A priori assessment of data quality in molecular phylogenetics
Algorithms for Molecular Biology 2014, 9:22 (12 September 2014)
Evaluating the Y chromosomal timescale in human demographic and lineage dating
Investigative Genetics 2014, 5:12 (11 September 2014)
The Y-chromosome can be used for paternal demographic and lineage dating, however owing to naturally occuring mutations, results can be incaccurate. Looking into a solution for one of the biggest problems in Y-chromosome phylogenetic studies.
The mitochondrial genome of Parascaris univalens - implications for a “forgotten” parasite
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:428 (4 September 2014)
The mitochondrial (mt) genome of Parascaris univalens (from horse) was amplified from eggs by long-PCR, sequenced using Illumina technology and annotated using bioinformatic tools. The mt genome determined herein provides a source of markers for future investigations of Parascaris species. Image: Phylogenetic relationship of Parascaris univalens with other ascarid nematodes.
The first flea with fully distended abdomen from the Early Cretaceous of China
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:168 (27 August 2014)
Beyond memorization: an intermediate-level paleontology activity that integrates anatomy, ecology, and macroevolutionary theory using trilobites
Evolution: Education and Outreach 2014, 7:20 (22 August 2014)
Characterization of 19 new microsatellite loci for the Omani barb Garra barreimiae from 454 sequences
BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:522 (12 August 2014)
Taxonomic review of the Sphecapatodes ornata group (Diptera: Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae), with description of one new species
Zoological Studies 2014, 53:48 (1 August 2014)
The evolutionary genetics of highly divergent alleles of the mimicry locus in Papilio dardanus
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:140 (31 July 2014)
Female mocker swallowtail butterflies show a remarkable variety of wing patterns, each mimicking a different poisonous butterfly species; a new study provides insights into the evolution of the supergene locus that makes these polymorphisms possible.
The mysterious Spotted Green Pigeon and its relation to the Dodo and its kindred
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:136 (16 July 2014)
The origins of the extinct Spotted Green Pigeon, known only from a single museum specimen, are shrouded in mystery; DNA analysis tells us more about its likely relatives and, possibly, about the origins of the Dodo as well.
Spotted fever Rickettsia species in Hyalomma and Ixodes ticks infesting migratory birds in the European Mediterranean area
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:318 (10 July 2014)
Many bird species are tick-infested and contribute to the geographic distribution of pathogens. We studied, in samples from two consecutive years, the potential role of migrant birds captured in Europe as disseminators of Rickettsia-infected ticks. Image: Woodchat shrike (Lanius senator) with two ticks.
Diversity of Anopheles mosquitoes in Binh Phuoc and Dak Nong Provinces of Vietnam and their relation to disease
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:316 (9 July 2014)
In South-central Vietnam, among 24 Anopheles species collected, An. dirus and An. pampanai were vectors of Plasmodium vivax. This is the first report of An. scanloni in Vietnam. Image: P. vivax detected in Anopheles collected in Vietnam.
Geographic variation of the large-eared field mouse ( Apodemus latronum Thomas, 1911) (Rodentia: Muridae) with one new subspecies description verified via cranial morphometric variables and pelage characteristics
Zoological Studies 2014, 53:23 (3 July 2014)
Naïve hosts of avian brood parasites accept foreign eggs, whereas older hosts fine-tune foreign egg discrimination during laying
Frontiers in Zoology 2014, 11:45 (27 June 2014)
Modelling environmental factors correlated with podoconiosis: a geospatial study of non-filarial elephantiasis
International Journal of Health Geographics 2014, 13:24 (20 June 2014)
A new Cretaceous genus of xyelydid sawfly illuminating nygmata evolution in Hymenoptera
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:131 (17 June 2014)
L.U.St: a tool for approximated maximum likelihood supertree reconstruction
BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15:183 (12 June 2014)
Second generation sequencing and morphological faecal analysis reveal unexpected foraging behaviour by Myotis nattereri (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) in winter
Frontiers in Zoology 2014, 11:39 (9 May 2014)
Elongated TCR alpha chain CDR3 favors an altered CD4 cytokine profile
BMC Biology 2014, 12:32 (9 May 2014)
As CD4 T cells respond to foreign antigen together with other signals known to influence their functional specialization, their differentiation into effector cells is associated with the selection of receptors of varying avidity (Th17 >Th1 >> Th2), and receptor choice can in turn influence functional maturation.
Historical biogeography of the neotropical Diaptomidae (Crustacea: Copepoda)
Frontiers in Zoology 2014, 11:36 (1 May 2014)
Diverse molecular signatures for ribosomally ‘active’ Perkinsea in marine sediments
BMC Microbiology 2014, 14:110 (29 April 2014)
Bat ticks revisited: Ixodes ariadnae sp. nov. and allopatric genotypes of I. vespertilionis in caves of Hungary
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:202 (27 April 2014)
The seasonality and cave-related genotypes of the long-legged bat tick (Ixodes vespertilionis) were studied in Hungary. Specimens of a morphologically and genetically distinct new bat tick species, I. ariadnae sp. nov. were also found and are described here for the first time. Image: Two engorged long-legged bat ticks between the ears of a hibernating bat.
Leaves and fruits of Bauhinia (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae, Cercideae) from the Oligocene Ningming Formation of Guangxi, South China and their biogeographic implications
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:88 (24 April 2014)
Adaptable probabilistic mapping of short reads using position specific scoring matrices
BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15:100 (9 April 2014)
Revealing the maternal demographic history of Panthera leo using ancient DNA and a spatially explicit genealogical analysis
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:70 (2 April 2014)
Phylogeographic analysis, integrating mitochondrial DNA from both modern and extinct lion populations, suggests lions migrated from Africa into Asia more recently than previously thought and that conservation efforts should focus more on West African populations.
Evolutionary relationships of the Critically Endangered frog Ericabatrachus baleensis Largen, 1991 with notes on incorporating previously unsampled taxa into large-scale phylogenetic analyses
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:44 (10 March 2014)