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16S rRNA phylogenetic analysis of the bacterial endosymbionts associated with cytoplasmic incompatibility in insects.
Initial screening of insects indicates that cytoplasmic incompatibility may be a more general phenomenon in insects than is currently recognized and Lack of congruence between the phylogeny of the symbionts and their insect hosts suggest that horizontal transfer of symbiont between insect species may occur. Expand
The Ecoresponsive Genome of Daphnia pulex
The Daphnia genome reveals a multitude of genes and shows adaptation through gene family expansions, and the coexpansion of gene families interacting within metabolic pathways suggests that the maintenance of duplicated genes is not random. Expand
Molecular evolution of the insect chemoreceptor gene superfamily in Drosophila melanogaster
The insect chemoreceptor superfamily in Drosophila melanogaster is predicted to consist of 62 odorant receptor (Or) and 68 gustatory receptor (Gr) proteins, encoded by families of 60 Or and 60 GrExpand
A stable genomic source of P element transposase in Drosophila melanogaster.
A single P element insert in Drosophila melanogaster, called P[ry+ delta 2-3](99B), is described that caused mobilization of other elements at unusually high frequencies, yet is itself remarkablyExpand
The mariner transposable element is widespread in insects
The mariner element is an excellent candidate for development of genetic transformation systems for non-drosophilid insects, and possibly other arthropods. Expand
The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum
Tribolium castaneum is a member of the most species-rich eukaryotic order, a powerful model organism for the study of generalized insect development, and an important pest of stored agriculturalExpand
The chemoreceptor superfamily in the honey bee, Apis mellifera: expansion of the odorant, but not gustatory, receptor family.
The honey bee genome sequence reveals a remarkable expansion of the insect odorant receptor (Or) family relative to the repertoires of the flies Drosophila melanogaster and Anopheles gambiae, whichExpand
Female dimorphism and mating behaviour in a damselfly, Ischnura ramburi: females mimicking males
The peculiar biology and mating behaviour of ischnurans provides a possible evolutionary context for this mimicry and the polymorphism is probably balanced by a frequency-independent selective disadvantage suffered by the more conspicuous andromorphs, through increased predation. Expand
Molecular and phylogenetic analyses reveal mammalian-like clockwork in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) and shed new light on the molecular evolution of the circadian clock.
The results suggest that during evolution, Drosophila diverged from the ancestral insect clock and specialized in using a set of clock gene orthologs that was lost by both mammals and bees, which in turn converged and specialize in the other set. Expand
G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Anopheles gambiae
This work used bioinformatic approaches to identify 276 G protein–coupled receptors from the Anopheles gambiae genome that are likely to play roles in pathways affecting almost every aspect of the mosquito's life cycle. Expand