Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    An epithelial signalling centre in sharks supports homology of tooth morphogenesis in vertebrates

    Alexandre P Thiery et al.
    The development of diverse tooth shapes among vertebrates, from sharks to mammals, is a highly conserved process, utilising a similar dental signalling centre for more than 400 million years.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Tooth Development: What sharks and mammals share

    Sophie Pantalacci
    The tooth shape of sharks and mice are regulated by a similar signaling center despite their teeth having very different geometries.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Evolutionary convergence of a neural mechanism in the cavefish lateral line system

    Elias T Lunsford et al.
    The underlying neurophysiology of the lateral line system in blind cavefish (Astyanax mexicanus) has evolutionarily converged on elevated afferent neuron activity and partial loss of function in inhibitory efferent neurons, both of which contribute to enhanced sensitivity to flow stimuli.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Admixture of evolutionary rates across a butterfly hybrid zone

    Tianzhu Xiong et al.
    Genetic barriers to gene flow maintain divergent linked substitution rates in hybridization.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Sequence and structural conservation reveal fingerprint residues in TRP channels

    Deny Cabezas-Bratesco et al.
    Joint sequence, structure, and phylogenetic analyses identify highly conserved features in transmembrane domains of transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channel proteins that offer a novel explanation for how TRPs could integrate stimuli into cellular signals.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Medicine

    Evolution-based mathematical models significantly prolong response to abiraterone in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer and identify strategies to further improve outcomes

    Jingsong Zhang et al.
    Integration of evolutionary dynamics framed through a mathematical model improved outcomes in abiraterone monotherapy for the treatment of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Understanding drivers of phylogenetic clustering and terminal branch lengths distribution in epidemics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

    Fabrizio Menardo
    Populations of Mycobacterium tuberculosis associated with clustering and shorter terminal branches are not necessarily transmitting more.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Gill developmental program in the teleost mandibular arch

    Mathi Thiruppathy et al.
    Lineage tracing and genetic analysis in zebrafish show that the pseudobranch is a serial homolog of the gills arising from the jaw-forming mandibular arch, thus supporting the model that vertebrate jaws derived from an ancestral mandibular gill.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Stable antibiotic resistance and rapid human adaptation in livestock-associated MRSA

    Marta Matuszewska et al.
    The dominant MRSA circulating in European livestock has stably maintained genes associated with resistance to antibiotic treatments over several decades and when it is transmitted to humans it can rapidly acquire genes that allow it to evade human immune responses.

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