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The western honey bee, Apis mellifera, provides critical pollination services to agricultural crops worldwide. However, despite substantial interest and prior investigation, the early evolution and subsequent diversification of this important pollinator remain uncertain. The primary hypotheses...

Author(s)
Cridland, J. M.; Tsutsui, N. D.; Ramírez, S. R.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Genome Biology and Evolution, 2017, 9, 2, pp 457-472
Abstract

Background: Clupeid fisheries in Lake Tanganyika (East Africa) provide food for millions of people in one of the world's poorest regions. Due to climate change and overfishing, the clupeid stocks of Lake Tanganyika are declining. We investigate the population structure of the Lake Tanganyika sprat ...

Author(s)
Keyzer, E. L. R. de; Corte, Z. de; Steenberge, M. van; Raeymaekers, J. A. M.; Calboli, F. C. F.; Kmentová, N.; Mulimbwa, T. N.; Virgilio, M.; Vangestel, C.; Mulungula, P. M.; Volckaert, F. A. M.; Vanhove, M. P. M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2019, 19, 6, pp (8 January 2019)
Abstract

Haemonchus contortus is one of the most successful and problematic livestock parasites worldwide. From its apparent evolutionary origins in sub-Saharan Africa, it is now found in small ruminants in almost all regions of the globe, and can infect a range of different domestic and wildlife...

Author(s)
Gilleard, J. S.; Redman, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Advances in Parasitology, 2016, 93, pp 31-68
Abstract

Background: Geological evolution of the African continent has been subject to complex processes including uplift, volcanism, desert formation and tectonic rifting. This complex geology has created substantial biogeographical barriers, and coupled with anthropogenic introductions of freshwater...

Author(s)
Basiita, R. K.; Zenger, K. R.; Mwanja, M. T.; Jerry, D. R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 7, pp e0200001
Abstract

Donkey husbandry in South America is related to a social, cultural, economic, and ecological heritage. Its use is mainly based on agriculture but is also important in human feeding, production of hybrids, and transportation. Mechanization of the agricultural sector may cause concern as the decrease ...

Author(s)
Carneiro, G. F.; Lucena, J. E. C.; Barros, L. de O.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2018, 65, pp 106-110
Abstract

The rapid decline of the African lion (Panthera leo) has raised conservation concerns. In the Savé Valley Conservancy (SVC), in the Lowveld of Zimbabwe, lions were presumably reduced to approximately 5 to 10 individuals. After ten lions were reintroduced in 2005, the population has recovered to...

Author(s)
Tensen, L.; Groom, R. J.; Khuzwayo, J.; Vuuren, B. J. van
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 2, pp e0190369
Abstract

Backgrounds: Apis mellifera scutellata and A.m. capensis (the Cape honey bee) are western honey bee subspecies indigenous to the Republic of South Africa (RSA). Both bees are important for biological and economic reasons. First, A.m. scutellata is the invasive "African honey bee" of the Americas...

Author(s)
Eimanifar, A.; Brooks, S. A.; Bustamante, T.; Ellis, J. D.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Genomics, 2018, 19, 615, pp (15 August 2018)
Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis is an important animal pathogen worldwide that parasitizes wild and domesticated vertebrate livestock as well as humans. A comparison of the five M. bovis complete genomes from the United Kingdom, South Korea, Brazil, and the United States revealed four novel large-scale...

Author(s)
Patané, J. S. L.; Martins Júnior, J.; Castelão, A. B.; Nishibe, C.; Montera, L.; Bigi, F.; Zumárraga, M. J.; Cataldi, A. A.; Fonseca Junior, A.; Roxo, E.; Osório, A. L. A. R.; Jorge, K. S.; Thacker, T. C.; Almeida, N. F.; Araújo, F. R.; Setubal, J. C.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Genome Biology and Evolution, 2017, 9, 3, pp 521-535
Abstract

Small ruminants are important components in the livelihood of millions of households in many parts of the world. The spread of the highly contagious peste des petits ruminants (PPR) disease, which is caused by an RNA virus, PPRV, across Asia and Africa remains a major concern. The present study...

Author(s)
Abinash Padhi; Ma Li
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2014, 4, 1, pp 07040
Abstract

Butana and Kenana breeds from Sudan are part of the East African zebu Bos indicus type of cattle. Unlike other indigenous zebu cattle in Africa, they are unique due to their reputation for high milk production and are regarded as dairy cattle, the only ones of their kind on the African continent....

Author(s)
Salim, B.; Taha, K. M.; Hanotte, O.; Mwacharo, J. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Genetics, 2014, 45, 6, pp 782-790

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