When species matches are unavailable are DNA barcodes correctly assigned to higher taxa? An assessment using sphingid moths
BMC Ecology 2011, 11:18 (1 August 2011)
Genomes and geography: genomic insights into the evolution and phylogeography of the genus Schistosoma
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:131 (7 July 2011)
This review summarises the role of genomic information in understanding the evolution of Schistosoma blood flukes. It combines evidence from molecular phylogenetics, genomics and cytogenetics in order to understand the major evolutionary events that may have occurred during speciation and divergence of the African and Asian Schistosoma species. Image: Giemsa-stained karyotype of S. mansoni
Genome fluctuations in cyanobacteria reflect evolutionary, developmental and adaptive traits
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:187 (30 June 2011)
MicroRNA preparations from individual monogenean Gyrodactylus salaris-a comparison of six commercially available totalRNA extraction kits
BMC Research Notes 2011, 4:217 (29 June 2011)
Evolutionary history of Otophysi (Teleostei), a major clade of the modern freshwater fishes: Pangaean origin and Mesozoic radiation
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:177 (22 June 2011)
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.
Reversal to air-driven sound production revealed by a molecular phylogeny of tongueless frogs, family Pipidae
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:114 (27 April 2011)
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)
Mitogenomic phylogenetic analyses of the Delphinidae with an emphasis on the Globicephalinae
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:65 (10 March 2011)
Confirmed local endemicity and putative high transmission of Schistosoma mansoni in the Sesse Islands, Lake Victoria, Uganda
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:29 (1 March 2011)
The combined malacological and parasitological surveys on the islands within the Bufumiri group, Uganda have confirmed local transmission of intestinal schistosomiasis and high levels of disease in shoreline communities. Image: Young child with intestinal schistosomiasis.
A role for p38 MAPK in the regulation of ciliary motion in a eukaryote
BMC Cell Biology 2011, 12:6 (26 January 2011)
Chromoblastomycosis after a leech bite complicated by myiasis: a case report
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:14 (12 January 2011)
Description of Hymenolepis microstoma (Nottingham strain): a classical tapeworm model for research in the genomic era
Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:123 (31 December 2010)
The genome of the classical model tapeworm Hymenolepis microstoma has been recently characterised via the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Here we describe the specific laboratory strain from which the genome data are based, review of its biology and briefly discuss contemporary model systems at the dawn of a genomic era in cestodology.
Image: SEM of gravid segments of H. microstoma showing a central, sperm-filled seminal receptacle surrounded by thin-shelled eggs.
Gene transfer: anything goes in plant mitochondria
BMC Biology 2010, 8:147 (22 December 2010)
Following recent detailed studies – including one in BMC Biology – of horizontal gene transfer in plant mitochondria, Archibald and Richards discuss how gene transfer and gene conversion combine to cause trouble for phylogeneticists, and the meticulous work that will be needed to unravel these sorts of evolutionary histories.
Low endemism, continued deep-shallow interchanges, and evidence for cosmopolitan distributions in free-living marine nematodes (order Enoplida)
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:389 (18 December 2010)
Traditional herbal medicine in Far-west Nepal: a pharmacological appraisal
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010, 6:35 (13 December 2010)
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.
Moving towards a complete molecular framework of the Nematoda: a focus on the Enoplida and early-branching clades
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:353 (12 November 2010)
Are substitution rates and RNA editing correlated?
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:349 (11 November 2010)
Plasmodium ovale sp. and Plasmodium malariae in Africa: difficult items of business on the malaria eradication agenda
Malaria Journal 2010, 9(Suppl 2):I10 (20 October 2010)
The phylogenetic position of Acoela as revealed by the complete mitochondrial genome of Symsagittifera roscoffensis
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:309 (13 October 2010)
Evolutionary history of mammalian sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura)
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:292 (22 September 2010)
Towards the simplification of MHC typing protocols: targeting classical MHC class II genes in a passerine, the pied flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
BMC Research Notes 2010, 3:236 (5 September 2010)
Investigating portable fluorescent microscopy (CyScope ®) as an alternative rapid diagnostic test for malaria in children and women of child-bearing age
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:245 (27 August 2010)
The main point of interest and novelty of the article is the diagnostic accuracy of Cyscope versus light microscopy, pointing advantages and disadvantages of this low-cost fluorescence technology compared to traditional methods.
Intron-loss evolution of hatching enzyme genes in Teleostei
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:260 (27 August 2010)