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The genome sequence of Blochmannia floridanus: Comparative analysis of reduced genomes
The phylogenetic analysis of a set of conserved protein-coding genes shows that Bl. Expand
Multiple methods for the identification of polymorphic simple sequence repeats (SSRs) in sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]
These primer pairs are now available for use as markers in crop improvement and conservation efforts and the screening of sorghum genomic libraries by hybridization with SSR oligonucleotides. Expand
Phylogeography and Genetic Variation of Triatoma dimidiata, the Main Chagas Disease Vector in Central America, and Its Position within the Genus Triatoma
The distinction between the five different taxa furnishes a new frame for future analyses of the different vector transmission capacities and epidemiological characteristics of Chagas disease, and indicates that T. dimidiata will offer problems for control, although dwelling insecticide spraying might be successful against introduced populations in Ecuador. Expand
Evolution of arginine deiminase (ADI) pathway genes.
The results suggest that the three genes encoding structural enzymes of the arginine deiminase (ADI) pathway evolved independently and were later assembled into a single cluster with functional interdependence, thus, providing support for the gene recruitment hypothesis. Expand
Origin and phylogeography of the Chagas disease main vector Triatoma infestans based on nuclear rDNA sequences and genome size.
For about half of all Chagas disease cases T. infestans has been the responsible vector. Contributing to its genetic knowledge will increase our understanding of the capacity of geographic expansionExpand
The population genetics and evolutionary epidemiology of RNA viruses
The principal mechanisms of RNA virus evolution are discussed and areas where future research is required are highlighted. Expand
Onychomadesis Outbreak in Valencia, Spain Associated with Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Caused by Enteroviruses
The 2008 onychomadesis outbreak in the metropolitan area of Valencia was associated with an outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease primarily caused by coxsackievirus A10. Expand
Domain Organization and Evolution of Multifunctional Autoprocessing Repeats-in-Toxin (MARTX) Toxin in Vibrio vulnificus
The evolutionary history of the rtxA1 gene demonstrates that MARTXVv toxins are mosaics, comprising pieces with different evolutionary histories, some of which have been acquired by intra- or interspecific horizontal gene transfer. Expand
Validating viral quasispecies with digital organisms: a re-examination of the critical mutation rate
It is concluded that digital organisms are useful tools for investigating evolutionary patterns and processes including some predictions from the quasispecies theory. Expand
Evolution of snake venom disintegrins by positive Darwinian selection.
The adaptive advantage of the emergence of motifs targeting beta(1) integrins and the role of positively selected sites located within nonfunctional disintegrin regions appear to be difficult to rationalize in the context of a predator-prey arms race. Expand