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Phylogeography of Asian wild rice, Oryza rufipogon, reveals multiple independent domestications of cultivated rice, Oryza sativa.
DNA sequence variation in three gene regions is examined in a phylogeographic approach to investigate the domestication of cultivated rice, indicating that India and Indochina may represent the ancestral center of diversity for O. rufipogon and that the products of these two independent domestication events are the two major rice varieties.
Phylogeography of the Qinghai‐Tibetan Plateau endemic Juniperus przewalskii (Cupressaceae) inferred from chloroplast DNA sequence variation
The contrasting phylogeographic structures of the haplotype‐rich plateau edge area and the almost haplotypes‐uniform plateau platform region indicate that the plateau platform was recolonized by J. przewalskii during the most recent postglacial period, supported by the findings of a nested clade analysis.
Spread of hepatitis E virus among different‐aged pigs: two‐year survey in Taiwan
The results suggest that HEV may infect pigs at an early growing stage and spread unnoticed among pigs and possibly across countries through trading.
Universal primers for amplification and sequencing a noncoding spacer between the atpB and rbcL genes of chloroplast DNA
An evolutionary trend of increasing spacer size from liverworts, through mosses, to vascular plants is indicated and this atpB-rbcL spacer is AT-rich, consistent with other chloroplast noncoding spacers.
Characterization and phylogenetic analysis of a novel hepatitis D virus strain discovered by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis.
The hepatitis D virus genotypes in 46 HDV-infected patients and 12 prostitutes were screened with RFLP analysis of reverse transcription PCR products of viral genomes and phylogenetic analysis and the novel isolates formed a monophyletic group and were most closely related to genotype II.
Clinical and epidemiological implications of swine hepatitis E virus infection
Swine may be a reservoir of HEV and subclinical swine HEV infection may occur, and cross‐reactivity of current anti-HEV assay may account for the high prevalence rate of anti‐HEV in the general population in nonendemic areas.
Phylogeography of plants in Taiwan and the Ryukyu archipelago
Taiwan and Ryukyus constitute an archipelago lying on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean. In contrast to volcanic islands that often arise sequentially, these continental islands emerged almost
Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of Acrossocheilus paradoxus (Cyprinidae) in Taiwan
Both low haplotype number and genetic variability suggest a bottleneck event in the Chingmei population of northern Taiwan, and based on coalescence theory, the monophyly of the Tungkang population of the southern region may be associated with a founder event.
Population structure of wild bananas, Musa balbisiana, in China determined by SSR fingerprinting and cpDNA PCR‐RFLP
Chloroplast and nuclear DNAs provide different insights into phylogeographical patterns of wild banana populations and, taken together, can inform conservation practices.
Strong genetic differentiation of the East-Himalayan Megacodon stylophorus (Gentianaceae) detected by Inter-Simple Sequence Repeats (ISSR)
The observed genetic structure of the populations implies that as many populations as possible should be considered for any in situ and ex situ conservation practice on this species.