Tag: Diversification

Biology

Genetic and functional diversification of chemosensory pathway receptors in mosquito-borne filarial nematodes

Newsemia
by Nicolas J. Wheeler, Zachary W. Heimark, Paul M. Airs, Alexis Mann, Lyric C. Bartholomay, Mostafa Zamanian Lymphatic filariasis (LF) afflicts over 60 million people...
Biology

Macroevolutionary Analyses Suggest That Environmental Factors, Not Venom Apparatus, Play Key Role in Terebridae Marine Snail Diversification

Newsemia
Abstract How species diversification occurs remains an unanswered question in predatory marine invertebrates, such as sea snails of the family Terebridae. However, the anatomical disparity...
Biology

Diversification of the type IV filament superfamily into machines for adhesion, protein secretion, DNA uptake, and motility

Newsemia
by Rémi Denise, Sophie S. Abby, Eduardo P. C. Rocha Processes of molecular innovation require tinkering and shifting in the function of existing genes. How...
Biology

Rapid antigen diversification through mitotic recombination in the human malaria parasite <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i>

Newsemia
by Xu Zhang, Noah Alexander, Irina Leonardi, Christopher Mason, Laura A. Kirkman, Kirk W. Deitsch Malaria parasites possess the remarkable ability to maintain chronic infections...
Biology

Stochastic Character Mapping of State-Dependent Diversification Reveals the Tempo of Evolutionary Decline in Self-Compatible Onagraceae Lineages

Newsemia
Abstract A major goal of evolutionary biology is to identify key evolutionary transitions that correspond with shifts in speciation and extinction rates. Stochastic character mapping...
Biology

A Notch-mediated, temporal asymmetry in BMP pathway activation promotes photoreceptor subtype diversification

Newsemia
by Elise Cau, Brice Ronsin, Laurianne Bessière, Patrick Blader Neural progenitors produce neurons whose identities can vary as a function of the time that specification...

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