Molecular Evolution of Visual System Genes in Fishes
This thesis presents a collection of evolutionary studies on two gene families, opsins and crystallins, and focuses on teleost fishes, because teleost visual ecology is exceptionally diverse and because gene duplication is common in this group.
Genomic and functional evidence reveals molecular insights into the origin of echolocation in whales
- BiologyScience Advances
Genetic and functional evidence is provided supporting the origin of high-frequency hearing in the LCATW, not the LCAW, and molecular insights are revealed into the origin and evolutionary trajectories of echolocation in whales.
A functional enrichment test for molecular convergent evolution finds a clear protein-coding signal in echolocating bats and whales
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A generalizable test is developed that offers a resounding “yes” to both extensively debated questions about molecular convergence and how much genomic molecular convergence contributes to convergent phenotypic evolution, such as echolocation in bats and whales.
An Alternative Molecular View of Evolution: How DNA was Altered over Geological Time
These four evolutionary riddles are discussed in terms of a proposed “preassembly” mechanism in which genes and gene precursors are collected silently and randomly over extensive time periods within huge non-coding sections of DNA.
Molecular convergence and transgenic evidence suggest a single origin of laryngeal echolocation in bats
Cetaceans on a Molecular Fast Track to Ultrasonic Hearing
- BiologyCurrent Biology
Functional evolution of vertebrate sensory receptors
- BiologyHormones and Behavior
From the ultrasonic to the infrared: molecular evolution and the sensory biology of bats
- BiologyFront. Physiol.
The future for understanding the molecular basis of sensory biology is promising, with great potential for comparative genomic analyses, studies on gene regulation and expression, exploration of the role of alternative splicing in the generation of proteomic diversity, and linking genetic mechanisms to behavioral consequences.
Prenatal development supports a single origin of laryngeal echolocation in bats
- BiologyNature Ecology &Evolution
An ontogenetic study of fetal cochlear development from seven species of bats and five outgroup mammals suggests that pteropodids maintain a vestigial developmental stage indicative of past echolocation capabilities and thus support a single origin of laryngeal echlocation in bats.
Phylogeny of the beaked whale genus Mesoplodon (Ziphiidae: Cetacea) revealed by nuclear introns: implications for the evolution of male tusks.
- BiologySystematic biology
The divergent tusk forms and sympatric distributions of three of the four sister-species pairs identified suggest that sexual selection on male tusks has likely played an important role in this unique radiation, although other forces are clearly also involved.
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- BiologyJournal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
The Mollicutes (Spiroplasma, Mycoplasma and Acholeplasma) are the most minimal cells known to exist, being the smallest and simplest free-living and self-replicating forms of life. Phylogenetically,…
Identification of a 349-Kilodalton Protein (Gli349) Responsible for Cytadherence and Glass Binding during Gliding of Mycoplasma mobile
- BiologyJournal of bacteriology
Immunofluorescence microscopy and immunoelectron microscopy showed that the Gli349 molecule is involved not only in glass binding for gliding but also in movement, and a model for the mechanical cycle of gliding is discussed.
Echolocation in bats and dolphins
This volume is the first to compare what is known about echolocation in each group, to point out what information is missing and to identity future areas of research.
The Neural Basis of Echolocation in Bats
This monograph is about analysis of sound in the brainstem of echolocating bats and concerns the relationship between brain structure and brain function.
The Sonar of Dolphins
- PhysicsSpringer New York
The receiver system Characteristics of the Receiver for Simple Signals and the transmission system characteristics of the receiver for Complex Signals are compared to those of the sonar system.
Biosonar: Seeing with Sound