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Clann: investigating phylogenetic information through supertree analyses
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Clann is a supertree-based phylogenetic software that provides methods of investigating phylogenetic information through the application of supertrees. Expand
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A method for inferring the rate of evolution of homologous characters that can potentially improve phylogenetic inference, resolve deep divergence and correct systematic biases.
Current phylogenetic methods attempt to account for evolutionary rate variation across characters in a matrix. This is generally achieved by the use of sophisticated evolutionary models, combinedExpand
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Population Genomics Reveal Recent Speciation and Rapid Evolutionary Adaptation in Polar Bears
Polar bears are uniquely adapted to life in the High Arctic and have undergone drastic physiological changes in response to Arctic climates and a hyper-lipid diet of primarily marine mammal prey. WeExpand
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Acquisition of 1,000 eubacterial genes physiologically transformed a methanogen at the origin of Haloarchaea
Archaebacterial halophiles (Haloarchaea) are oxygen-respiring heterotrophs that derive from methanogens—strictly anaerobic, hydrogen-dependent autotrophs. Haloarchaeal genomes are known to haveExpand
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TOPD/FMTS: a new software to compare phylogenetic trees
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SUMMARY TOPD/FMTS has been developed to evaluate similarities and differences between phylogenetic trees. Expand
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Replicational and transcriptional selection on codon usage in Borrelia burgdorferi.
  • J. McInerney
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1 September 1998
With more than 10 fully sequenced, publicly available prokaryotic genomes, it is now becoming possible to gain useful insights into genome evolution. Before the genome era, many evolutionaryExpand
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MultiPhyl: a high-throughput phylogenomics webserver using distributed computing
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We present the first high-throughput implementation of a distributed phylogenetics platform, MultiPhyl, capable of using the idle computational resources of many heterogeneous non-dedicated machines to form a phylogenetics supercomputer. Expand
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GCUA: general codon usage analysis
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The program General Codon Usage Analysis (GCUA) has been developed for analysing codon and amino acid usage patterns. Expand
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Supertrees disentangle the chimerical origin of eukaryotic genomes.
Eukaryotes are traditionally considered to be one of the three natural divisions of the tree of life and the sister group of the Archaebacteria. However, eukaryotic genomes are replete with genes ofExpand
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Metazoan opsin evolution reveals a simple route to animal vision
All known visual pigments in Neuralia (Cnidaria, Ctenophora, and Bilateria) are composed of an opsin (a seven-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptor), and a light-sensitive chromophore, generallyExpand
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