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Evolutionary Biology

  1. Content type: Technical Note

    Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discovery is an important goal of many studies. However, the number of ‘putative’ SNPs discovered from a sequence resource may not provide a reliable indication of the numb...

    Authors: Emily Humble, Michael A. S. Thorne, Jaume Forcada and Joseph I. Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:418

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  2. Content type: Short Report

    African elephants comprise two species, the savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the forest elephant (L. cyclotis), which are distinct morphologically and genetically. Forest elephants are seriously threaten...

    Authors: Natalie A. Gugala, Yasuko Ishida, Nicholas J. Georgiadis and Alfred L. Roca

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:364

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  3. Content type: Short Report

    Loss of genetic variability due to environmental changes, limitation of gene flow between pools of individuals or putative selective pressure at specific markers, were previously documented for Antarctic notot...

    Authors: Chiara Papetti, Lars Harms, Jutta Jürgens, Tina Sandersfeld, Nils Koschnick, Heidrun Sigrid Windisch, Rainer Knust, Hans-Otto Pörtner and Magnus Lucassen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:238

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The nematode Pristionchus pacificus has been established as a model for comparative studies using the well known Caenorhabditis elegans as a reference. Despite their relatedness, previous studies have revealed hi...

    Authors: James W. Lightfoot, Veeren M. Chauhan, Jonathan W. Aylott and Christian Rödelsperger

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:142

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  5. Content type: Short Report

    The population size of Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) is depleted relative to historical abundance levels. In Svalbard, centuries of over-exploitation brought the walrus herds to the verge of exti...

    Authors: Charlotte Lindqvist, Tilottama Roy, Christian Lydersen, Kit M. Kovacs, Jon Aars, Øystein Wiig and Lutz Bachmann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:112

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    Spiny-footed lizards constitute a diverse but scarcely studied genus. Microsatellite markers would help increasing the knowledge about species boundaries, patterns of genetic diversity and structure, and gene ...

    Authors: Sara Cristina Lopes, Guillermo Velo-Antón, Paulo Pereira, Susana Lopes, Raquel Godinho, Pierre-André Crochet and José Carlos Brito

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:794

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    A priority for conservation is the identification of endemic populations. We developed microsatellite markers for common raven (Corvus corax), a bird species with a Holarctic distribution, to identify and assess ...

    Authors: Christin L. Pruett, Leping Wan, Tianyu Li, Cory Spern, Stacey L. Lance, Travis Glenn, Brant Faircloth and Kevin Winker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:655

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    The Cape horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus capensis, is endemic to the Cape region of South Africa. Coalescent analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequence data suggests extensive historical gene flow between populations desp...

    Authors: Nicolas Nesi, David S. Jacobs, Kevin Feldheim and Jacqueline M. Bishop

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:477

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Chemical communication plays important roles in the social behavior of ants making them one of the most successful groups of animals on earth. However, the molecular evolutionary process responsible for their ...

    Authors: Patamarerk Engsontia, Unitsa Sangket, Hugh M. Robertson and Chutamas Satasook

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:380

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  10. Content type: Short Report

    Western Palearctic tree frogs (Hyla arborea group) represent a strong potential for evolutionary and conservation genetic research, so far underexploited due to limited molecular resources. New microsatellite mar...

    Authors: Christophe Dufresnes, Alan Brelsford and Nicolas Perrin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:850

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the distribution and abundance of pathogens can provide insight into the evolution and ecology of their host species. Previous research in kokanee, the freshwater form of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchu...

    Authors: Matthew A Lemay and Michael A Russello

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:778

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  12. Content type: Short Report

    Garra barreimiae is a cyprinid fish from the southeastern Arabian Peninsula, which inhabits regularly desiccating wadis and survives in isolated ponds or underground. In 1984 a cave-dwelling population was found ...

    Authors: Sandra Kirchner, Thomas Weinmaier, Thomas Rattei, Helmut Sattmann and Luise Kruckenhauser

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:522

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  13. Content type: Research article

    RNA post-transcriptional modification is an exciting field of research that has evidenced this editing process as a sophisticated epigenetic mechanism to fine tune the ribosome function and to control gene exp...

    Authors: Jeanneth Mosquera-Rendón, Sonia Cárdenas-Brito, Juan D Pineda, Mauricio Corredor and Alfonso Benítez-Páez

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:440

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa (Teleostei: Poeciliinae) is an unisexual, all-female species. It evolved through the hybridisation of two closely related sexual species and exhibits clonal reproduction by sper...

    Authors: Ina Maria Schedina, Stefanie Hartmann, Detlef Groth, Ingo Schlupp and Ralph Tiedemann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:249

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