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Functional and Evolutionary Insights from the Genomes of Three Parasitoid Nasonia Species
Key findings include the identification of a functional DNA methylation tool kit; hymenopteran-specific genes including diverse venoms; lateral gene transfers among Pox viruses, Wolbachia, and Nasonia; and the rapid evolution of genes involved in nuclear-mitochondrial interactions that are implicated in speciation. Expand
Age and biogeography of major clades in sturgeons and paddlefishes (Pisces: Acipenseriformes).
This work aims to demonstrate the efforts towards in-situ applicability of EMMARM, which aims to provide real-time information about the phytochemical properties of E.coli and its role in fish establishment and behaviour. Expand
Uplift of the Tibetan plateau: evidence from divergence times of glyptosternoid catfishes.
Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, Lab Fish Phylogenet & Biogeog, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China; Univ Oxford, Dept Zool, Oxford OX1 3PS, England; SW Univ, Sch Life Sci, Chongqing 400715, Peoples RExpand
Molecular phylogeography of endangered sharp-snouted pitviper (Deinagkistrodon acutus; Reptilia, Viperidae) in Mainland China.
The results show that isolation, dispersal, bottleneck, and expansion jointly constitute the history of D. acutus, a threatened snake species with commercial and medicinal importance in China. Expand
The complete mitochondrial genome of the helmet catfish Cranoglanis bouderius (Siluriformes: Cranoglanididae) and the phylogeny of otophysan fishes.
The phylogenetic placement of the family Cranoglanididae among siluriform families was discussed and it was shown that the grouping ((Characiformes, Gymnotiformes), Siluriformes) outgroup is the most likely but there is no significant difference between this one and the other alternative hypotheses. Expand
Mitochondrial molecular clocks and the origin of the major Otocephalan clades (Pisces: Teleostei): A new insight.
The present work examined divergence times for each major otocephalan group by an analysis of complete mtDNA sequences, to investigate if these divergence times support the hypotheses advanced in recent studies. Expand
Microsatellite Development for an Endangered Bream Megalobrama pellegrini (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) Using 454 Sequencing
The polymorphic microsatellites developed in the current study will not only contribute to further conservation genetic studies and parentage analyses of this endangered species, but also facilitate future work on the other closely related species. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships of glyptosternoid fishes (Siluriformes: Sisoridae) inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequences.
Bayesian and maximum likelihood analyses support the monophyly of glyptosternoids, but the hypothesis of internal relationships differs from previous hypothesis. Expand
Comparative analyses of DNA methylation and sequence evolution using Nasonia genomes.
It is found that the degree of CpG depletion is negatively correlated with substitution rates between closely related Nasonia species for synonymous, nonsynonymous, and intron sites, which suggests that mutation rates increase with decreasing levels of germ line methylation. Expand
Primate phylogenomics: developing numerous nuclear non-coding, non-repetitive markers for ecological and phylogenetic applications and analysis of evolutionary rate variation
Several markers from putatively neutral regions of primate genomes are developed using a strategy combining computational and experimental methods and the utility of these markers in phylogenetic and evolutionary rate analyses is demonstrated. Expand