Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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We surveyed the taxa, ecosystems, and localities of the Devonian fishes of Michigan to provide a framework for renewed study, to learn about the diversity and number of these fishes, and to investigate their connection to other North American faunas. Nineteen genera...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5636
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Torreya grandis (Taxaceae) is an ancient conifer species endemic to southeast China. Because of its nutrient-rich and delicious seeds, this species has been utilized for centuries by the Chinese. However, transcriptome data and transcriptome-derived microsatellite...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5606
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A phylogenetic taxonomy of species in the Cyrtodactylus peguensis group from the Ayeyarwady Basin of Myanmar is constructed based on color pattern, morphology, and molecular systematic analyses using the mitochondrial gene NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2. Newly collected...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5575
27 downloads
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Animal mitochondria are usually inherited through the maternal lineage. The exceptional system allowing fathers to transmit their mitochondria to the offspring exists in some bivalves. Its taxonomic spread is poorly understood and new mitogenomic data are needed...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5593
58 downloads
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Background The unique and complex paleoclimatic and paleogeographic events which affected the Mediterranean Sea since late Miocene deeply influenced the distribution and evolution of marine organisms and shaped their genetic structure. Following the Messinian salinity...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5560
56 downloads
349 views

Bioluminescent copepods are often the most abundant marine zooplankton and play critical roles in oceanic food webs. Metridia copepods exhibit particularly bright bioluminescence, and the molecular basis of their light production has just recently begun to be explored....

["Biochemistry","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5506
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Background A few odontocetes (echolocating toothed cetaceans) have been able to independently colonize freshwater ecosystems. Although some extant species of delphinids (true dolphins) and phocoenids (porpoises) at least occasionally migrate upstream of large river...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5556
226 downloads
388 views

Many neotropical species have a complex history of diversification as a result of the influence of geographical, ecological, climatic, and geological factors that determine the distribution of populations within a lineage. Phylogeography identifies such populations,...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5496
41 downloads
184 views

Freshwater bivalves from the family Unionidae usually have two very divergent mitogenomes, inherited according to the doubly uniparental model. The early divergence of these two mitogenomic lineages gives a unique opportunity to use two mitogenomic data sets in...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5573
162 downloads
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The Winton Formation is increasingly recognised as an important source of information about the Cretaceous of Australia, and, more broadly, the palaeobiogeographic history of eastern Gondwana. With more precise dating and stratigraphic controls starting to provide...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5513
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Molt summary tables reveal the sequence and mode of flight-feather replacement and how these feathers are divided into independent replacement series. Tables for summarizing molt are relatively new, and the rules for generating them were first formally illustrated...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5499
133 downloads
886 views

Wolbachia is the most widespread endosymbiont, infecting >20% of arthropod species, and capable of drastically manipulating the host’s reproductive mechanisms. Conventionally, diagnosis has relied on PCR amplification; however, PCR is not always a reliable diagnostic...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5486
62 downloads
453 views

Adenoviruses (AdVs) infect a wide range of hosts, and they have undergone recent and ancient host transfers multiple times. In reptiles, AdVs have been found in many captive individuals, and have been implicated in morbidity and mortality in several species. Yet...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5521
105 downloads
771 views

Background Multiple studies have demonstrated that partitioning of molecular datasets is important in model-based phylogenetic analyses. Commonly, partitioning is done a priori based on some known properties of sequence evolution, e.g. differences in rate of evolution...

["Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5498
90 downloads
759 views

Bird pollination is relatively common in the tropics, and especially in the Americas. In the predominantly Neotropical tribe Myrteae (Myrtaceae), species of two genera, Acca and Myrrhinium, offer fleshy, sugary petals to the consumption of birds that otherwise...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5426

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