Complete mitochondrial genomes of Taenia multiceps, T. hydatigena and T. pisiformis: additional molecular markers for a tapeworm genus of human and animal health significance
BMC Genomics 2010, 11:447 (22 July 2010)
The evolution of antennal courtship in diplazontine parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Diplazontinae)
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:218 (20 July 2010)
The evolution of antennal courtship in parasitoid wasps has been reconstructed by investigating the antennal curling behaviour of dead specimens against a phylogeny, revealing that courtship characters evolved slowly and antennal courtship, once lost, is never reacquired.
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 phylogeography of Indoplanorbis exustus (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) in Asia
Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:57 (5 July 2010)
Partial cox1 and rrnL mitochondrial gene sequences indicated a late Pliocene radiation of Indoplanorbis exustus out of India into Southeast Asia, and that Southeast Asian and Sundaic populations may be a species distinct from Indian I. exustus. Indoplanorbis is an important snail intermediate host of species of Schistosoma infecting cattle and is involved in cercarial dermatitis in humans. Image: Indoplanorbis exustus from Thailand.
Mastacembelid eels support Lake Tanganyika as an evolutionary hotspot of diversification
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:188 (19 June 2010)
Reassessing the temporal evolution of orchids with new fossils and a Bayesian relaxed clock, with implications for the diversification of the rare South American genus Hoffmannseggella (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae)
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:177 (14 June 2010)
Phylogenetics and biogeography of a spectacular Old World radiation of butterflies: the subtribe Mycalesina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrini)
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:172 (10 June 2010)
Moving polewards in winter: a recent change in the migratory strategy of a pelagic seabird?
Frontiers in Zoology 2010, 7:15 (19 May 2010)
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.
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.
Large-scale transcriptome data reveals transcriptional activity of fission yeast LTR retrotransposons
BMC Genomics 2010, 11:167 (12 March 2010)
Evolutionary history of anglerfishes (Teleostei: Lophiiformes): a mitogenomic perspective
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:58 (23 February 2010)
Performance of circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) urine-dipsticks for rapid detection of intestinal schistosomiasis in schoolchildren from shoreline communities of Lake Victoria
Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:7 (5 February 2010)
The performance of urine-CCA dipsticks was assessed directly against traditional parasitological detection of intestinal schistosomiasis to highlight that dipsticks are a suitable alternative for disease mapping and surveillance. Image: Visual cross-checking results of CCA-dipsticks.
Ancient origin of a Western Mediterranean radiation of subterranean beetles
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:29 (28 January 2010)
Western Mediterranean Leptodirini originated in the Early–Mid Oligocene and adapted to living in caves in the main areas where they are found today by the Late Oligocene, while diversification has occurred since the Early Miocene.
Biogeography and evolution of the Carassius auratus-complex in East Asia
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:7 (12 January 2010)
Snake mitochondrial genomes: phylogenetic relationships and implications of extended taxon sampling for interpretations of mitogenomic evolution
BMC Genomics 2010, 11:14 (7 January 2010)
Phylogenetic footprinting of non-coding RNA: hammerhead ribozyme sequences in a satellite DNA family of Dolichopoda cave crickets (Orthoptera, Rhaphidophoridae)
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:3 (4 January 2010)
Molecular evolution of the pDo500 satellite DNA family in Dolichopoda cave crickets (Rhaphidophoridae)
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:301 (28 December 2009)
Phylogenetic analysis and temporal diversification of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) based on nuclear genes and morphology
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:298 (22 December 2009)
Characterisation of carbon nanotubes in the context of toxicity studies
Environmental Health 2009, 8(Suppl 1):S3 (21 December 2009)
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.
A comparison of urinary tract pathology and morbidity in adult populations from endemic and non-endemic zones for urinary schistosomiasis on Unguja Island, Zanzibar
BMC Infectious Diseases 2009, 9:189 (29 November 2009)
Scratchpads: a data-publishing framework to build, share and manage information on the diversity of life
BMC Bioinformatics 2009, 10(Suppl 14):S6 (10 November 2009)
Scratchpads, a new social networking tool for natural history researchers and enthusiasts, links information from disparate sources, encourages data sharing, and promotes the ultimate goal of describing and synthesising all facets of the diversity of life.
Isolation and preservation of schistosome eggs and larvae in RNA later ® facilitates genetic profiling of individuals
Parasites & Vectors 2009, 2:50 (23 October 2009)
A reliable and practical protocol for the RNAlater preservation of individual schistosome larvae and eggs collected from natural hosts in low resource endemic areas, facilitating multi-locus genetic analysis of each individual. Image: Schistosoma mansoni cercaria (courtesy of Dr Aiden Emery, the Natural History Museum, London).
Population genetics of the understory fishtail palm Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti in Belize: high genetic connectivity with local differentiation
BMC Genetics 2009, 10:65 (9 October 2009)