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Building the Tree of Life (ToL) is a major challenge of modern biology, requiring major 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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26449v2
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The largest published phylogenetic analysis of early limbed vertebrates (Ruta M, Coates MI. 2007. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 5:69–122) recovered e.g. Seymouriamorpha, Diadectomorpha and (in some trees) Caudata as paraphyletic and found the “temnospondyl...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1596v3
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Dopamine receptors are integral membrane proteins whose endogenous ligand is dopamine. They play a fundamental role in the central nervous system and dysfunction of dopaminergic neurotransmission is responsible for the generation of a variety of neuropsychiatric...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.4043v1
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Carnivorous plants are striking examples of evolutionary convergence, displaying complex and often highly similar adaptations despite lack of shared ancestry. Using available carnivorous plant genomes along with non-carnivorous reference taxa, this study examines...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3525v1
1,442 downloads
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The use of linear mixed effects models (LMMs) is increasingly common in the analysis of biological data. Whilst LMMs offer a flexible approach to modelling a broad range of data types, ecological data are often complex and require complex model structures, and...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3113v2
37 downloads
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Background. A fundamental problem in the biogeography of climate change is to understand and predict how environmental factors determine whether organisms will alter their seasonal activities, home ranges, migratory patterns, abundances, and interspecific interactions....

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3517v1
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Background. Despite great progress in studies on Wolbachia infection in insects, the knowledge about its relations with beetle species, populations and individuals, and the effects of bacteria on these hosts is still unsatisfactory. In this review we summarize...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3412v2
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The native ranges and invasion histories of many marine species remain elusive due to a dynamic dispersal process via marine vessels. Molecular markers can aid in identification of native ranges and elucidation of the introduction and establishment process. The...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3497v1
55 downloads
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The cold-climate hypothesis is the main and most supported explanation of the evolution of viviparity among reptiles. This hypothesis sustains that viviparity arose as a means to save eggs from an increased mortality in nests linked with low temperatures. In this...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3493v1
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Despite recent efforts that have produced data sets with hundreds and thousands of gene regions to resolve regions of the tree of life, recalcitrant nodes persist and disagreement among genes as well as disagreement between individual gene trees and species trees...

["Evolutionary Studies","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3489v1
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Background: The ancestral dinoflagellate most likely established a peridinin-containing plastid, which have been inherited to the extant photosynthetic descendants. However, kareniacean dinoflagellates and Lepidodinium species were known to bear “non-canonical”...

["Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3488v1
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The mitochondrial genome of moss Mielichhoferia elongata has been sequenced and assembled with Spades genome assembler. It consists of 100,342 base pairs and has practically the same gene set and its order as in other known bryophyte chondriomes. The genome contains...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3465v1
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Ornithogalum mosaic virus (OrMV) has a wide host range and affects the production of a variety of ornamentals. In this study, the coat protein (CP) gene of OrMVwas used to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of this virus. The 36 OrMV...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Virology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3463v1
139 downloads
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Horizontal gene transfer has had major impacts on the biology of a wide range of organisms from antibiotic resistance in bacteria to adaptations to herbivory in arthropods. A growing body of literature shows that horizontal gene transfer (HGT) between non-animals...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3462v1
37 downloads
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Housekeeping genes are ubiquitously expressed and maintain basic cellular function across tissue/cell types conditions. The present study aimed to develop a set of pig housekeeping genes and compare characteristics of structure, evolution and function of housekeeping...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3450v1
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