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The Late Miocene Radiation of Modern Felidae: A Genetic Assessment
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The phylogenetic performance of distinct gene classes showed that Y-chromosome segments are appreciably more informative than mitochondrial DNA, X-linked, or autosomal genes in resolving the rapid Felidae species radiation. Expand
Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation
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This work explored bird macroevolution using full genomes from 48 avian species representing all major extant clades to reveal that pan-avian genomic diversity covaries with adaptations to different lifestyles and convergent evolution of traits. Expand
The adaptive evolution of the mammalian mitochondrial genome
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This study provides insight into the adaptive evolution of the mtDNA genome in mammals and its implications for the molecular mechanism of oxidative phosphorylation, and presents a framework for future experimental characterization of the impact of specific mutations in the function, physiology, and interactions of themtDNA encoded proteins involved in oxidativeosphorylation. Expand
Initial sequence and comparative analysis of the cat genome.
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The genome sequence of an inbred Abyssinian domestic cat was assembled, mapped, and annotated with a comparative approach that involved cross-reference to annotated genome assemblies of six mammals, shedding new light on the tempo and mode of gene/genome evolution in mammals and promising several research applications for the cat. Expand
The Evolutionary Dynamics of the Lion Panthera leo Revealed by Host and Viral Population Genomics
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Lion and FIVPle variation affirms that the large, well-studied lion population occupying the greater Serengeti Ecosystem is derived from three distinct populations that admixed recently. Expand
Sea Anemone (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Actiniaria) Toxins: An Overview
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The phylogentic relationships of sea anemone toxins are assessed, characterized such toxins, the genes encoding them and the toxins three-dimensional structures are characterized, further providing a state-of-the-art description of the procedures involved in the isolation and purification of bioactive toxins. Expand
The phosphoprotein phosphatase family of Ser/Thr phosphatases as principal targets of naturally occurring toxins
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The interaction of the toxins with the enzymes is evaluated in atomic detail to obtain insight on two complementary aspects: which specific structural differences within the similarly folded catalytic core of the PPP enzymes explain their diverse sensitivities to toxin inhibition and which structural features presented by the various toxins account for the differential inhibitory potency towards each PPP. Expand
Evolution of separate predation- and defence-evoked venoms in carnivorous cone snails
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It is proposed that defensive toxins, originally evolved in ancestral worm-hunting cone snails to protect against cephalopod and fish predation, have been repurposed in predatory venoms to facilitate diversification to fish and mollusk diets. Expand
First report on the occurrence of microcystins in planktonic cyanobacteria from Central Mexico.
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This is the first report on the MC profiles and concentrations in blooms collected in Mexico and revealed the occurrence of MC-LR in all the sites analyzed by MALDI-TOF, and MC-FR, MC-RR andMC-H(4)YR in two sites. Expand
Sympatric Asian felid phylogeography reveals a major Indochinese–Sundaic divergence
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Results illuminate unexpected, deep vicariance events in Southeast Asian felids and provide compelling evidence of species‐level distinction between the Indochinese and Sundaic populations in the leopard cat and marbled cat. Expand
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