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  1. The evening primrose family (Onagraceae) includes 664 species (803 taxa) with a center of diversity in the Americas, especially western North America. Ongoing research in Onagraceae includes exploring striking...

    Authors: Rick P. Overson, Matthew G. Johnson, Lindsey L. Bechen, Sylvia P. Kinosian, Norman A. Douglas, Jeremie B. Fant, Peter C. Hoch, Rachel A. Levin, Michael J. Moore, Robert A. Raguso, Warren L. Wagner, Krissa A. Skogen and Norman J. Wickett
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:66
  2. Climate change coupled with other anthropogenic pressures may affect the extent of suitable habitat for species and thus their distributions. This is particularly true for species occupying high-altitude habit...

    Authors: Ahmed Seid Ahmed, Desalegn Chala, Chala Adugna Kufa, Anagaw Atickem, Afework Bekele, Jens-Christian Svenning and Dietmar Zinner
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:65
  3. The negative impacts of climate change on biodiversity are consistently increasing. Developmental stages are particularly sensitive in many ectotherms. Moreover, sex-specific differences in how organisms cope ...

    Authors: Marta A. Santos, Marta A. Antunes, Afonso Grandela, Ana Carromeu-Santos, Ana S. Quina, Mauro Santos, Margarida Matos and Pedro Simões
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:64
  4. The transition from notochord to vertebral column is a crucial milestone in chordate evolution and in prenatal development of all vertebrates. As ossification of the vertebral bodies proceeds, involutions of r...

    Authors: Rahul Raghavan, Ugo Coppola, Yushi Wu, Chibuike Ihewulezi, Lenny J. Negrón-Piñeiro, Julie E. Maguire, Justin Hong, Matthew Cunningham, Han Jo Kim, Todd J. Albert, Abdullah M. Ali, Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet, Filomena Ristoratore, Chitra L. Dahia and Anna Di Gregorio
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:63
  5. Cetaceans (whales, porpoises, and dolphins) are a lineage of aquatic mammals from which some species became giants. Only recently, gigantism has been investigated from the molecular point of view. Studies focu...

    Authors: Felipe A. Silva, Agnello C. R. Picorelli, Giovanna S. Veiga and Mariana F. Nery
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:62
  6. Bats provide ecologically and agriculturally important ecosystem services but are currently experiencing population declines caused by multiple environmental stressors, including mortality from white-nose synd...

    Authors: Ashton M. Wiens, Amber Schorg, Jennifer Szymanski and Wayne E. Thogmartin
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:61
  7. Cyclic di-guanylate (c-di-GMP), synthesized by diguanylate cyclase, is a major second messenger in prokaryotes, where it triggers biofilm formation. The dictyostelid social amoebas acquired diguanylate cyclase (d...

    Authors: Yoshinori Kawabe, Qingyou Du, Takaaki B. Narita, Craig Bell, Christina Schilde, Koryu Kin and Pauline Schaap
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:60
  8. Recent developments, including new imaging and ancient environmental DNA (aeDNA) technologies, are providing unprecedented insights into the past, which can also help researchers predict future ecological chan...

    Authors: Michael Pittman and Yucheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:59
  9. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease posing a significant threat to public health. Dengue virus (DENV) evolution is often characterized by lineage turnover, which, along with ecological and immunological f...

    Authors: Panpim Thongsripong, Sean V. Edgerton, Sandra Bos, Saira Saborío, Guillermina Kuan, Angel Balmaseda, Eva Harris and Shannon N. Bennett
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:58
  10. According to the IUCN Red List the anadromous houting Coregonus oxyrinchus is categorized as ‘extinct’. However, this extinct status might be incorrect because taxonomic difference between C. oxyrinchus and the c...

    Authors: R. Kroes, Y. Winkel, J. A. J. Breeuwer, E. E. van Loon, S. P. Loader, J. S. Maclaine, P. F. M. Verdonschot and H. G. van der Geest
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:57
  11. Woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) is a typical indicator of cold-stage climate that was widely distributed in Northern Hemisphere during the Middle-Late Pleistocene. Although a plethora of fossils have ...

    Authors: Junxia Yuan, Guojiang Sun, Bo Xiao, Jiaming Hu, Linying Wang, Taogetongqimuge, Lei Bao, Yamei Hou, Shiwen Song, Shan Jiang, Yong Wu, Dong Pan, Yang Liu, Michael V. Westbury, Xulong Lai and Guilian Sheng
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:56
  12. The sturgeon group has been economically significant worldwide due to caviar production. Sturgeons consist of 27 species in the world. Mitogenome data could be used to infer genetic diversity and investigate t...

    Authors: Khadijeh Dadkhah, Ghodrat Rahimi Mianji, Ali Barzegar and Ayoub Farhadi
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:55
  13. Cancer cell populations evolve by a stepwise process involving natural selection of the fittest variants within a tissue ecosystem context and as modified by therapy. Genomic scrutiny of patient samples reveal...

    Authors: Marcela Braga Mansur and Mel Greaves
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:54
  14. Anthropomorphic activities have caused major damage to ecosystems worldwide. Although documenting this damage is important, implementing measures to halt and reverse ecosystem decline is critical and is now be...

    Authors: Nancy Shackelford and Carmel McDougall
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:52
  15. Biodiversity is generally reduced when non-native species invade an ecosystem. Invasive crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, populate California freshwater streams, and in the Santa Monica Mountains (Los Angeles, USA),...

    Authors: Gary M. Bucciarelli, Sierra J. Smith, Justin J. Choe, Phoebe D. Shin, Robert N. Fisher and Lee B. Kats
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:51
  16. No phenotypic trait evolves independently of all other traits, but the cause of trait-trait coevolution is poorly understood. While the coevolution could arise simply from pleiotropic mutations that simultaneo...

    Authors: Daohan Jiang and Jianzhi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:50
  17. Mitochondrial respiration plays a central role in the survival of many eukaryotes, including apicomplexan parasites. A 479-bp fragment from the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene is widely used as a barcode to id...

    Authors: Xinyi Wang, Staffan Bensch, Xi Huang and Lu Dong
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:49
  18. Plankton seascape genomics studies have revealed different trends from large-scale weak differentiation to microscale structures. Previous studies have underlined the influence of the environment and seascape ...

    Authors: Romuald Laso-Jadart, Michael O’Malley, Adam M. Sykulski, Christophe Ambroise and Mohammed-Amin Madoui
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:46
  19. Intraspecific public goods are commonly shared within microbial populations, where the benefits of public goods are largely limited to closely related conspecifics. One example is the production of iron-scaven...

    Authors: Siobhán O’Brien, Christopher T. Culbert and Timothy G. Barraclough
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:45
  20. Neck elongation has appeared independently in several tetrapod groups, including giraffes and sauropod dinosaurs on land, birds and pterosaurs in the air, and sauropterygians (plesiosaurs and relatives) in the...

    Authors: Qi-Ling Liu, Long Cheng, Thomas L. Stubbs, Benjamin C. Moon, Michael J. Benton, Chun-Bo Yan and Li Tian
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:44
  21. Dry evergreen montane forests of Ethiopia provide economic and ecological services for the community but it is under several threats of natural and anthropogenic disturbances. The study aimed to investigate th...

    Authors: Yitayih Dagne and Liyew Birhanu
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:43
  22. The widespread Indo-Pacific coral species Pocillopora acuta Lamarck, 1816 displays varying levels of asexual versus sexual reproduction, with strong repercussions on genetic diversity, connectivity and genetic st...

    Authors: Anna Fiesinger, Christoph Held, Frank Melzner, Lalita Putchim, Thorsten B. H. Reusch, Andrea L. Schmidt and Marlene Wall
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:42
  23. The Mexican tetra, Astyanax mexicanus, includes interfertile surface-dwelling and cave-dwelling morphs, enabling powerful studies aimed at uncovering genes involved in the evolution of cave-associated traits. Com...

    Authors: Amanda K. Powers, Carole Hyacinthe, Misty R. Riddle, Young Kwang Kim, Alleigh Amaismeier, Kathryn Thiel, Brian Martineau, Emma Ferrante, Rachel L. Moran, Suzanne E. McGaugh, Tyler E. Boggs, Joshua B. Gross and Clifford J. Tabin
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:41
  24. Rodents form the largest order among mammals in terms of species diversity, and home range is the area where an individual normally moves during its normal daily activities. Information about rodent home range...

    Authors: James Ssuuna, Rhodes H. Makundi, Simon J. Chidodo, Moses Isabirye, Nsajigwa E. Mbije and Loth S. Mulungu
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:40
  25. In spite of extensive research, cancer remains a major health problem worldwide. As cancer progresses, cells acquire traits that allow them to disperse and disseminate to distant locations in the body – a proc...

    Authors: Jorian D. Hapeman, Caroline S. Carneiro and Aurora M. Nedelcu
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:39
  26. In 2023, researchers from around the world entered the BMC Ecology and Evolution photography competition. As a result, we received a spectacular collection of photographs that capture the wonder of nature, those ...

    Authors: Jennifer Harman, Christy A. Hipsley, Luke M. Jacobus, David A. Liberles, Josef Settele and Arne Traulsen
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:32
  27. Modern baleen whales are unique as large-sized filter feeders, but their roles were replicated much earlier by diverse marine reptiles of the Mesozoic. Here, we investigate convergence in skull morphology betw...

    Authors: Zi-Chen Fang, Jiang-Li Li, Chun-Bo Yan, Ya-Rui Zou, Li Tian, Bi Zhao, Michael J. Benton, Long Cheng and Xu-Long Lai
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:36
  28. Phylogeographical approaches explain the genetic diversity of local organisms in the context of their geological and geographic environments. Thus, genetic diversity can be a proxy for geological history. Here...

    Authors: Wakana Harigai, Aya Saito, Chika Zemmoto, Shigenori Karasawa, Touta Yokoi, Atsushi J. Nagano, Hitoshi Suzuki and Masanobu Yamamoto
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:38
  29. The unicellular ancestors of modern-day multicellular organisms were remarkably complex. They had an extensive set of regulatory and signalling genes, an intricate life cycle and could change their behaviour i...

    Authors: Renske M. A. Vroomans and Enrico Sandro Colizzi
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:35
  30. To date, plastid genomes have been published for all but two holoparasitic angiosperm families. However, only a single or a few plastomes represent most of these families. Of the approximately 40 genera of hol...

    Authors: Elijah Mbandi Mkala, Matthias Jost, Xiang Dong, Geoffrey Mwachala, Paul Mutuku Musili, Stefan Wanke, Guang-Wan Hu and Qing-Feng Wang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:34
  31. Reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi) are globally distributed in tropical and subtropical seas. Their life history traits (slow growth, late maturity, low reproductive output) make them vulnerable to perturbations an...

    Authors: Jonathan L. Whitney, Richard R. Coleman and Mark H. Deakos
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:31
  32. The global food system is the predominant driver of biodiversity loss. Consequently, there is an increasing need to transition towards more sustainable and resilient agri-food systems to protect, restore and p...

    Authors: Jessica Knapp and Andrea Sciarretta
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:29
  33. The false codling moth (FCM), Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick, 1913), is a significant pest of various important economic crops and is a EU quarantine pest. In the last decade the pest has been reported on Rosa

    Authors: Bart T.L.H. van de Vossenberg, Tom H. van Noort, Sanne H.Z. Hooiveld-Knoppers, Lucas P. van der Gouw, Jan E.J. Mertens and Antoon J.M. Loomans
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:28
  34. Ictalurus is one of the most representative groups of North American freshwater fishes. Although this group has a well-studied fossil record and has been the subject of several morphological and molecular phyloge...

    Authors: Rodolfo Pérez-Rodríguez, Omar Domínguez-Domínguez, Carlos Pedraza-Lara, Rogelio Rosas-Valdez, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León, Ana Berenice García-Andrade and Ignacio Doadrio
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:27
  35. Climate affects the thermal adaptation and distribution of hosts, and drives the spread of Chytridiomycosis—a keratin-associated infectious disease of amphibians caused by the sister pathogens Batrachochytrium de...

    Authors: Dan Sun, Gajaba Ellepola, Jayampathi Herath and Madhava Meegaskumbura
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:26
  36. The ‘wallflower’ hypothesis proposes females mate indiscriminately to avoid reproductive delays. Post-copulatory mechanisms may then allow ‘trading up’, favouring paternity of future mates. We tested links bet...

    Authors: Lenka Sentenská, Catherine E. Scott, Luciana Baruffaldi and Maydianne C. B. Andrade
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:25
  37. The major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which encodes molecules that recognize various pathogens and parasites and initiates the adaptive immune response in vertebrates, is renowned for its exceptional pol...

    Authors: Jamie Winternitz, Nayden Chakarov, Tony Rinaud, Meinolf Ottensmann and Oliver Krüger
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:24
  38. Selection pressure exerted by pathogens can influence patterns of genetic diversity in the host. In the immune system especially, numerous genes encode proteins involved in antagonistic interactions with patho...

    Authors: Mridula Nandakumar, Max Lundberg, Fredric Carlsson and Lars Råberg
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:21
  39. Despite intensive research, cancer remains a major health problem. The difficulties in treating cancer reflect the complex nature of this disease, including high levels of heterogeneity within tumours. Intra-t...

    Authors: Caroline S. Carneiro, Jorian D. Hapeman and Aurora M. Nedelcu
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:20

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