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Asynchronous colonization of Madagascar by the four endemic clades of primates, tenrecs, carnivores, and rodents as inferred from nuclear genes.
A simultaneous reconstruction of phylogeny and age of the four radiations based on a 3.5-kb data set from three nuclear genes supports each as a monophyletic clade, sister to African taxa, and thereby identifies four events of colonization out of Africa. Expand
Arrival and diversification of caviomorph rodents and platyrrhine primates in South America.
Considering both the fossil record and these molecular datings, the favored scenarios are a trans-Atlantic migration of primates from Africa at the end of the Eocene or beginning of the Oligocene, and a colonization of South America by rodents during the Middle or Late Eocene. Expand
A molecular phylogeography approach to biological invasions of the New World by parthenogenetic Thiarid snails
The phylogenetic reconstruction suggests that although repeated invasions in Melanoides may have an impact on indigenous molluscan faunas, their most likely effect is the world‐wide homogenization of the invasive taxon itself. Expand
Primate phylogeny, evolutionary rate variations, and divergence times: a contribution from the nuclear gene IRBP.
  • C. Poux, E. Douzery
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 May 2004
Phylogenetic analyses using maximum likelihood on nucleotides and amino acids robustly support the monophyly of primates, Strepsirrhini, Lemuriformes, Lorisiformes; and Anthropoidea, Catarrhini, and Platyrrhini and indicate that the variable IRBP evolutionary rates are not fully accommodated by local molecular clocks. Expand
Molecular phylogeny and divergence times of Malagasy tenrecs: Influence of data partitioning and taxon sampling on dating analyses
A timeframe of tenrec evolution built on the basis of this solid phylogenetic framework showed that morphological specializations of the tenrecs may have been affected by environmental changes caused by climatic and/or subsequent colonization events. Expand
Vertebrate time-tree elucidates the biogeographic pattern of a major biotic change around the K–T boundary in Madagascar
An underlying pattern of continuous speciation through time in Madagascar's vertebrates, with accelerated episodes of adaptive diversification in those clades that succeeded radiating into the rainforests, is suggested. Expand
TRP channel–associated factors are a novel protein family that regulates TRPM8 trafficking and activity
TCAF1 and TCAF2 bind to TRPM8 and promote its cell surface trafficking but differentially regulate its gating properties, leading to opposing effects on prostate cancer cell migration.
The evolution of selfing from outcrossing ancestors in Brassicaceae: what have we learned from variation at the S‐locus?
Phylogenetic analyses suggest that all species investigated evolved independently towards loss of self‐incompatibility, and in most cases almost intact sequences of either of the two S‐locus genes suggest that these transitions occurred relatively recently. Expand
Dominance hierarchy arising from the evolution of a complex small RNA regulatory network
This work uncovers the evolution of how at least 17 small RNA–producing loci and their multiple target sites collectively control the dominance hierarchy among alleles within the gene controlling the pollen S-locus phenotype in a self-incompatible Arabidopsis species. Expand
Genetic heterogeneity among Eurytemora affinis populations in Western Europe
All three lineages of E. affinis showed signs of at least one demographic expansion event during Pleistocene glaciations that marked their genetic structure, and high haplotype diversity in the East Atlantic and the Baltic lineages was revealed, whereas in the NSEC lineage haplotypes diversity was comparatively low. Expand