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The Role of bZIP Transcription Factors in Green Plant Evolution: Adaptive Features Emerging from Four Founder Genes
The data suggest that the ancestor of green plants possessed four bZIP genes functionally involved in oxidative stress and unfolded protein responses that are b ZIP-mediated processes in all eukaryotes, but also in light-dependent regulations.
Evolution of the B3 DNA Binding Superfamily: New Insights into REM Family Gene Diversification
Among the B3 families, ABI3, HSI, RAV and ARF are most structurally conserved, whereas the REM family has experienced a rapid divergence.
The evolution of South American endemic canids: a history of rapid diversification and morphological parallelism
It is estimated that the most recent common ancestor of South American canids lived around 4 Ma, whereas all other splits within the clade occurred after the rise of the Panamanian land bridge, and a concatenated morphological and molecular analysis put some extinct canid species well within the South American radiation.
On the time scale of New World primate diversification.
  • C. G. Schrago
  • Biology
    American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 March 2007
Paleontological and geoclimatological evidence corroborates that the sudden appearance of modern families may be a consequence of environmental changes during the Miocene.
Comparative evolutionary epidemiology of dengue virus serotypes.
Timing the origin of New World monkeys.
The results show consistently that Platyrrhines split from Catarrhines at around 35 MYA, in agreement with the hypothesis of a transatlantic journey from Africa to South America, as suggested by the fossil record.
Geological Changes of the Americas and their Influence on the Diversification of the Neotropical Kissing Bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae)
Most of the diversification events observed within the Rhodniini and Triatomini tribes are closely linked to the climatic and geological changes caused by the Andean uplift in South America and that variations in sea levels in North America also played a role in the diversifying of the species of Triatoma in that region.
On the origin of HIV-1 subtype C in South America
The results indicate that the entry of HIV-1C in South America occurred in a single episode or in multiples episodes of genetically related viruses, possibly from an eastern African country.