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Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) as a bridge between ecology and evolutionary genomics
Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) present an unparalleled insect model to integrate evolutionary genomics with ecology for the study of insect evolution. Key features of Odonata include theirExpand
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A cure for the blues: opsin duplication and subfunctionalization for short-wavelength sensitivity in jewel beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
BackgroundArthropods have received much attention as a model for studying opsin evolution in invertebrates. Yet, relatively few studies have investigated the diversity of opsin proteins that underlieExpand
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Opsins have evolved under the permanent heterozygote model: insights from phylotranscriptomics of Odonata
Gene duplication plays a central role in adaptation to novel environments by providing new genetic material for functional divergence and evolution of biological complexity. Several evolutionaryExpand
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Reinventing the leaf: multiple origins of leaf-like wings in katydids (Orthoptera : Tettigoniidae)
Abstract. Insects have developed incredible means to avoid detection by predators. At least five insect orders have species that resemble leaves. Katydids (Orthoptera : Tettigoniidae) are the mostExpand
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Firefly genomes illuminate parallel origins of bioluminescence in beetles
Fireflies and their luminous courtships have inspired centuries of scientific study. Today firefly luciferase is widely used in biotechnology, but the evolutionary origin of bioluminescence withinExpand
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Evaluation of Different Reference Based Annotation Strategies Using RNA-Seq – A Case Study in Drososphila pseudoobscura
RNA-Seq is a powerful tool for the annotation of genomes, in particular for the identification of isoforms and UTRs. Nevertheless, several software tools exist and no standard strategy to obtain aExpand
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Overcoming the loss of blue sensitivity through opsin duplication in the largest animal group, beetles
Opsin proteins are fundamental components of animal vision whose structure largely determines the sensitivity of visual pigments to different wavelengths of light. Surprisingly little is known aboutExpand
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Intra-Specific Regulatory Variation in Drosophila pseudoobscura
It is generally accepted that gene regulation serves an important role in determining the phenotype. To shed light on the evolutionary forces operating on gene regulation, previous studies mainlyExpand
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Structure of plantaricin locus of Lactobacillus plantarum 8P-A3.
Lactobacillus plantarum 8P-A3 is a strain which is well known on the Russian pharmaceutical market and it is included in several probiotic products. The strain has been widely used since 1973 but theExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA polymorphism in invasive and native populations of Harmonia axyridis
The Asian ladybird beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), is one of the most invasive insects in the world. Originally introduced into the USA and Europe for the biologicalExpand
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