A complete three-dimensional reconstruction of the myoanatomy of Loricifera: comparative morphology of an adult and a Higgins larva stage
Frontiers in Zoology 2013, 10:19 (15 April 2013)
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.
Genetic diversity among pandemic 2009 influenza viruses isolated from a transmission chain
Virology Journal 2013, 10:116 (12 April 2013)
‘Monster… -omics’: on segmentation, re-segmentation, and vertebrae formation in amphibians and other vertebrates
Frontiers in Zoology 2013, 10:17 (11 April 2013)
The evolution of host associations in the parasitic wasp genus Ichneumon (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): convergent adaptations to host pupation sites
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013, 13:74 (27 March 2013)
Effects of the European hornet ( Vespa crabro Linnaeus 1761) crude venom on its own species
Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013, 19:4 (18 March 2013)
Evolutionary history of relict Congeria (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae): unearthing the subterranean biodiversity of the Dinaric Karst
Frontiers in Zoology 2013, 10:5 (6 February 2013)
High lability of sexual system over 250 million years of evolution in morphologically conservative tadpole shrimps
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013, 13:30 (5 February 2013)
From hybrids to hermaphrodites in population genetics
Genome Biology 2013, 14:301 (28 January 2013)
A report on the 46th annual PopGroup conference, Glasgow, UK, December 18-21, 2012.
European rodent on the edge: status and distribution of the Vojvodina blind mole rat
SpringerPlus 2013, 2:2 (4 January 2013)
Conquering the Sahara and Arabian deserts: systematics and biogeography of Stenodactylus geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae)
Baha El Din,
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:258 (31 December 2012)
Systematics, biogeography, and character evolution of the legume tribe Fabeae with special focus on the middle-Atlantic island lineages
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:250 (25 December 2012)
Finding malaria hot-spots in northern Angola: the role of individual, household and environmental factors within a meso-endemic area
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:385 (22 November 2012)
This paper looks at small scale variation in malaria prevalence among children below 15 years of age in Angola using cross-sectional survey data. The authors show a number of predictors of prevalence that are statistically significant. The authors suggest the presence of clusters of high prevalence and recommend the targeting of these clusters for malaria control to quickly reduce the burden of disease.
The structure of volcanic cristobalite in relation to its toxicity; relevance for the variable crystalline silica hazard
Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2012, 9:44 (19 November 2012)
The rise of the Himalaya enforced the diversification of SE Asian ferns by altering the monsoon regimes
BMC Plant Biology 2012, 12:210 (9 November 2012)
A phylogeny recreated from chloroplast genome regions in the fern genus Lepisorus provides evidence that the initial species radiation corresponded with the rise of the Himalayan plateau and a strengthening of the East Asian monsoon.
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.
Study and implementation of urogenital schistosomiasis elimination in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba islands) using an integrated multidisciplinary approach
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:930 (30 October 2012)
Assessment of the genetic relationship between Dictyocaulus species from Bos taurus and Cervus elaphus using complete mitochondrial genomic datasets
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:241 (30 October 2012)
Complete mitochondrial genomic datasets were used to assess the genetic relationship between Dictyocaulus species from cattle and red deer, and also to predict barcodes for future population genetic and molecular epidemiological studies. Image: Mitochondrial genomes of Dictyocaulus spp. - relationships and sliding window analysis.
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.
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.
Next generation sequencing and comparative analyses of Xenopus mitogenomes
BMC Genomics 2012, 13:496 (19 September 2012)
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)
Empirical evaluation of humpback whale telomere length estimates; quality control and factors causing variability in the singleplex and multiplex qPCR methods
BMC Genetics 2012, 13:77 (6 September 2012)
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.
Schistosomiasis collection at NHM (SCAN)
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:185 (3 September 2012)
SCAN, the Schistosomiasis Collection at the Natural History Museum, London, is a project to develop a repository of schistosomiasis-related material for research. Image: Biomphalaria glabrata: an intermediate snail host of Schistosoma mansoni.
Indehiscent sporangia enable the accumulation of local fern diversity at the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:158 (28 August 2012)
Molecular phylogeny of bark and ambrosia beetles reveals multiple origins of fungus farming during periods of global warming
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:133 (1 August 2012)
AdapterRemoval: easy cleaning of next-generation sequencing reads
BMC Research Notes 2012, 5:337 (2 July 2012)
Observations on Neotricula aperta (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae) population densities in Thailand and central Laos: implications for the spread of Mekong schistosomiasis
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:126 (21 June 2012)
Population density trends are estimated for Neotricula aperta; the findings suggest an urgent need for ecological studies and that the impact of Hydropower projects on Mekong schistosomiasis may be more complex than first thought. Image: Neotricula aperta (gamma strain) from the Xe Bang Fai river in Laos.
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'.
Brains, tools, innovation and biogeography in crows and ravens
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:72 (29 May 2012)
Development and myogenesis of the vermiform Buddenbrockia (Myxozoa) and implications for cnidarian body plan evolution
EvoDevo 2012, 3:10 (17 May 2012)
Improving ancient DNA read mapping against modern reference genomes
BMC Genomics 2012, 13:178 (10 May 2012)
Improving the performance of true single molecule sequencing for ancient DNA
BMC Genomics 2012, 13:177 (10 May 2012)
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.
Widespread horizontal genomic exchange does not erode species barriers among sympatric ducks
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:45 (2 April 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
DNA barcoding reveals both known and novel taxa in the Albitarsis Group ( Anopheles: Nyssorhynchus) of Neotropical malaria vectors
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:44 (21 February 2012)
DNA barcoding provides a reliable means of identifying both known and undiscovered biodiversity within the Albitarsis Group (Anopheles: Nyssorhynchus). These results show support for species level status of the six known species and two previously detected lineages. In addition, the presence of a new mitochondrial lineage in Brazil is shown. Image: A breeding site of mosquitoes belonging to Albitarsis Group in Para State, Brazil.
Towards mainstreaming of biodiversity data publishing: recommendations of the GBIF Data Publishing Framework Task Group
BMC Bioinformatics 2011, 12(Suppl 15):S1 (15 December 2011)
A framework for publishing primary biodiversity data
BMC Bioinformatics 2011, 12(Suppl 15):I1 (15 December 2011)
Integrated prevalence mapping of schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis and malaria in lakeside and island communities in Lake Victoria, Uganda
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:232 (13 December 2011)
This fish landing site and associated community is typical of others in Lake Victoria. Here, the burdens of malaria, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths are very high and pose a particular challenge for disease surveillance and control. Image: An island community.
Integrative analyses of speciation and divergence in Psammodromus hispanicus (Squamata: Lacertidae)
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:347 (30 November 2011)
Forgotten forests - issues and prospects in biome mapping using Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests as a case study
BMC Ecology 2011, 11:27 (24 November 2011)
Current biome maps of South America perform poorly in depicting seasonally dry tropical forest distribution due to poor spatial resolution and biome delimitation and may be improved by the use of georeferenced herbarium data in conjunction with bioclimatic data.
Three-dimensional visualisation of developmental stages of an apicomplexan fish blood parasite in its invertebrate host
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:219 (22 November 2011)
New insights into the developmental stages of a marine fish haemogregarine within its invertebrate host were revealed by 3D imaging through infected leech salivary gland cells.
Image: Confocal microscopy image of a section through the anterior portion of a leech used for 3D visualisation
Diversification of land plants: insights from a family-level phylogenetic analysis
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:341 (21 November 2011)
Evolution and connectivity in the world-wide migration system of the mallard: Inferences from mitochondrial DNA
BMC Genetics 2011, 12:99 (17 November 2011)
Correction: The dominant Anopheles vectors of human malaria in the Americas: occurrence data, distribution maps and bionomic précis
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:210 (3 November 2011)
The taxonomist - an endangered race. A practical proposal for its survival
Frontiers in Zoology 2011, 8:25 (26 October 2011)
A hitchhikers guide to the Galápagos: co-phylogeography of Galápagos mockingbirds and their parasites
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:284 (3 October 2011)
Combining sequence data from rare mockingbirds and their host-specific parasites on the Galapogos Islands increases confidence in the inferred mockingbird phylogeny than using host data alone, leading to more accurate predictions about population structure and effective conservation.
Fossil gaps inferred from phylogenies alter the apparent nature of diversification in dragonflies and their relatives
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:252 (14 September 2011)