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Gravitational Waves and Gamma-Rays from a Binary Neutron Star Merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A
On 2017 August 17, the gravitational-wave event GW170817 was observed by the Advanced LIGO and Virgo detectors, and the gamma-ray burst (GRB) GRB 170817A was observed independently by the FermiExpand
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A comparative analysis of clinging ability among pad‐bearing lizards
We examined clinging ability, subdigital pad area and body mass in 14 pad-bearing lizard species from three families to test three predictions: (1) clinging ability and pad area should be tightlyExpand
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The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them.Expand
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Molecular systematics of primary reptilian lineages and the tuatara mitochondrial genome.
We provide phylogenetic analyses for primary Reptilia lineages including, for the first time, Sphenodon punctatus (tuatara) using data from whole mitochondrial genomes. Our analyses firmly support aExpand
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C-mos, a nuclear marker useful for squamate phylogenetic analysis.
Phylogenetic reconstruction in molecular systematics has largely been achieved using mitochondrial gene sequences and less frequently sequences of nuclear ribosomal RNA genes. At present few otherExpand
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Comparative mitochondrial genomics of snakes: extraordinary substitution rate dynamics and functionality of the duplicate control region
BackgroundThe mitochondrial genomes of snakes are characterized by an overall evolutionary rate that appears to be one of the most accelerated among vertebrates. They also possess other unusualExpand
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Ecological Guild Evolution and the Discovery of the World's Smallest Vertebrate
Living vertebrates vary drastically in body size, yet few taxa reach the extremely minute size of some frogs and teleost fish. Here we describe two new species of diminutive terrestrial frogs fromExpand
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Sauria SINEs: Novel Short Interspersed Retroposable Elements That Are Widespread in Reptile Genomes
SINEs are short interspersed retrotransposable elements that invade new genomic sites. Their retrotransposition depends on reverse transcriptase and endonuclease activities encoded by partner LINEsExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of the scincid lizards of New Caledonia and adjacent areas: evidence for a single origin of the endemic skinks of Tasmantis.
We use approximately 1900bp of mitochondrial (ND2) and nuclear (c-mos and Rag-1) DNA sequence data to recover phylogenetic relationships among 58 species and 26 genera of Eugongylus group scincidExpand
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Molecular Phylogeny and Historical Biogeography of Pacific Island Boas (Candoia)
Abstract The enigmatic biogeography of Pacific island boas of the genus Candoia is examined using DNA sequence variation from a portion of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene. Estimates of theExpand
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