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Gene duplication in an African cichlid adaptive radiation

Machado HE, Jui G, Joyce DA, Reilly CR 3rd, Lunt DH, Renn SC: Gene duplication in an African cichlid adaptive radiation. BMC Genomics 2014, 15:161. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-161

BACKGROUND: Gene duplication is a source of evolutionary innovation and can contribute to the divergence of lineages; however, the relative importance of this process remains to be determined. […]

The Ancient Britons: Groundwater fauna survived extreme climate changes over tens of millions of years across NW Europe

McInerney CE, Maurice L, Robertson AL, Knight LRFD, Arnscheidt J, Venditti C, Dooley JSG, Mathers T, Matthijs S, Eriksson K, Proudlove GS, Hänfling B: The ancient Britons: groundwater fauna survived extreme climate change over tens of millions of years across NW Europe. Mol Ecol 2014, 23:1153–1166.

Global climate changes during the Cenozoic (65.5–0 Ma) caused major […]

Bird migratory flyways influence the phylogeography of the invasive brine shrimp Artemia franciscana

Muñoz J, Amat F, Green AJ, Figuerola J, Gómez A. (2013) PeerJ 1:e200 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.200
Since Darwin’s time, waterbirds have been considered an important vector for the dispersal of continental aquatic invertebrates. Bird movements have facilitated the worldwide invasion of the American brine shrimp Artemia franciscana, transporting cysts (diapausing eggs), and favouring rapid range expansions […]