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Mutation processes differ between types of point mutation, genomic locations, cells, and biological species. For some point mutations, specific neighbouring bases are known to be mechanistically influential. Beyond these cases, numerous questions remain unresolved...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2236v3
26 downloads
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In some insects, males produce costly ejaculates that reduce the typical sexual imbalance in potential reproductive rates thus influencing the mode and intensity of sexual selection. In Lepidoptera, in particular, males tend to invest heavily in mate searching,...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2598v1
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Traditional static publication formats make visualization, exploration and sharing of massive phylogenetic trees difficult. Web-based technologies, such as the Data Driven Document (D3) JavaScript library, exist to overcome such challenges by allowing interactive...

["Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2579v1
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From early 2012, a novel clone of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium (assigned the multi locus sequence type ST796) was simultaneously isolated from geographically separate hospitals in south eastern Australia and New Zealand. Here we describe the complete...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2562v1
79 downloads
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The evolutionarily conserved Mediator complex is a critical player in regulating transcription. Comprised of approximately two dozen proteins, Mediator integrates diverse regulatory signals through direct protein-protein interactions that, in turn, modulate the...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2530v2
28 downloads
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The study of condition dependence in animal colour has undergone important changes in recent years. In particular, the focus on carotenoid-based colour traits is a thing of the past and a broader, comparative approach is becoming more common. Here, we refine a...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2556v1
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Late Cretaceous deposits of the North American Western Interior represent the best, if not only, opportunity to construct a high-resolution chronostratigraphic framework within which to conduct continental-scale geological and paleontological analyses. This is...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2554v1
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Pachycormids occupy a key position within Actinopterygii, as part of the Holostei- Teleostei Transition, although their precise position in this hierarchy has been fought over for some years. Discoveries in the last three years have expanded our global knowledge...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2550v1
78 downloads
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Background. Australian scorpions have received far less attention from researchers than their overseas counterparts. Here we provide the first insight into the molecular variation and evolutionary history of the endemic Australian scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi....

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2541v1
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We present a new supertree method that enables rapid estimation of a summary tree on the scale of millions of leaves. This supertree method summarizes a collection of input phylogenies and an input taxonomy. We introduce formal goals and criteria for such a supertree...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2538v1
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Aggressive interactions among closely related species are common. These can play an important role as a selective pressure shaping species, traits and assemblages. The nature of this selective pressure depends on whether the outcomes of aggressive contests are...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2488v1
126 downloads
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Biomineralization is the process by which living organisms construct hard skeletons creating complex structures that range from specialized tissues such as bone or teeth to ecosystems such as coral reefs. Biominerals are composed of both inorganic minerals and...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1983v2
105 downloads
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Wild tomatoes are a valuable source of disease resistance germplasm for tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) breeders. Many species are known to possess a certain degree of resistance against certain pathogens, however evolution of resistance traits is yet poorly understood....

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2468v1
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Genomic heterogeneity of bacterial species is observed and studied in experimental evolution experiments, clinical diagnostics and occurs as micro-diversity of natural habitats. The challenge for genome research is to accurately capture this heterogeneity with...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2449v1
1,167 downloads
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Barosaurus is a diplodocid sauropod from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of the western United States, and is known for its very long neck. It is closely related to the sympatric Diplodocus, and often thought of as more or less identical except with a longer...

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.67v2
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