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There are a lot of algorithms and programs for reconstruction of phylogeny of a set of proteins basing on multiple sequence alignment. Many programs allow users to choose a number of parameters, for example, a model for maximum likelihood programs. Different programs...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2628v1
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The "Tracheophyte Phylogeny Poster – Vascular Plants: Systematics and Characteristics" is an educational tool presenting an overview of the evolutionary relationships among vascular plants as of 2016. The phylogenetic tree depicts orders and families (incl. genera...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2614v1
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Sexual selection favors traits that increase mating and, thus, reproductive success. Some scholars have suggested that intrasexual selection driven by contest competition has shaped human male aggression. If this is the case, one testable hypothesis is that beliefs...

["Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1802v2
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The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry (CLDQ) is the densest deposit of Jurassic theropod dinosaurs discovered to date. Unlike typical Jurassic bone deposits, it is dominated by the presence of Allosaurus fragilis. Since excavation began in the 1920’s numerous hypotheses...

["Ecosystem Science","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2600v1
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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
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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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The patella is a sesamoid bone located in the major extensor tendon of the knee joint, in the hindlimb of many tetrapods. Although numerous aspects of knee morphology are ancient and conserved among most tetrapods, the evolutionary occurrence of the patella is...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2594v1
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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
45 downloads
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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
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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
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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
193 downloads
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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
40 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
25 downloads
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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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