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Patagonia, a cul-de-sac for the continental dispersal of Homo sapiens into the Americas, has been extensively analyzed by archaeologists and bioanthropologists. Despite its deep and rich archaeological record, the genetic make up of its pre-contact inhabitants...

["Anthropology","Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3098v1
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The Class Bivalvia is a highly successful and ancient group including 20,000+ known species. They represent a good model for studying adaptation (anoxia/hypoxia, salinity, temperature, ...), and they are useful bioindicators for monitoring the concentration of...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3096v1
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The outstanding biodiversity found in the American tropics (the Neotropics) has attracted the attention of naturalists for centuries. Despite major advances in the generation of biodiversity data, many questions remain to be answered. In this review, we first summarize...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3074v1
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Introduction: Increasingly, the emergence and evolution of our species is being tied to genetic exchange between divergent lineages within ~1Ma (e.g., Neanderthals, Denisovans). However, little is known about genetic exchange during earlier (pre-1Ma) human evolution...

["Anthropology","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3071v1
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The question: human evolution- gradual process or a rapid discontinuous change? Whether human origin was a gradual process or a result of rapid change has been a focus of intense debate. Of particular interest is the climate change ~2.9-2.5 Ma, thought to have...

["Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3067v2
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Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) is the most carcinogenic HPV, causing >50% of cervical cancers. Its unique oncogenicity is unsolved, e.g., the second most carcinogenic type (HPV18, causing ~16% of cancers) is relatively distantly related to HPV16. Mirabello...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Infectious Diseases","Oncology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3070v1
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Symbiotic interactions between insects and bacteria are ubiquitous and form a continuum from loose facultative symbiosis to greatly intimate and stable obligate symbiosis. In blood-sucking insects living exclusively on vertebrate blood, obligate endosymbionts are...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3057v1
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Highly conserved DNA (where selection has most consistently punished variation) is comprised of elements of life’s code where mutations pose an especially highly risk. Thus, any difference between homologous chromosomes in these regions can warn of a potentially...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3054v2
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Recent years have witnessed the discovery of protein–coding genes which appear to have evolved de novo from previously non-coding sequences. This has changed the long-standing view that coding sequences can only evolve from other coding sequences. However, there...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3031v2
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Cancer development as an ecological and evolutionary process is poorly understood, which includes early cancer evolution, malignancy and metastasis. It was hypothesised that the tumour microenvironment (TME) plays a critical role in this process. Unfortunately,...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3052v1
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While theory offers clear predictions for when recombination will evolve in changing environments, it is unclear what natural scenarios can generate the necessary conditions. The Red Queen hypothesis provides one such scenario in natural populations, but it requires...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3047v1
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Potamopyrgus antipodarum, a New Zealand freshwater snail, is a powerful system to study the maintenance of sexual reproduction. Obligate asexual P. antipodarum (herein, Pa) lineages include both triploids and tetraploids that are products of multiple separate transitions...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3046v1
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Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (aaRS) are enzymes that catalyze the ligation of tRNAs to their cognate amino acids. There are aaRSs specific to each of the 20 standard amino acids. These enzymes are divided into two classes, class I and class II, which are unrelated...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3045v1
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Hermaphroditic plants experience inbreeding through both self-fertilization and bi-parental inbreeding. Therefore, many plant species have evolved either heteromorphic (morphology-based) or homomorphic (molecular-based) self-incompatibility (SI) systems. These...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3042v1
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