. Haines, Gordon Luikart, Stephen J. Amish, Seth Smith and Emily K. Latch

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:199

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that some of the NCB accession numbers were incorrectly associated to their corresponding taxon in the Additional file 1.

    Authors: Dietmar Zinner, Linn F. Groeneveld, Christina Keller and Christian Roos

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:198

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009 9:83

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