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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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Early Zn2+-induced effects on membrane potential account for primary heavy metal susceptibility in tolerant and sensitive Arabidopsis species

Lucia Kenderešová, Andrea Staňová, Ján Pavlovkin, Eva Ďurišová, Miriam Nadubinská, Milada Čiamporová and Miroslav Ovečka.

in Annals of Botany

July 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 9550 words.

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Uptake of heavy metals by plant root cells depends on electro-physiological parameters of the plasma membrane. In this study, responses...

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Interspecific Variation in Rx1 Expression Controls Opsin Expression and Causes Visual System Diversity in African Cichlid Fishes

Jane E. Schulte, Conor S. O’Brien, Matthew A. Conte, Kelly E. O’Quin and Karen L. Carleton.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

September 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 7547 words.

The mechanisms underlying natural phenotypic diversity are key to understanding evolution and speciation. Cichlid fishes are among the most speciose vertebrates and an ideal model for...

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Chimeras and Consciousness

Edited by Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen and Wolfgang E. Krumbein.

April 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 344 pages.

This book begins the inquiry into the evolution of the collective sensitivities of life. Chapters trace the emergence and evolution of consciousness. Complex behaviors and the social...

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Correlation between Nuptial Colors and Visual Sensitivities Tuned by Opsins Leads to Species Richness in Sympatric Lake Victoria Cichlid Fishes

Ryutaro Miyagi, Yohey Terai, Mitsuto Aibara, Tohru Sugawara, Hiroo Imai, Hidenori Tachida, Semvua Isa Mzighani, Takashi Okitsu, Akimori Wada and Norihiro Okada.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

November 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 11520 words.

Reproductive isolation that prevents interspecific hybridization between closely related coexisting species maintains sympatric species diversity. One of the reproductive isolations is mate...

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Molecular Characterization of Visual Pigments in Branchiopoda and the Evolution of Opsins in Arthropoda

Kazuyuki Kashiyama, Takaharu Seki, Hideharu Numata and Shin G. Goto.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

February 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 8595 words.

Studies on color vision in invertebrates have focused primarily on insect visual pigments, with little attention given to crustacean visual pigments. None of the blue–green-, blue-, or...

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Nocturnal Light Environments Influence Color Vision and Signatures of Selection on the OPN1SW Opsin Gene in Nocturnal Lemurs

Carrie C. Veilleux, Edward E. Louis and Deborah A. Bolnick.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

June 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 12089 words.

Although loss of short-wavelength-sensitive (SWS) cones and dichromatic color vision in mammals has traditionally been linked to a nocturnal lifestyle, recent studies have identified...

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The Molecular Evolution of Avian Ultraviolet- and Violet-Sensitive Visual Pigments

Livia S. Carvalho, Jill A. Cowing, Susan E. Wilkie, James K. Bowmaker and David M. Hunt.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

August 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5277 words.

The shortwave-sensitive SWS1 class of vertebrate visual pigments range in λmax from the violet (385–445 nm) to the ultraviolet (UV) (365–355 nm), with UV-sensitivity almost certainly...

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Statistical and Molecular Analyses of Evolutionary Significance of Red-Green Color Vision and Color Blindness in Vertebrates

Shozo Yokoyama and Naomi Takenaka.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

April 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 6102 words.

Red-green color vision is strongly suspected to enhance the survival of its possessors. Despite being red-green color blind, however, many species have successfully competed in nature, which...

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Phylogenomics of Eukaryotes: Impact of Missing Data on Large Alignments

Hervé Philippe, Elizabeth A. Snell, Eric Bapteste, Philippe Lopez, Peter W. H. Holland and Didier Casane.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 10411 words.

Resolving the relationships between Metazoa and other eukaryotic groups as well as between metazoan phyla is central to the understanding of the origin and evolution of animals. The current...

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Analysis of plastid DNA-like sequences within the nuclear genomes of higher plants.

M A Ayliffe, N S Scott and J N Timmis.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

June 1998; p ublished online June 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 0 words.

A wide-ranging examination of plastid (pt)DNA sequence homologies within higher plant nuclear genomes (promiscuous DNA) was undertaken. Digestion with methylation-sensitive restriction...

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Molecular Evolution of Bat Color Vision Genes

Daryi Wang, Todd Oakley, Jeffrey Mower, Lawrence C. Shimmin, Sokchea Yim, Rodney L. Honeycutt, Hsienshao Tsao and Wen-Hsiung Li.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

February 2004; p ublished online February 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 6512 words.

The two suborders of bats, Megachiroptera (megabats) and Microchiroptera (microbats), use different sensory modalities for perceiving their environment. Megabats are crepuscular and rely on...

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Molecular Characterization of Crustacean Visual Pigments and the Evolution of Pancrustacean Opsins

Megan L. Porter, Thomas W. Cronin, David A. McClellan and Keith A. Crandall.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

January 2007; p ublished online October 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 9588 words.

Investigations of opsin evolution outside of vertebrate systems have long been focused on insect visual pigments, whereas other groups have received little attention. Furthermore, few...

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Distinct Roles for SOS1 in the Convergent Evolution of Salt Tolerance in Eutrema salsugineum and Schrenkiella parvula

David E. Jarvis, Choong-Hwan Ryu, Mark A. Beilstein and Karen S. Schumaker.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

August 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 8475 words.

Eutrema salsugineum and Schrenkiella parvula are salt-tolerant relatives of the salt-sensitive species Arabidopsis thaliana. An important component of salt tolerance is the...

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Functional Respiratory Chain Analyses in Murid Xenomitochondrial Cybrids Expose Coevolutionary Constraints of Cytochrome b and Nuclear Subunits of Complex III

Matthew McKenzie, Maria Chiotis, Carl A. Pinkert and Ian A. Trounce.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

July 2003; p ublished online July 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5944 words.

The large number of extant Muridae species provides the opportunity of investigating functional limits of nuclear/mitochondrial respiratory chain (RC) subunit interactions by introducing...

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Alternative Splicing and the Steady-State Ratios of mRNA Isoforms Generated by It Are under Strong Stabilizing Selection in Caenorhabditis elegans

Sergio Barberan-Soler and Alan M. Zahler.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

November 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5011 words.

Evolutionary studies indicate that a high proportion of alternative splicing (AS) events are species-specific; just 28% of minor-form alternatively spliced exons are conserved between mice...

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Large-Scale Parsimony Analysis of Metazoan Indels in Protein-Coding Genes

Frida Belinky, Ofir Cohen and Dorothée Huchon.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

February 2010; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 6647 words.

Insertions and deletions (indels) are considered to be rare evolutionary events, the analysis of which may resolve controversial phylogenetic relationships. Indeed, indel characters are...

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Sex, Scavengers, and Chaperones: Transcriptome Secrets of Divergent Symbiodinium Thermal Tolerances

Rachel A. Levin, Victor H. Beltran, Ross Hill, Staffan Kjelleberg, Diane McDougald, Peter D. Steinberg and Madeleine J. H. van Oppen.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

September 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 10367 words.

Corals rely on photosynthesis by their endosymbiotic dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium spp.) to form the basis of tropical coral reefs. High sea surface temperatures driven by climate change...

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Coevolution of DNA-Interacting Proteins and Genome “Dialect”

A. Paz, V. Kirzhner, E. Nevo and A. Korol.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

January 2006; p ublished online September 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 6319 words.

Several species-specific characteristics of genome organization that are superimposed on its coding aspects were proposed earlier, including genome signature (GS), genome accent, and...

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Recent Diversification Rates in North American Tiger Beetles Estimated from a Dated mtDNA Phylogenetic Tree

Timothy G. Barraclough and Alfried P. Vogler.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

October 2002; p ublished online October 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 7592 words.

Species-level phylogenies derived from DNA sequence data provide a tool for estimating diversification rates and how these rates change over time, but to date there have been few empirical...

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Selection Footprint in the FimH Adhesin Shows Pathoadaptive Niche Differentiation in Escherichia coli

Evgeni V. Sokurenko, Michael Feldgarden, Elena Trintchina, Scott J. Weissman, Serine Avagyan, Sujay Chattopadhyay, James R. Johnson and Daniel E. Dykhuizen.

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

July 2004; p ublished online July 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 8113 words.

Spread of biological species from primary into novel habitats leads to within-species adaptive niche differentiation and is commonly driven by acquisition of point mutations in individual...

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