A new vetulicolian from Australia and its bearing on the chordate affinities of an enigmatic Cambrian group
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:214 (21 October 2014)
Heligmosomoides neopolygyrus Asakawa & Ohbayashi, 1986, a cryptic Asian nematode infecting the striped field mouse Apodemus agrarius in Central Europe
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:457 (11 October 2014)
Heligmosomoides neopolygyrus is reported for the first time from Apodemus agrarius in Europe, where it has previously been confused with H. polygyrus. Molecular analyses show the two species to be only distantly related, and highlight the need for critical re-evaluation of Heligmosomoides and the species which it contains. Image: Bursa of Heligmosomoides neopolygyrus.
Economic benefits of high value medicinal plants to Pakistani communities: an analysis of current practice and potential
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014, 10:71 (10 October 2014)
SNPest: a probabilistic graphical model for estimating genotypes
BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:698 (7 October 2014)
Detailed reconstruction of the musculature in Limnognathia maerski (Micrognathozoa) and comparison with other Gnathifera
Frontiers in Zoology 2014, 11:71 (1 October 2014)
Effects of crowding and sex on fecal cortisol levels of captive forest musk deer
Biological Research 2014, 47:48 (29 September 2014)
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)