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  1. Host–pathogen interactions can lead to dramatic changes in host feeding behaviour. One aspect of this includes self-medication, where infected individuals consume substances such as toxins or alter their macro...

    Authors: Thorben Sieksmeyer, Shulin He, M. Alejandra Esparza-Mora, Shixiong Jiang, Vesta Petrašiūnaitė, Benno Kuropka, Ronald Banasiak, Mara Jean Julseth, Christoph Weise, Paul R. Johnston, Alexandro Rodríguez-Rojas and Dino P. McMahon
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:67
  2. A small hyolith, with a triangular operculum and a conical-pyramidal conch with a sharp apex, originally documented as Ambrolinevitus ventricosus, is revised based on new material from the Chengjiang biota. The o...

    Authors: Fan Liu, Christian B. Skovsted, Timothy P. Topper and Zhifei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:64
  3. Social wasps Polistes, Ropalidia, and Parapolybia, belonging to the subfamily Polistinae, have obviously different distribution patterns, yet the factors leading to this difference remain unknown.

    Authors: Li Luo, Pan Huang, Bin Chen and Ting-Jing Li
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:63
  4. An accurate timescale of evolutionary history is essential to testing hypotheses about the influence of historical events and processes, and the timescale for evolution is increasingly derived from analysis of...

    Authors: Andrew M. Ritchie, Xia Hua and Lindell Bromham
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:61
  5. Dinosaur eggs containing embryos are rare, limiting our understanding of dinosaur development. Recently, a clutch of subspherical dinosaur eggs was discovered while blasting for a construction project in the U...

    Authors: Lida Xing, Kecheng Niu, Tzu-Ruei Yang, Donghao Wang, Tetsuto Miyashita and Jordan C. Mallon
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:60
  6. Members of Euglenozoa (Discoba) are known for unorthodox rDNA organization. In Euglenida rDNA is located on extrachromosomal circular DNA. In Kinetoplastea and Euglenida the core of the large ribosomal subunit...

    Authors: Paweł Hałakuc, Anna Karnkowska and Rafał Milanowski
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:59
  7. The rising temperature of the oceans has been identified as the primary driver of mass coral reef declines via coral bleaching (expulsion of photosynthetic endosymbionts). Marine protected areas (MPAs) have be...

    Authors: Jack V. Johnson, Jaimie T. A. Dick and Daniel Pincheira-Donoso
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:58

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:81

  8. Approximately 50% of freshwater turtles worldwide are currently threatened by habitat loss, rural development and altered stream flows. Paradoxically, reptiles are understudied organisms, with many species lac...

    Authors: Cecilia Villacorta-Rath, Thomas Espinoza, Bernie Cockayne, Jason Schaffer and Damien Burrows
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:57
  9. The genus Ligusticum belongs to Apiaceae, and its taxonomy has long been a major difficulty. A robust phylogenetic tree is the basis of accurate taxonomic classification of Ligusticum. We herein used 26 (includin...

    Authors: Ting Ren, Dengfeng Xie, Chang Peng, Lingjian Gui, Megan Price, Songdong Zhou and Xingjin He
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:55
  10. Canalization, or buffering, is defined as developmental stability in the face of genetic and/or environmental perturbations. Understanding how canalization works is important in predicting how species survive ...

    Authors: Atsuko Sato, Gina M. Oba, Nathanael Aubert-Kato, Kei Yura and John Bishop
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:53
  11. Intense conversion of tropical forests into agricultural systems contributes to habitat loss and the decline of ecosystem functions. Plant-pollinator interactions buffer the process of forest fragmentation, en...

    Authors: Carina Carneiro de Melo Moura, Christina A. Setyaningsih, Kevin Li, Miryam Sarah Merk, Sonja Schulze, Rika Raffiudin, Ingo Grass, Hermann Behling, Teja Tscharntke, Catrin Westphal and Oliver Gailing
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:51
  12. Insects have exceptionally fast smelling capabilities, and some can track the temporal structure of odour plumes at rates above 100 Hz. It has been hypothesized that this fast smelling capability is an adaptat...

    Authors: Stefanie Neupert, Graham A. McCulloch, Brodie J. Foster, Jonathan M. Waters and Paul Szyszka
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:50

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:56

  13. As the major suppliers of food for higher consumers, phytoplankton are closely related to the yield, nutritional ingredients and even toxin contents of mariculture animals, potentially influencing the human he...

    Authors: Ning Kong, Zhaoqun Liu, Zichao Yu, Qiang Fu, Huan Li, Yukun Zhang, Xiao Fang, Fuchong Zhang, Chao Liu, Lingling Wang and Linsheng Song
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:48
  14. Supergenes are chromosomal regions with tightly linked clusters of alleles that control compound phenotypic traits. Supergenes have been demonstrated to contribute to the maintenance of polymorphisms within po...

    Authors: Darin McGuire, Madison Sankovitz and Jessica Purcell
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:47
  15. Mitochondrial (mt) nucleotide sequence data has been by far the most common tool employed to investigate evolutionary relationships. While often considered to be more useful for shallow evolutionary scales, mt...

    Authors: Jovana M. Jasso-Martínez, Donald L. J. Quicke, Sergey A. Belokobylskij, Bernardo F. Santos, José L. Fernández-Triana, Robert R. Kula and Alejandro Zaldívar-Riverón
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:46
  16. Keel flowers are bilaterally symmetrical, pentamerous flowers with three different petal types and reproductive organs enclosed by keel petals; generally there is also connation of floral parts such as stamens...

    Authors: Deniz Aygören Uluer, Félix Forest, Scott Armbruster and Julie A. Hawkins
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:45
  17. Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique hosts a large population of baboons, numbering over 200 troops. Gorongosa baboons have been tentatively identified as part of Papio ursinus on the basis of previous limited m...

    Authors: Cindy Santander, Ludovica Molinaro, Giacomo Mutti, Felipe I. Martínez, Jacinto Mathe, Maria Joana Ferreira da Silva, Matteo Caldon, Gonzalo Oteo-Garcia, Vera Aldeias, Will Archer, Marion Bamford, Dora Biro, René Bobe, David R. Braun, Philippa Hammond, Tina Lüdecke…
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:44
  18. The phylogenetic ecology of the Afro-Asian dragonfly genus Trithemis has been investigated previously by Damm et al. (in Mol Phylogenet Evol 54:870–882, 2010) and wing ecomorphology by Outomuro et al. (in J Evol ...

    Authors: Norman MacLeod, Benjamin Price and Zackary Stevens
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:43
  19. Standing genetic variation is important especially in immune response-related genes because of threats to wild populations like the emergence of novel pathogens. Genetic variation at the major histocompatibili...

    Authors: Rachel M. Cook, Brittany Suttner, Rachael M. Giglio, Margaret L. Haines and Emily K. Latch
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:42
  20. Ecological diversification is the result of divergent natural selection by contrasting habitat characteristics that favours the evolution of distinct phenotypes. This process can happen in sympatry and in allo...

    Authors: Seraina E. Bracamonte, Melinda J. Hofmann, Carlos Lozano-Martín, Christophe Eizaguirre and Marta Barluenga
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:41
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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

  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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

  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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