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Genome sequence of the metazoan plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita
Plant-parasitic nematodes are major agricultural pests worldwide and novel approaches to control them are sorely needed. We report the draft genome sequence of the root-knot nematode MeloidogyneExpand
Maternal traces of deep common ancestry and asymmetric gene flow between Pygmy hunter–gatherers and Bantu-speaking farmers
Two groups of populations with completely different lifestyles—the Pygmy hunter–gatherers and the Bantu-speaking farmers—coexist in Central Africa. We investigated the origins of these two groups andExpand
Ditylenchus gigas n. sp. parasitizing broad bean: A new stem nematode singled out from the Ditylenchus dipsaci species complex using a polyphasic approach with molecular phylogeny
Morphologial, biochemical, molecular and karyological analyses of different populations and races of the stem and bulb nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci have suggested that it represents a speciesExpand
Deciphering the ancient and complex evolutionary history of human arylamine N-acetyltransferase genes.
The human N-acetyltransferase genes NAT1 and NAT2 encode two phase-II enzymes that metabolize various drugs and carcinogens. Functional variability at these genes has been associated with adverseExpand
Clinal patterns of human Y chromosomal diversity in continental Italy and Greece are dominated by drift and founder effects.
We explored the spatial distribution of human Y chromosomal diversity on a microgeographic scale, by typing 30 population samples from closely spaced locations in Italy and Greece for 9 haplogroupsExpand
Molecular characterization of six Longidorus species from Switzerland with the description of Longidorus helveticus sp. n. (Nematoda, Dorylaimida)
Six species of Longidorus were found during a survey of longidorid nematodes carried out during 1996-2000 in fruit orchards in Switzerland. They are L. eZongatus (De Man) Thorne et Swanger; L.Expand
Multiple Advantageous Amino Acid Variants in the NAT2 Gene in Human Populations
Background Genetic variation at NAT2 has been long recognized as the cause of differential ability to metabolize a wide variety of drugs of therapeutic use. Here, we explore the pattern of geneticExpand
Ditylenchus gigas n. sp. parasitizing broad bean: a new stem nematode singled out from the Ditylenchus dipsaci species complex using a polyphasic approach with molecular phylogeny
Morphologial, biochemical, molecular and karyological analyses of different populations and races of the stem and bulb nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci have suggested that it represents a speciesExpand
Y chromosomal haplogroup J as a signature of the post-neolithic colonization of Europe
In order to attain a finer reconstruction of the peopling of southern and central-eastern Europe from the Levant, we determined the frequencies of eight lineages internal to the Y chromosomalExpand
LONGIDORIDS (NEMATODA, DORYLAIMIDA) FROM SYRIA WITH DESCRIPTION OF LONGIDORUS PAULI SP.N. AND PARALONGIDORUS HALEPENSIS SP.N. WITH SOD ISOZYMES AND PCR-RFLP PROFILES
Longidorus pauli sp.n. and Paralongidorus halepensis sp.n. are described from Syria. L. pauli is characterized by total body length of ca. 7.6 mm, odontostyle length of 110 µm, lip region slightlyExpand
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