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  1. The aridity gradient in the eastern Mediterranean offers an opportunity to investigate intra-specific genetic differentiation and local adaptation in plant populations. Here we used genetic (FST) and quantitative...

    Authors: Prabodh Kumar Bajpai, Harel Weiss, Gony Dvir, Nir Hanin, Haggai Wasserstrom and Oz Barazani
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:40
  2. In most arthropods, adult females are larger than males, and male competition is a race to quickly locate and mate with scattered females (scramble competition polygyny). Variation in body size among males may...

    Authors: Romain P. Boisseau, Thies H. Büscher, Lexi J. Klawitter, Stanislav N. Gorb, Douglas J. Emlen and Bret W. Tobalske
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:39
  3. Divergence in the evolutionary interests of males and females leads to sexual conflict. Traditionally, sexual conflict has been classified into two types: inter-locus sexual conflict (IeSC) and intra-locus sex...

    Authors: Manas Geeta Arun, Tejinder Singh Chechi, Rakesh Meena, Shradha Dattaraya Bhosle, Srishti and Nagaraj Guru Prasad
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:38
  4. The 16S mitochondrial rRNA gene is the most widely sequenced molecular marker in amphibian systematic studies, making it comparable to the universal CO1 barcode that is more commonly used in other animal groups. ...

    Authors: Kin Onn Chan, Stefan T. Hertwig, Dario N. Neokleous, Jana M. Flury and Rafe M. Brown
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:37
  5. Wolbachia is a bacterial endosymbiont of many arthropod and nematode species. Due to its capacity to alter host biology, Wolbachia plays an important role in arthropod and nematode ecology and evolution. Sirex no...

    Authors: Joséphine Queffelec, Alisa Postma, Jeremy D. Allison and Bernard Slippers
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:36
  6. Understanding how species biology may facilitate resilience to climate change remains a critical factor in detecting and protecting species at risk of extinction. Many studies have focused on the role of parti...

    Authors: Sean James Buckley, Chris J. Brauer, Peter J. Unmack, Michael P. Hammer and Luciano B. Beheregaray
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:35
  7. The consequences of the K-Pg mass extinction are reflected across present biodiversity, but many faunas that appeared immediately after the extinction event were very different from current ones. Choristodera ...

    Authors: Chase Doran Brownstein
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:34

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:49

  8. Host-parasite interactions represent complex co-evolving systems in which genetic and associated phenotypic variation within a species can significantly affect selective pressures on traits, such as host immun...

    Authors: Samuel Alexander Purkiss, Mouhammad Shadi Khudr, Oscar Enrique Aguinaga and Reinmar Hager
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:33
  9. Merlin’s grass (Isoetes, Isoetaceae, Lycopsida), is the extant remnant of the isoetalean wood-producing lycopsids that originated during the Paleozoic, possibly in aquatic or boggy habitats. Modern day species ar...

    Authors: Eva Larsén, Niklas Wikström, Anbar Khodabandeh and Catarina Rydin
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:32
  10. The Japanese honeybee, Apis cerana japonica, shows a specific defensive behavior, known as a “hot defensive bee ball,” used against the giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. Hundreds of honeybee workers surround a horn...

    Authors: Takahiro Kamioka, Hiromu C. Suzuki, Atsushi Ugajin, Yuta Yamaguchi, Masakazu Nishimura, Tetsuhiko Sasaki, Masato Ono and Masakado Kawata
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:31
  11. The evolutionary history of biodiversity in South America has been poorly studied in the seasonal dry tropical forest (SDTF). Species diversification in this ecosystem may have a twofold explanation. First, in...

    Authors: Carolina Hernández, Mateo Alvarado, Fabian C. Salgado-Roa, Nathalia Ballesteros, Nicol Rueda-M, Jader Oliveira, Kaio Cesar Chaboli Alevi, Joao Aristeu da Rosa, Plutarco Urbano, Camilo Salazar and Juan David Ramírez
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:30
  12. Scallops (Bivalvia: Pectinidae) present extraordinary variance in both mitochondrial genome size, structure and content, even when compared to the extreme diversity documented within Mollusca and Bivalvia. In ...

    Authors: Tamás Malkócs, Amélia Viricel, Vanessa Becquet, Louise Evin, Emmanuel Dubillot and Eric Pante
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:29
  13. Elasmoid scales are one of the most common dermal appendages and can be found in almost all species of bony fish differing greatly in their shape. Whilst the genetic underpinnings behind elasmoid scale develop...

    Authors: Maximilian Wagner, Sandra Bračun, Anna Duenser, Christian Sturmbauer, Wolfgang Gessl and Ehsan Pashay Ahi
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:28
  14. Relative to temperate regions, little is known about bobcats (Lynx rufus) in the Sonoran Desert portion of their range, in part due to the difficulty of sampling an elusive carnivore in harsh desert environments....

    Authors: John Draper, Torrey Rodgers and Julie K. Young
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:25
  15. Through a meta-analysis, Mupepele et al. (BMC Ecol Evol 21:1–193, 2021) assessed the effects of European agroforestry systems on biodiversity, estimated by species richness or species diversity. They showed th...

    Authors: Sébastien Boinot, Karim Barkaoui, Delphine Mézière, Pierre-Eric Lauri, Jean-Pierre Sarthou and Audrey Alignier
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:24

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:65

  16. Previous cytogenetic studies show that the karyotypes of species in Ciconiiformes vary considerably, from 2n = 52 to 78. Their karyotypes include different numbers of small to minute bi-armed chromosomes that ...

    Authors: Jinhuan Wang, Weiting Su, Yi Hu, Shengbin Li, Patricia C. M. O’Brien, Malcolm A. Ferguson-Smith, Fengtang Yang and Wenhui Nie
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:23
  17. Carp gudgeons (genus Hypseleotris) are a prominent part of the Australian freshwater fish fauna, with species distributed around the western, northern, and eastern reaches of the continent. We infer a calibrated ...

    Authors: Christine E. Thacker, James J. Shelley, W. Tyler McCraney, Mark Adams, Michael P. Hammer and Peter J. Unmack
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:22
  18. Sex-biased dispersal is a common and widespread phenomenon that can fundamentally shape the genetic structure of the social environments in which animals live. For animals that live in and move between social ...

    Authors: Aneesh P. H. Bose, Lukas Koch, Johanna Dabernig-Heinz, Jacqueline Grimm, Kristina M. Sefc and Alex Jordan
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:21
  19. Species-rich semi-natural grasslands are impacted by the severe land-use changes that are affecting mountain regions, compromising their high biodiversity value. In particular, sprinkler irrigation and increas...

    Authors: Gerard Martínez-De León, Lauriane Dani, Aline Hayoz-Andrey, Ségolène Humann-Guilleminot, Raphaël Arlettaz and Jean-Yves Humbert
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:19
  20. While a considerable amount of research has explored plant community composition in primary successional systems, little is known about the microbial communities inhabiting these pioneer plant species. Fungal ...

    Authors: Emily R. Wolfe, Robyn Dove, Cassandra Webster and Daniel J. Ballhorn
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:18
  21. Ecomorphs create the opportunity to investigate ecological adaptation because they encompass organisms that evolved characteristic morphologies under similar ecological demands. For over 50 years, scorpions ha...

    Authors: Pedro Coelho, Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou, Pedro Sousa, Mark Stockmann and Arie van der Meijden
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:17
  22. African pangolins are currently experiencing unprecedented levels of harvesting, feeding both local demands and the illegal international trade. So far, the lack of knowledge on the population genetics of Afri...

    Authors: Stanislas Zanvo, Chabi A. M. S. Djagoun, Akomian F. Azihou, Bruno Djossa, Komlan Afiademanyo, Ayodeji Olayemi, Clément Agbangla, Brice Sinsin and Philippe Gaubert
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:16
  23. Heterochrony, change in the rate or timing of development, is thought to be one of the main drivers of morphological evolution, and allometry, trait scaling patterns imposed by size, is traditionally thought t...

    Authors: Carlos J. Pavón-Vázquez, Damien Esquerré and J. Scott Keogh
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:15
  24. Planaxis sulcatus has been touted as a textbook example of poecilogony, with members of this wide-ranging Indo-Pacific marine gastropod said to produce free-swimming veligers as well as brooded juveniles. A recen...

    Authors: Giulia Fassio, Philippe Bouchet, Marco Oliverio and Ellen E. Strong
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:13
  25. This study was carried out in Gerba Dima Forest, South-Western Ethiopia, to determine the floristic composition, species diversity and community types along environmental gradients. Identifying and interpretin...

    Authors: Abyot Dibaba, Teshome Soromessa and Bikila Warkineh
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:12
  26. Physiological processes, as immediate responses to the environment, are important mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity and can influence evolution at ecological time scales. In stressful environments, physiolog...

    Authors: Jelena Mausbach, Anssi Laurila and Katja Räsänen
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:11

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:26

  27. Artificial fishery habitat has been widely used in fishery resource protection and water habitat restoration. Although the bacterioplankton plays an important ecological role in fisheries ecosystems, the effec...

    Authors: Sheng Bi, Han Lai, Dingli Guo, Xuange Liu, Gongpei Wang, Xiaoli Chen, Shuang Liu, Huadong Yi, Yuqin Su and Guifeng Li
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:10
  28. Hibernation allows species to conserve energy and thereby bridge unfavorable environmental conditions. At the same time, hibernation imposes substantial ecological and physiological costs. Understanding how hi...

    Authors: Frauke Meier, Leo Grosche, Christine Reusch, Volker Runkel, Jaap van Schaik and Gerald Kerth
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:7
  29. The ability of overstory tree species to regenerate successfully is important for the preservation of tree species diversity and its associated flora and fauna. This study investigated forest regeneration dyna...

    Authors: Van Vien Pham, Christian Ammer, Peter Annighöfer and Steffi Heinrichs
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:6
  30. Under strong sexual selection, certain species evolve distinct intrasexual, alternative reproductive tactics (ARTs). In many cases, ARTs can be viewed as environmentally-cued threshold traits, such that ARTs c...

    Authors: Adam N. Zeeman, Isabel M. Smallegange, Emily Burdfield Steel, Astrid T. Groot and Kathryn A. Stewart
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:5
  31. Sexual signals produced by males play a central role in sexual selection, but the relationship between these traits and the quality of the bearer are often ambiguous. Secondary sexual traits may represent gene...

    Authors: Violette Chiara, Alberto Velando and Sin-Yeon Kim
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:4
  32. The teleost fish Fundulus heteroclitus inhabit estuaries heavily polluted with persistent and bioaccumulative chemicals. While embryos of parents from polluted sites are remarkably resistant to toxic sediment and...

    Authors: Goran Bozinovic, Zuying Feng, Damian Shea and Marjorie F. Oleksiak
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:3
  33. Visual opsins are expressed in the compound eyes and ocelli of insects and enable light detection. Three distinct phylogenetic groups of visual opsins are found in insects, named long (LW), short (SW) and ultr...

    Authors: Quentin Guignard, Jeremy D. Allison and Bernard Slippers
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:2
  34. The recent rise in cultivation-independent genome sequencing has provided key material to explore uncharted branches of the Tree of Life. This has been particularly spectacular concerning the Archaea, projecting ...

    Authors: Monique Aouad, Jean-Pierre Flandrois, Frédéric Jauffrit, Manolo Gouy, Simonetta Gribaldo and Céline Brochier-Armanet
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:1
  35. The soft-bodied cladobranch sea slugs represent roughly half of the biodiversity of marine nudibranch molluscs on the planet. Despite their global distribution from shallow waters to the deep sea, from tropica...

    Authors: Dario Karmeinski, Karen Meusemann, Jessica A. Goodheart, Michael Schroedl, Alexander Martynov, Tatiana Korshunova, Heike Wägele and Alexander Donath
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2021 21:226
  36. Hangadi watershed is endowed with the only virgin forest in Odo shakisso harbouring high biodiversity, but it has been suffered from anthropogenic activities. This study was conducted to investigate compositio...

    Authors: Berhanu Tamiru, Teshome Soromessa, Bikila Warkineh, Gudina Legesse and Merga Belina
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2021 21:225
  37. To set up successful conservation measures, detailed knowledge on the dispersal and colonization capacities of the focal species and connectivity between populations is of high relevance. We developed species-...

    Authors: Annelore De Ro, An Vanden Broeck, Leen Verschaeve, Ilf Jacobs, Filiep T’Jollyn, Hans Van Dyck and Dirk Maes
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2021 21:224
  38. Wnt genes code for ligands that activate signaling pathways during development in Metazoa. Through the canonical Wnt (cWnt) signaling pathway, these genes regulate important processes in bilaterian development...

    Authors: Raul A. Chavarria, Mandy Game, Briana Arbelaez, Chloe Ramnarine, Zachary K. Snow and Frank W. Smith
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2021 21:223
  39. Habitat disturbance affects the biology and health of animals globally. Understanding the factors that contribute to the differential responses of animals to habitat disturbance is critical for conservation. T...

    Authors: Nicolette McManus, Sheila M. Holmes, Edward E. Louis Jr., Steig E. Johnson, Andrea L. Baden and Katherine R. Amato
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2021 21:222
  40. Non-random associations within and among groups of social animals can provide valuable insight into the function of group living and the evolution of social behaviour. Damaraland mole-rats (Fukomys damarensis) de...

    Authors: Samantha Mynhardt, Lorraine Harris-Barnes, Paulette Bloomer and Nigel C. Bennett
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2021 21:221
  41. Rooted phylogenetic networks are used to display complex evolutionary history involving so-called reticulation events, such as genetic recombination. Various methods have been developed to construct such netwo...

    Authors: Rosanne Wallin, Leo van Iersel, Steven Kelk and Leen Stougie
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2021 21:220
  42. In insect species like Drosophila melanogaster, evolution of increased resistance or evolution of particular traits under specific environmental conditions can lead to energy trade-offs with other crucial life-hi...

    Authors: Karan Singh, Ekta Kochar, Prakhar Gahlot, Karan Bhatt and Nagaraj Guru Prasad
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2021 21:219
  43. Airborne environmental DNA (eDNA) research is an emerging field that focuses on the detection of species from their genetic remnants in the air. The majority of studies into airborne eDNA of plants has until n...

    Authors: Mark D. Johnson, Mohamed Fokar, Robert D. Cox and Matthew A. Barnes
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2021 21:218

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