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Building the Tree of Life (ToL) is a major challenge of modern biology, requiring advances in cyberinfrastructure, data collection, theory, and more. Here, we argue that phylogenomics stands to benefit by embracing the many heterogeneous genomic signals emerging...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6399
2 citations
282 downloads
1,931 views

The recognition of the group Archaea as a major branch of the tree of life (ToL) prompted a new view of the evolution of biodiversity. The genomic representation of archaeal biodiversity has since significantly increased. In addition, advances in phylogenetic modeling...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5770
7 citations
660 downloads
3,486 views

The 16S rRNA gene has been used as master key for studying prokaryotic diversity in almost every environment. Despite the claim of several researchers to have the best universal primers, the reality is that no primer has been demonstrated to be truly universal....

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3036
546 citations
2,434 downloads
14,000 views

Background VSEARCH is an open source and free of charge multithreaded 64-bit tool for processing and preparing metagenomics, genomics and population genomics nucleotide sequence data. It is designed as an alternative to the widely used USEARCH tool (Edgar, 2010)...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2584
7 citations
782 downloads
3,589 views

Cervid phylogenetics has been puzzling researchers for over 150 years. In recent decades, molecular systematics has provided new input for both the support and revision of the previous results from comparative anatomy but has led to only partial consensus. Despite...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2307
9 citations
341 downloads
2,535 views

Background. Applying quantitative morphological approaches in systematics research is a promising way to discover cryptic biological diversity. Information obtained through twenty-first century science poses new challenges to taxonomy by offering the possibility...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Entomology","Taxonomy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1796
9 citations
874 downloads
3,285 views

Background. Anchors are one of the important attachment appendages for monogenean parasites. Common descent and evolutionary processes have left their mark on anchor morphometry, in the form of patterns of shape and size variation useful for systematic and evolutionary...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1668
51 citations
2,567 downloads
16,494 views

The role of the human microbiome in schizophrenia remains largely unexplored. The microbiome has been shown to alter brain development and modulate behavior and cognition in animals through gut-brain connections, and research in humans suggests that it may be a...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1140
4 citations
744 downloads
3,549 views

Background. Mexico has the world’s fifth largest population of amphibians and the second country with the highest quantity of threatened amphibian species. About 10% of Mexican amphibians lack enough data to be assigned to a risk category by the IUCN, so in this...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.703
1 citation
484 downloads
1,931 views

The impetus for this work was the need to analyse nucleotide diversity in a viral mix taken from honeybees. The paper has two findings. First, a method for correction of next generation sequencing error in the distribution of nucleotides at a site is developed....

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.645
22 citations
471 downloads
3,034 views

Recent upperward migration of plants and animals along altitudinal gradients and poleward movement of animal range boundaries have been confirmed by many studies. This phenomenon is considered to be part of the fingerprint of recent climate change on the biosphere....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Computational Biology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.77

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