Traditional herbal medicine in Far-west Nepal: a pharmacological appraisal
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010, 6:35 (13 December 2010)
The first metazoa living in permanently anoxic conditions
BMC Biology 2010, 8:30 (6 April 2010)
An expedition to a deep sea hypersaline anoxic basin in the Mediterranean has discovered the first multicellular animals that live and reproduce in the absence of oxygen.
ITS as an environmental DNA barcode for fungi: an in silico approach reveals potential PCR biases
BMC Microbiology 2010, 10:189 (9 July 2010)
The dominant Anopheles vectors of human malaria in the Asia-Pacific region: occurrence data, distribution maps and bionomic précis
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:89 (25 May 2011)
To help target malaria control efforts, we present contemporary distribution maps and relevant bionomic information for the nineteen dominant vector species (DVS) of the Asian-Pacific Region. Image: Occurrence data and predicted distribution of the Dirus Complex, one of the DVS of Asia.
An annotated list of fish parasites (Isopoda, Copepoda, Monogenea, Digenea, Cestoda, Nematoda) collected from Snappers and Bream (Lutjanidae, Nemipteridae, Caesionidae) in New Caledonia confirms high parasite biodiversity on coral reef fish
Aquatic Biosystems 2012, 8:22 (4 September 2012)
A comprehensive overview of parasite diversity associated with coral reef fishes in New Caledonia shows that, with the extinction of a single fish species, co-extinction of at least ten parasitic species would occur.
From taxonomic literature to cybertaxonomic content
BMC Biology 2012, 10:87 (31 October 2012)
Hot on the heels of the ICZN's decision to allow species descriptions to be filed electronically, Miller and colleagues argue for a concerted effort towards integrating existing taxonomic content by journals' semantic tagging of legacy and contemporary literature.
A global map of dominant malaria vectors
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:69 (4 April 2012)
We describe the generation of a global map of the dominant vector species (DVS) of malaria created by combining evidence-based predicted distribution maps for individual species or species complexes. Image: The distribution of dominant malaria vectors in Africa.
A decadal view of biodiversity informatics: challenges and priorities
BMC Ecology 2013, 13:16 (15 April 2013)
Alex Hardisty and Dave Roberts outline a grand vision for the future of biodiversity research that is based on a fully integrated e-infrastructure, following a huge community consultation effort with the Biodiversity Informatics Community.
The dominant Anopheles vectors of human malaria in Africa, Europe and the Middle East: occurrence data, distribution maps and bionomic précis
Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:117 (3 December 2010)
To help target malaria control efforts in Africa and prevent its re-emergence in Europe, we present contemporary distribution maps and relevant bionomic information for the seven dominant vector species (DVS) of Africa and the six DVS found across Europe and the Middle East. Image: Occurrence data and predicted distribution of An. gambiae, one of the DVS of Africa.
Cambrian problematica and the diversification of deuterostomes
BMC Biology 2012, 10:79 (2 October 2012)
Commenting on new fossil findings from the ancient vetulicolian clade, Andrew Smith discusses how far we can - or sometimes can't - make generalizations from fossil taxa to the ancestors of existing species.
Population dynamics and genetic changes of Picea abies in the South Carpathians revealed by pollen and ancient DNA analyses
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:66 (10 March 2011)
Toward reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:280 (2 December 2009)
A phylogeny of the Lepidopteran clade Ditrysia based on five nuclear genes broadly confirms the previous morphology-based tree, but some features including the position of the butterflies need to be resolved.
Historically low mitochondrial DNA diversity in koalas ( Phascolarctos cinereus)
BMC Genetics 2012, 13:92 (24 October 2012)
Comparing museum specimens with modern populations reveals little evidence that hunting of koalas in the early 20th century caused the low genetic diversity currently seen in this species, suggesting a more ancient factor is to blame.
Repeated adaptive divergence of microhabitat specialization in avian feather lice
BMC Biology 2012, 10:52 (20 June 2012)
Adaptive radiations, where a single species can quickly diversify to fill multiple niches in a new environment, are commonly seen in island systems. Kevin Johnson and colleagues show this pattern in feather lice, with different avian hosts acting as 'islands'.
The taxonomist - an endangered race. A practical proposal for its survival
Frontiers in Zoology 2011, 8:25 (26 October 2011)
Can phylogeny predict chemical diversity and potential medicinal activity of plants? A case study of amaryllidaceae
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:182 (14 September 2012)
Fellow travellers: a concordance of colonization patterns between mice and men in the North Atlantic region
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:35 (19 March 2012)
Colonization of the North Atlantic region by house mice, and the genetic diversity of individuals within these populations, closely mimics that of human settlers, reflecting the human history of colonization in this area
Environmental risk mapping of canine leishmaniasis in France
Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:31 (8 April 2010)
Environmental risk map of canine leishmaniasis in France obtained by an ecological approach of the disease spatial distribution and niche modelling. Image: Southern France risk map.
Chromoblastomycosis after a leech bite complicated by myiasis: a case report
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:14 (12 January 2011)
The dominant Anopheles vectors of human malaria in the Americas: occurrence data, distribution maps and bionomic précis
Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:72 (16 August 2010)
The nations of the Americas have the lowest levels of Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax endemicity worldwide, sustained, in part, by substantive integrated vector control. To help maintain and better target these efforts, we present contemporary, predicted distribution maps for the nine dominant vector species (DVS) of the Americas, accompanied by a comprehensive review of their ecology and behaviour. Image: Occurrence data and predicted distribution of An. darlingi, one of the DVS of the Americas.
Improving ancient DNA read mapping against modern reference genomes
BMC Genomics 2012, 13:178 (10 May 2012)
Evolutionary history of Serpulaceae (Basidiomycota): molecular phylogeny, historical biogeography and evidence for a single transition of nutritional mode
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:230 (4 August 2011)
Evolutionary history of anglerfishes (Teleostei: Lophiiformes): a mitogenomic perspective
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:58 (23 February 2010)
The colonization of land by animals: molecular phylogeny and divergence times among arthropods
BMC Biology 2004, 2:1 (19 January 2004)
An unexpectedly close relationship between myriapods (millipedes, centipedes) and chelicerates (spiders, scorpions, horseshoe crabs) is revealed by a molecular phylogenetic study, which also suggests arthropods adapted to terrestrial environments relatively late in their evolutionary history.
Comparative cost assessment of the Kato-Katz and FLOTAC techniques for soil-transmitted helminth diagnosis in epidemiological surveys
Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:71 (14 August 2010)
The costs of single and duplicate Kato-Katz thick smears and the FLOTAC dual and double technique were determined in an epidemiological survey among schoolchildren in Zanzibar. Image: Kato-Katz thick smears to investigate soil-transmitted helminthiasis.