Evolutionary and biogeographic history of weasel-like carnivorans (Musteloidea).
Evolution of Mammalian Diving Capacity Traced by Myoglobin Net Surface Charge
- Scott Mirceta, Anthony V. Signore, J. Burns, A. Cossins, K. Campbell, M. Berenbrink
- Biology, Environmental ScienceScience
- 14 June 2013
The convergent evolution of high myoglobin net surface charge in mammalian divers increases intermolecular electrostatic repulsion, permitting higher muscle oxygen storage capacities without potentially deleterious self-association of the protein.
Molecular phylogenetic relationships of moles, shrew moles, and desmans from the new and old worlds.
Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Oriental voles: genus Eothenomys (Muridae, Mammalia).
Evolution and Biogeography of Talpid Moles from Continental East Asia and the Japanese Islands Inferred from Mitochondrial and Nuclear Gene Sequences
Cytochrome b gene trees supported a basal placement of shrew-like moles (Uropsilus) within the Talpidae, and suggested that fossorial specializations arose twice during talpid evolution, suggesting that the Japanese Islands have played an important role in preserving mole lineages from ancient to recent times.
Substitutions in woolly mammoth hemoglobin confer biochemical properties adaptive for cold tolerance
We have genetically retrieved, resurrected and performed detailed structure-function analyses on authentic woolly mammoth hemoglobin to reveal for the first time both the evolutionary origins and the…
Temperature dependence of haemoglobin–oxygen affinity in heterothermic vertebrates: mechanisms and biological significance
Given that the oxygenation of haemoglobin is linked with the endothermic release of allosteric effectors, increased effector interaction is an effective strategy that is widely exploited to achieve adaptive reductions in the temperature dependence of blood‐O2 affinity.
Body Oxygen Stores, Aerobic Dive Limits, and the Diving Abilities of Juvenile and Adult Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus)
- R. MacArthur, M. Humphries, G. A. Fines, K. Campbell
- Environmental SciencePhysiological and Biochemical Zoology
- 1 March 2001
Intraspecific variability in body oxygen reserves, muscle buffering capacity, diving metabolic rate, and diving behavior were examined in recently captured juvenile and adult muskrats. Allometric…
Multilocus phylogeny of talpine moles (Talpini, Talpidae, Eulipotyphla) and its implications for systematics.