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Fruit bats as reservoirs of Ebola virus
Evidence of asymptomatic infection by Ebola virus is found in three species of fruit bat, indicating that these animals may be acting as a reservoir for this deadly virus.
Pattern and timing of diversification of Cetartiodactyla (Mammalia, Laurasiatheria), as revealed by a comprehensive analysis of mitochondrial genomes.
Mitochondrial and nuclear phylogenies of Cervidae (Mammalia, Ruminantia): Systematics, morphology, and biogeography.
Evidence for multiple reversals of asymmetric mutational constraints during the evolution of the mitochondrial genome of metazoa, and consequences for phylogenetic inferences.
This work proposes a new method for limiting this specific problem in tree reconstruction under the Bayesian approach and suggests that Chelicerata, Crustacea, Myriapoda, Pancrustacea, and Paradoxopoda are monophyletic.
The tribal radiation of the family Bovidae (Artiodactyla) and the evolution of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene.
The nucleotide sequence of the complete mitochondrial cytochrome b gene has been determined and compared for 51 species of the family Bovidae and 10 potential pecoran and tragulid outgroups and depicts a major split within Bovids.
Phylogeny of Arthropoda inferred from mitochondrial sequences: strategies for limiting the misleading effects of multiple changes in pattern and rates of substitution.
- A. Hassanin
- BiologyMolecular phylogenetics and evolution
Molecular and morphological phylogenies of ruminantia and the alternative position of the moschidae.
A Bayesian relaxed molecular clock approach based on the continuous autocorrelation of evolutionary rates along branches was applied to estimate the divergence ages between the major clades of ruminants, confirming the traditional view that separates Tragulina and Pecora.
Bats host major mammalian paramyxoviruses
Major discoveries include evidence of an origin of Hendra- and Nipah virus in Africa, identification of a bat virus conspecific with the human mumps virus, detection of close relatives of respiratory syncytial virus, mouse pneumonia- and canine distemper virus in bats, as well as direct evidence of Sendai virus in rodents.
Evolution of the Mitochondrial Genome in Mammals Living at High Altitude: New Insights from a Study of the Tribe Caprini (Bovidae, Antilopinae)
The analyses of base composition at third-codon positions of protein-coding genes revealed that Caprini have the highest percentage of A nucleotide and the lowest percentage of G nucleotide, a pattern which suggests increased rates of cytosine deamination on the H strand of mtDNA.