Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Connexins evolved after early chordates lost innexin diversity

    Georg Welzel, Stefan Schuster
    An in silico analysis of gap junction proteins supports the hypothesis that connexins replaced the primordial innexins in chordate gap junctions due to an evolutionary bottleneck.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Cavefish cope with environmental hypoxia by developing more erythrocytes and overexpression of hypoxia-inducible genes

    Corine M van der Weele, William R Jeffery
    Astyanax mexicanus cavefish cope with hypoxic environments by expanding embryonic hematopoietic domains, increasing the capacity for erythrocyte development, and constitutive overexpression of hypoxia-inducible genes.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    The population genetics of collateral resistance and sensitivity

    Sarah M Ardell, Sergey Kryazhimskiy
    A theoretical model that considers the diversity of collateral effects among drug resistance mutations provides insights into the development of robust sequential antibiotic treatments.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genetic basis and dual adaptive role of floral pigmentation in sunflowers

    Marco Todesco et al.
    Variation in patterns of floral UV pigmentation is controlled by a single transcription factor in sunflower and affects both pollinator attraction and responses to environmental stresses.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Addition of a carboxy-terminal tail to the normally tailless gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor impairs fertility in female mice

    Chirine Toufaily et al.
    The absence of a carboxy-terminal tail in the GnRH receptor is not required for the preovulatory luteinizing hormone surge and fertility in mammals.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolutionary footprints of a cold relic in a rapidly warming world

    Eva Wolf et al.
    Evolutionary dynamics of polyploid plants of the genus Cochlearia during past periods of rapid climate change indicate increased rates of speciation and diversification in response to pronounced glacial cycles and cold periods in particular.

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    Columbia University, United States
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    University of Colorado Boulder, United States
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    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
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