‘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)
Patterns of prokaryotic lateral gene transfers affecting parasitic microbial eukaryotes
Genome Biology 2013, 14:R19 (25 February 2013)
A survey of the genomes of eukaryotic microbial parasites reveals extensive lateral gene transfer from prokaryotes
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)