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A molecular evolutionary framework for the phylum Nematoda
Nematodes are important: parasitic nematodes threaten the health of plants, animals and humans on a global scale,; interstitial nematodes pervade sediment and soil ecosystems in overwhelming numbers;Expand
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Genome-wide genetic marker discovery and genotyping using next-generation sequencing
The advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized genomic and transcriptomic approaches to biology. These new sequencing tools are also valuable for the discovery, validation andExpand
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Analysis of the genome sequences of three Drosophila melanogaster spontaneous mutation accumulation lines.
We inferred the rate and properties of new spontaneous mutations in Drosophila melanogaster by carrying out whole-genome shotgun sequencing-by-synthesis of three mutation accumulation (MA) lines thatExpand
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Molecular barcodes for soil nematode identification
Using a molecular barcode, derived from single‐specimen polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing of the 5′ segment of the small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU) gene, we have developed a molecularExpand
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Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species
The evolutionary importance of hybridization and introgression has long been debated. Hybrids are usually rare and unfit, but even infrequent hybridization can aid adaptation by transferringExpand
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Comparing de novo assemblers for 454 transcriptome data
BackgroundRoche 454 pyrosequencing has become a method of choice for generating transcriptome data from non-model organisms. Once the tens to hundreds of thousands of short (250-450 base) reads haveExpand
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Genome-wide evidence for speciation with gene flow in Heliconius butterflies.
Most speciation events probably occur gradually, without complete and immediate reproductive isolation, but the full extent of gene flow between diverging species has rarely been characterized on aExpand
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Systematic position and phylogeny
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Defining operational taxonomic units using DNA barcode data
Abstract The scale of diversity of life on this planet is a significant challenge for any scientific programme hoping to produce a complete catalogue, whatever means is used. For DNA barcodingExpand
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The promise of a DNA taxonomy.
  • M. Blaxter
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 April 2004
Not only is the number of described species a very small proportion of the estimated extant number of taxa, but it also appears that all concepts of the extent and boundaries of 'species' fail inExpand
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