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Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation
Birds are the most species-rich class of tetrapod vertebrates and have wide relevance across many research fields. We explored bird macroevolution using full genomes from 48 avian speciesExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships and divergence times among New World monkeys (Platyrrhini, Primates).
Orthologous sequences of six nuclear genes were obtained for all recognized genera of New World monkeys (Primates: Platyrrhini) and outgroups to evaluate the phylogenetic relationships and toExpand
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A fully resolved genus level phylogeny of neotropical primates (Platyrrhini).
There are more than 125 species of extant New World monkeys (Primates: Platyrrhini) found in approximately 15 genera. The phylogenetic relationships of these neotropical primates have beenExpand
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A molecular timescale for caviomorph rodents (Mammalia, Hystricognathi).
  • J. Opazo
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • 1 December 2005
Phylogenetic relationships and divergence times are important pieces of information for evolutionary biologists, given that they provide a framework for understanding the evolution of phenotypes.Expand
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Genomics, biogeography, and the diversification of placental mammals
Previous molecular analyses of mammalian evolutionary relationships involving a wide range of placental mammalian taxa have been restricted in size from one to two dozen gene loci and have notExpand
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Three crocodilian genomes reveal ancestral patterns of evolution among archosaurs
INTRODUCTION Crocodilians and birds are the two extant clades of archosaurs, a group that includes the extinct dinosaurs and pterosaurs. Fossils suggest that living crocodilians (alligators,Expand
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Gene cooption and convergent evolution of oxygen transport hemoglobins in jawed and jawless vertebrates
Natural selection often promotes evolutionary innovation by coopting preexisting genes for new functions, and this process may be greatly facilitated by gene duplication. Here we report an example ofExpand
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Blood glucose concentration in caviomorph rodents.
Hystricomorph rodents are a group of species that belong to the suborder Hystricognathi. They mainly inhabit South American (caviomorph) and African (phiomorph) habitats. This group of rodents has aExpand
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Whole-Genome Duplication and the Functional Diversification of Teleost Fish Hemoglobins
Subsequent to the two rounds of whole-genome duplication that occurred in the common ancestor of vertebrates, a third genome duplication occurred in the stem lineage of teleost fishes. ThisExpand
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Rapid electrostatic evolution at the binding site for cytochrome c on cytochrome c oxidase in anthropoid primates.
Cytochrome c (CYC) oxidase (COX), a multisubunit enzyme that functions in mitochondrial aerobic energy production, catalyzes the transfer of electrons from CYC to oxygen and participates in creatingExpand
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