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An adaptive evolutionary shift in Fusarium head blight pathogen populations is driving the rapid spread of more toxigenic Fusarium graminearum in North America.
Analysis of Fusarium head blight (FHB) pathogen diversity revealed that 3ADON producing Fusarium graminearum are prevalent in North America and identified significant population structure associatedExpand
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Concerted and birth-and-death evolution of multigene families.
  • M. Nei, A. Rooney
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of genetics
  • 14 November 2005
Until around 1990, most multigene families were thought to be subject to concerted evolution, in which all member genes of a family evolve as a unit in concert. However, phylogenetic analysis of MHCExpand
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Proposed minimal standards for the use of genome data for the taxonomy of prokaryotes.
Advancement of DNA sequencing technology allows the routine use of genome sequences in the various fields of microbiology. The information held in genome sequences proved to provide objective andExpand
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Evolution of moth sex pheromones via ancestral genes
Mate finding in most moth species involves long-distance signaling via female-emitted sex pheromones. There is a great diversity of pheromone structures used throughout the Lepidoptera, even amongExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships among cetartiodactyls based on insertions of short and long interpersed elements: hippopotamuses are the closest extant relatives of whales.
Insertion analysis of short and long interspersed elements is a powerful method for phylogenetic inference. In a previous study of short interspersed element data, it was found that cetaceans,Expand
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Identifying the fundamental units of bacterial diversity: A paradigm shift to incorporate ecology into bacterial systematics
The central questions of bacterial ecology and evolution require a method to consistently demarcate, from the vast and diverse set of bacterial cells within a natural community, the groups playingExpand
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Inferring species trees from gene trees: a phylogenetic analysis of the Elapidae (Serpentes) based on the amino acid sequences of venom proteins.
Toward the goal of recovering the phylogenetic relationships among elapid snakes, we separately found the shortest trees from the amino acid sequences for the venom proteins phospholipase A2 and theExpand
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Phylogenetic analyses of RPB1 and RPB2 support a middle Cretaceous origin for a clade comprising all agriculturally and medically important fusaria.
Fusarium (Hypocreales, Nectriaceae) is one of the most economically important and systematically challenging groups of mycotoxigenic phytopathogens and emergent human pathogens. We conducted maximumExpand
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Ecology of Speciation in the Genus Bacillus
ABSTRACT Microbial ecologists and systematists are challenged to discover the early ecological changes that drive the splitting of one bacterial population into two ecologically distinct populations.Expand
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Evolution of a large ribosomal RNA multigene family in filamentous fungi: birth and death of a concerted evolution paradigm.
  • A. Rooney, T. Ward
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 5 April 2005
In eukaryotes, the primary components of the ribosome are encoded by multicopy nuclear ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes: 28/26S, 18S, 5.8S, and 5S. Copies of these genes are typically localized withinExpand
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