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Mitochondrial genomes reveal an explosive radiation of extinct and extant bears near the Miocene-Pliocene boundary
BackgroundDespite being one of the most studied families within the Carnivora, the phylogenetic relationships among the members of the bear family (Ursidae) have long remained unclear. WidelyExpand
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Effects of male sterility on reproductive traits in gynodioecious plants: a meta-analysis
Female fecundity advantage in gynodioecious plants is required for the spread and maintenance of this reproductive system. However, not all reproductive characters show female advantage in allExpand
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Historical Mammal Extinction on Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) Correlates with Introduced Infectious Disease
It is now widely accepted that novel infectious disease can be a leading cause of serious population decline and even outright extinction in some invertebrate and vertebrate groups (e.g.,Expand
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Bayesian estimation of substitution rates from ancient DNA sequences with low information content.
1Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia; 2School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney,Expand
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Concatenated Analysis Sheds Light on Early Metazoan Evolution and Fuels a Modern “Urmetazoon” Hypothesis
For more than a century, the origin of metazoan animals has been debated. One aspect of this debate has been centered on what the hypothetical “urmetazoon” bauplan might have been. TheExpand
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Elevated substitution rates estimated from ancient DNA sequences
Ancient DNA sequences are able to offer valuable insights into molecular evolutionary processes, which are not directly accessible via modern DNA. They are particularly suitable for the estimation ofExpand
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A Functional Phylogenomic View of the Seed Plants
A novel result of the current research is the development and implementation of a unique functional phylogenomic approach that explores the genomic origins of seed plant diversification. We first useExpand
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Barcoding bushmeat: molecular identification of Central African and South American harvested vertebrates
The creation and use of a globally available database of DNA sequences from a standardized gene region has been proposed as a tool for species identification, assessing genetic diversity andExpand
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Geospatial Resolution of Human and Bacterial Diversity with City-Scale Metagenomics
SUMMARY The panoply of microorganisms and other species present in our environment influence human health and disease, especially in cities, but have not been profiled with metagenomics at aExpand
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Emergence of the Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strain USA300 Coincides with Horizontal Transfer of the Arginine Catabolic Mobile Element and speG-mediated Adaptations for
ABSTRACT The arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME) is the largest genomic region distinguishing epidemic USA300 strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from other S. aureusExpand
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