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Evolution on a volcanic conveyor belt: using phylogeographic reconstructions and K–Ar‐based ages of the Hawaiian Islands to estimate molecular evolutionary rates
The Hawaiian Islands form as the Pacific Plate moves over a ‘hot spot’ in the earth’s mantle where magma extrudes through the crust to build huge shield volcanos. The islands subside and erode as theExpand
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Whole genome-based population biology and epidemiological surveillance of Listeria monocytogenes
Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) is a major human foodborne pathogen. Numerous Lm outbreaks have been reported worldwide and associated with a high case fatality rate, reinforcing the need for stronglyExpand
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AssRAcT.-An analysis of restriction-site variation in mitochondrial DNA was conducted to examine relationships among five taxa in one group of honeycreepers-the amakihi complex (genus Hemignathus).Expand
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Identification of Vibrio Isolates by a Multiplex PCR Assay and rpoB Sequence Determination
ABSTRACT Vibrio, a diverse genus of aquatic bacteria, currently includes 72 species, 12 of which occur in human clinical samples. Of these 12, three species—Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus,Expand
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Comparative Genomics of Vibrio cholerae from Haiti, Asia, and Africa
A strain from Haiti shares genetic ancestry with those from Asia and Africa.
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Cryptic genetic variation and paraphyly in ravens
Widespread species that are morphologically uniform may be likely to harbour cryptic genetic variation. Common ravens (Corvus corax) have an extensive range covering nearly the entire NorthernExpand
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Evolutionary Dynamics of Vibrio cholerae O1 following a Single-Source Introduction to Haiti
ABSTRACT Prior to the epidemic that emerged in Haiti in October of 2010, cholera had not been documented in this country. After its introduction, a strain of Vibrio cholerae O1 spread rapidlyExpand
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Genomic Comparison of Escherichia coli O104:H4 Isolates from 2009 and 2011 Reveals Plasmid, and Prophage Heterogeneity, Including Shiga Toxin Encoding Phage stx2
In May of 2011, an enteroaggregative Escherichia coli O104:H4 strain that had acquired a Shiga toxin 2-converting phage caused a large outbreak of bloody diarrhea in Europe which was notable for itsExpand
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Primers for amplification and determination of mitochondrial control‐region sequences in oscine passerines
  • C. Tarr
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Molecular ecology
  • 1 August 1995
The control region of mitochondria1 DNA (mtDNA) has been the focus of both molecular evolutionary and biogeographic studies. The region contains conserved regulatory elements that control replicationExpand
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A hybrid approach for the automated finishing of bacterial genomes
Advances in DNA sequencing technology have improved our ability to characterize most genomic diversity. However, accurate resolution of large structural events is challenging because of the shortExpand
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