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The relative rates of nucleotide substitution at synonymous and nonsynonymous sites within protein-coding regions have been widely used to infer the action of natural selection from comparative sequence data. It is known, however, that mutational and repair biases can affect rates of evolution at both synonymous and nonsynonymous sites. More importantly, it… (More)
A recent analysis of protein sequences from diverse organisms has estimated that all extant species share a common ancestor that lived only 2 billion years ago; but how can this be squared with the fossil evidence that complex cells existed up to 3.5 billion years ago?
Linking environmental, socioeconomic and health datasets provides new insights into the potential associations between climate change and human health and wellbeing, and underpins the development of decision support tools that will promote resilience to climate change, and thus enable more effective adaptation. This paper outlines the challenges and… (More)
A whole-genome sequencing technique developed to identify fast neutron-induced deletion mutations revealed that iap1-1 is a new allele of EDS5 (eds5-5). RPS2-AvrRpt2-initiated effector-triggered immunity (ETI) was compromised in iap1-1/eds5-5 with respect to in planta bacterial levels and the hypersensitive response, while intra- and intercellular free… (More)
Introduction The Data Analysis Working Group (DAWG) of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) held a 2 ½ day workshop hosted by the Museum Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) in Paris on 6-8 July 2006 (see Appendix 1: Call for Participation). Thirty-eight participants from 10 countries attended (see Appendix 2: List of Participants), the majority… (More)
CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology advise that the information contained in this publication comprises general statements based on scientific research. The reader is advised and needs to be aware that such information may be incomplete or unable to be used in any specific situation. No reliance or actions must therefore be made on that information without… (More)