Section Editor: Evolutionary developmental biology and morphology

  • Sylvie Mazan, CNRS

Section Editor: Experimental evolution

  • Michael Brockhurst, University of York

Section Editors: Genome evolution and evolutionary systems biology

  • Maria Anisimova, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • David Liberles, Temple University
  • Arndt von Haeseler, Max F Perutz Laboratories

Section Editors: Phylogenetics and phylogeography

  • Herve Philippe, Université de Montréal
  • Jim Provan, Queen's University Belfast

Section Editor: Speciation and evolutionary genetics

  • Hirohisa Kishino, University of Tokyo

Section Editor: Theories and models

  • Susanna C. Manrubia, Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA

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  • Christopher Foote, BioMed Central


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    Promiscuity pays

    Monogamous female Drosophila suffer decreased fertility compared to multiply mated females, apparently due to differing transcriptional changes in response to mating; monogamous females have a more virgin-like expression profile than promiscuous females.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:239
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    Taming Arabidopsis

    Arabidopsis thaliana is a key model species in biology, but other Arabidopsis species have potential as model systems; a new phylogenetic analysis begins to resolve the taxonomy of the genus, laying the ground for future research.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:224
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    A rift among giraffes

    Analysis of giraffe mitochondrial DNA supports the existence of an ancient rift valley that once separated populations in southern Africa and created the genetically distinct subspecies seen today; results with implications for both giraffe conservation and taxonomy.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:219
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    Effects of radiation on Japanese butterflies

    Laboratory experiments show that eating food contaminated with even relatively low levels of radiation can have detrimental effects on pale grass blue butterflies, a common species in Japan; these effects are passed down the generations, but are reversible.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:193
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    One fig, many wasps

    Fig trees and their pollinating wasps are a classic example of symbiosis; however, genetic analysis shows that five cryptic wasp species pollinate a single Australian fig species, a curious example of speciation despite the same underlying ecology.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:189



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