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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

Natural selection in domestic dogs is of great interest in evolutionary biology since dogs have migrated to every inhabited continent of the world alongside humans, and adapted to diverse environments. Here, we explored their demographic history and genetic basis of adaptation to the tropical...

Author(s)
Liu YanHu; Wang Lu; Xu Tao; Guo XiaoMin; Li Yang; Yin TingTing; Yang HeChuan; Hu Yang; Adeola, A. C.; Sanke, O. J.; Otecko, N. O.; Wang Meng; Ma YaPing; Charles, O. S.; Sinding, M. H. S.; Shyam Gopalakrishnan; Samaniego, J. A.; Hansen, A. J.; Fernandes, C.; Gaubert, P.; Budd, J.; Dawuda, P. M.; Rueness, E. K.; Jiang LuBin; Zhai WeiWei; Gilbert, M. T. P. (et al)
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2018, 35, 2, pp 287-298
Abstract

African swine fever (ASF) is a complex infectious disease of swine that constitutes devastating impacts on animal health and the world economy. Here, we investigated the evolutionary epidemiology of ASF virus (ASFV) in Eurasia and Africa using the concatenated gene sequences of the viral protein 72 ...

Author(s)
Alkhamis, M. A.; Gallardo, C.; Jurado, C.; Soler, A.; Arias, M.; Sánchez-Vizcaíno, J. M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 2, pp e0192565
Abstract

Wild ducks and gulls are the major reservoirs for avian influenza A viruses (AIVs). The mechanisms that drive AIV evolution are complex at sites where various duck and gull species from multiple flyways breed, winter, or stage. The Republic of Georgia is located at the intersection of three...

Author(s)
Venkatesh, D.; Poen, M. J.; Bestebroer, T. M.; Scheuer, R. D.; Oanh Vuong; Chkhaidze, M.; Machablishvili, A.; Mamuchadze, J.; Ninua, L.; Fedorova, N. B.; Halpin, R. A.; Lin XuDong; Ransier, A.; Stockwell, T. B.; Wentworth, D. E.; Kriti, D.; Dutta, J.; Bakel, H. van; Puranik, A.; Slomka, M. J.; Essen, S.; Brown, I. H.; Fouchier, R. A. M.; Lewis, N. S.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, D.C., USA
Citation
Journal of Virology, 2018, 92, 15, pp e00433-18
Abstract

The aim of this work was to determine the evolutionary relationship among tick populations of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato distributed in Africa north of the Sahara and different lineages of R. sanguineus s.l. distributed in different regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, America and Europe through ...

Author(s)
Chitimia-Dobler, L.; Langguth, J.; Pfeffer, M.; Kattner, S.; Küpper, T.; Friese, D.; Dobler, G.; Guglielmone, A. A.; Nava, S.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2017, 239, pp 1-6
Abstract

Among the genotype/species causing cystic echinococcosis, the taxonomic status of Echinococcus canadensis is only partially resolved. Within E. canadensis, four genotypes (G6, G7, G8 and G10) have been described based on short mitochondrial sequences, of which G6 and G7 (the 'camel' and the 'pig'...

Author(s)
Addy, F.; Wassermann, M.; Kagendo, D.; Ebi, D.; Zeyhle, E.; Elmahdi, I. E.; Umhang, G.; Casulli, A.; Harandi, M. F.; Aschenborn, O.; Kern, P.; Mackenstedt, U.; Romig, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2017, 47, 14, pp 923-931
Abstract

The genus Physa (=Physella) includes the most abundant and diverse freshwater gastropods native to North America. Due to their invasive nature many species occur throughout the world. The most abundant species, Physa acuta, has been introduced to Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia by human commerce ...

Author(s)
Raković, M. J.; Raković, M. B.; Petrović, A. M.; Popović, N. Z.; Ðuknić, J. A.; Naunovic, Z. Z.; Paunović, M. M.
Publisher
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heraklion, Greece
Citation
Mediterranean Marine Science, 2016, 17, 1, pp 292-301
Abstract

Recent incursions of bluetongue virus (BTV) into previously naive geographical areas have emphasised the need to better understand virus movement and epidemiology. Several bluetongue virus (BTV) serotypes are known to exist in India, and some serotype viruses have been isolated. However, the...

Author(s)
Rao, P. P.; Reddy, Y. V.; Keerti Meena; Karunasree, N.; Susmitha, B.; Madala Uma; Prasad, P. U. V. S.; Chaitanya, P.; Reddy, Y. N.; Hegde, N. R.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Virus Genes, 2012, 44, 2, pp 286-294
Abstract

Complementary nuclear (28S rRNA) and mitochondrial (COI+II) gene markers were sequenced from the blowflies, Lucilia cuprina and L. sericata, from Europe, Africa, North America, Australasia and Hawaii. Populations of the two species were phylogenetically distinct at both genes, with one exception....

Author(s)
Stevens, J. R.; Wall, R.; Wells, J. D.
Publisher
Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK
Citation
Insect Molecular Biology, 2002, 11, 2, pp 141-148
Abstract

Among Polystomatidae (Monogenea), the genus Polystoma, which mainly infests neobatrachian hosts, is the most diverse and occurs principally in Africa, from where half the species have been reported. Previous molecular phylogenetic studies have shown that this genus originated in South America, and...

Author(s)
Bentz, S.; Leroy, S.; Preez, L. du; Mariaux, J.; Vaucher, C.; Verneau, O.
Publisher
Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2001, 31, 7, pp 697-705

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