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The Role of bZIP Transcription Factors in Green Plant Evolution: Adaptive Features Emerging from Four Founder Genes
Background Transcription factors of the basic leucine zipper (bZIP) family control important processes in all eukaryotes. In plants, bZIPs are regulators of many central developmental andExpand
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Evolution of the B3 DNA Binding Superfamily: New Insights into REM Family Gene Diversification
Background The B3 DNA binding domain includes five families: auxin response factor (ARF), abscisic acid-insensitive3 (ABI3), high level expression of sugar inducible (HSI), related to ABI3/VP1 (RAV)Expand
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On the origin of HIV-1 subtype C in South America
Objective:Our aim was to investigate the monophyletic status of the HIV-1C that circulates in South America and its phylogenetic relationships with other HIV-1C populations around the world in orderExpand
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Epidemiologic and Evolutionary Trends of HIV-1 CRF31_BC-Related Strains in Southern Brazil
Background:To evaluate the impact of HIV-1 CRF31_BC in the southern Brazilian HIV epidemic. Methods:Blood plasma from 284 patients was collected from July 2002 to January 2003 at 2 reference HIV/AIDSExpand
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Functional Copies of the Mst77F Gene on the Y Chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster
The Y chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster has <20 protein-coding genes. These genes originated from the duplication of autosomal genes and have male-related functions. In 1993, Russell and KaiserExpand
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Sigmodontine rodents diversified in South America prior to the complete rise of the Panamanian Isthmus
The extant distribution of sigmodontine rodents encompasses most of the New World, and the majority of the species in this subfamily inhabit South America. Nevertheless, the basal lineages of theExpand
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Phylogenetic Status and Timescale for the Diversification of Steno and Sotalia Dolphins
Molecular data have provided many insights into cetacean evolution but some unsettled issues still remain. We estimated the topology and timing of cetacean evolutionary relationships using BayesianExpand
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Diversification of the Genus Anopheles and a Neotropical Clade from the Late Cretaceous
The Anopheles genus is a member of the Culicidae family and consists of approximately 460 recognized species. The genus is composed of 7 subgenera with diverse geographical distributions. Despite itsExpand
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CCR5 chemokine receptor gene evolution in New World monkeys (Platyrrhini, Primates): implication on resistance to lentiviruses.
The CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) gene of primates encodes a transmembrane protein involved in cellular signaling of some cell types of the immune system. Numerous studies have shown that thisExpand
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Boronated tartrolon antibiotic produced by symbiotic cellulose-degrading bacteria in shipworm gills
Shipworms are marine wood-boring bivalve mollusks (family Teredinidae) that harbor a community of closely related Gammaproteobacteria as intracellular endosymbionts in their gills. These symbiontsExpand
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