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  1. Habitat niches of fish species can exert a strong influence on population structure, even on a small geographical scale. In this scope, Pelasgus thesproticus is a great model species to study connectivity in rive...

    Authors: Paul Meulenbroek, Manuel Curto, Paria Priglinger, Kurt Pinter, Spase Shumka, Wolfram Graf, Fritz Schiemer and Harald Meimberg
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:1
  2. Anthropogenic habitat change is occurring rapidly, and organisms can respond through within-generation responses that improve the match between their phenotype and the novel conditions they encounter. But, pla...

    Authors: Gabrielle T. Welsh, Sophia C. Anner, Mary L. Westwood, Victoria Rockwell, Hannah O’Toole, Megan Holiday and Robin M. Tinghitella
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:78
  3. Vertebrate brains show extensive variation in relative size. The expensive brain hypothesis argues that one important source of this variation is linked to a species’ ability to generate the energy required to...

    Authors: Zitan Song, Michael Griesser, Caroline Schuppli and Carel P. van Schaik
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:77
  4. Despite recent advances, reliable tools to simultaneously handle different types of sequencing data (e.g., target capture, genome skimming) for phylogenomics are still scarce. Here, we evaluate the performance...

    Authors: Mustafa Raza, Edgardo M. Ortiz, Lea Schwung, Gentaro Shigita and Hanno Schaefer
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:75
  5. The Hengduan Mountains (HDM) are one of the major global biodiversity hotspots in the world. Several evolutionary scenarios, especially in-situ diversification, have been proposed to account for the high species ...

    Authors: Yixuan Kou, Dengmei Fan, Shanmei Cheng, Yi Yang, Meixia Wang, Yujin Wang and Zhiyong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:74
  6. Osyris lanceolata (Hochst. & Steud.) (Santalaceae) is a multipurpose plant highly valued culturally and economically in Africa. However, O. lanceolata populations have rapidly dwindled in East Africa due to overe...

    Authors: Ben Belden Mugula, S. F. Omondi, Manuel Curto, Samuel Kuria Kiboi, James Ireri Kanya, Anthony Egeru, Paul Okullo and Harald Meimberg
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:73
  7. This study explores the age, growth, and energy storage of Triplophysa rosa, a troglobitic cavefish. A total of 102 wild T. rosa specimens were collected in Wulong County, Chongqing, China, between 2018 and 2022,...

    Authors: Yuan Xu, Yangyang Jing, Jing Zhou, Rui Long, Juanzhu Meng, Ya Yang and Yiping Luo
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:72
  8. The aim of this study is to investigate how climate change influences the distribution of economically and environmentally important species of P. abyssinica and H. citrispinum in Ethiopia. The species distributi...

    Authors: Debela Daba, Birhanu Kagnew, Belay Tefera and Sileshi Nemomissa
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:71
  9. Evidence of correlation between genome size, the nuclear haploid DNA content of a cell, environmental factors and life-history traits have been reported in many animal species. Genome size, however, spans over...

    Authors: Anik Saha, Arianna Bellucci, Sara Fratini, Stefano Cannicci, Claudio Ciofi and Alessio Iannucci
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:69
  10. Ethiopia is a mountainous country with great geographic diversity. The diversified topographic features in Ethiopia made the country have a rich biodiversity forest cover in tropical Africa. This made Ethiopia...

    Authors: Metsehet Yinebeb, Ermias Lulekal and Tamrat Bekele
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:68
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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

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