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    • The Changing pace of Insular Life: 5000 Years of Microevolution in the Orkney Vole (microtus Arvalis Orcadensis) 

      Cucchi, T.; Barnett, R.; Martínková, N.; Renaud, S.; Renvoisé, E.; Evin, A.; Sheridan, A.; Mainland, I.; Wickham?Jones, C.; Tougard, C.; Quéré, J.P.; Pascal, M.; Pascal, M.; Heckel, G.; O'Higgins, P.; Searle, J.B.; Dobney, K.M. (Society for the Study of Evolution, 2014-06-23)
      Island evolution may be expected to involve fast initial morphological divergence followed by stasis. We tested this model using the dental phenotype of modern and ancient common voles (Microtus arvalis), introduced onto ...
    • Synchronous diversification of Sulawesi’s iconic artiodactyls driven by recent geological events 

      Frantz, Laurent A. F.; Rudzinski, Anna; Nugraha, Abang Mansyursyah Surya; Evin, Allowen; Burton, James; Hulme-Beaman, Ardern; Linderholm, Anna; Barnett, Ross; Vega, Rodrigo; Irving-Pease, Evan K.; Haile, James; Allen, Richard; Leus, Kristin; Shephard, Jill; Hillyer, Mia; Gillemot, Sarah; van den Hurk, Jeroen; Ogle, Sharron; Atofanei, Cristina; Thomas, Mark G.; Johansson, Friederike; Mustari, Abdul Haris; Williams, John; Mohamad, Kusdiantoro; Damayanti, Chandramaya Siska; Wiryadi, Ita Djuwita; Obbles, Dagmar; Mona, Stephano; Day, Hally; Yasin, Muhammad; Meker, Stefan; McGuire, Jimmy A.; Evans, Ben J.; von Rintelen, Thomas; Ho, Simon Y. W.; Searle, J. B.; Kitchener, Andrew C.; Macdonald, Alastair A.; Shaw, Darren J.; Hall, Robert; Galbusera, Peter; Larson, Greger (The Royal Society, 2018-04-11)
      The high degree of endemism on Sulawesi has previously been suggested to have vicariant origins, dating back to 40 Ma. Recent studies, however, suggest that much of Sulawesi's fauna assembled over the last 15 Myr. Here, ...
    • The hypothetical Old-Northern chromosome race of Sorex araneus found in the Ural Mts 

      Polyakov, A.V.; Borodin, P.M.; Luká?ová, L.; Searle, J.B.; Zima, J. (Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board, 1997)
      Chromosomes of two populations of the common shrew, Sorex araneus L. (Mammalia, Insectivora, Soricidae), from the northern Ural Mts. were investigated. In both sites, homozygous, all-metacentric autosomal complements were ...
    • Playing Hide-and-Seek in Beta-Globin Genes: Gene Conversion Transferring a Beneficial Mutation between Differentially Expressed Gene Duplicates 

      Strážnická, Michaela; Marková, Silvia; Searle, J. B.; Kotlík, Petr (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-10-12)
      Increasing evidence suggests that adaptation to diverse environments often involves selection on existing variation rather than new mutations. A previous study identified a nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) ...
    • R2d2 Drives Selfish Sweeps in the House Mouse 

      Didion, John P.; Morgan, Andrew P.; Yadgary, Liran; Bell, Timothy A.; McMullan, Rachel C.; Ortiz de Solorzano, Lydia; Britton-Davidian, Janice; Bult, Carol J.; Campbell, Karl J.; Castiglia, Riccardo; Ching, Yung-Hao; Chunco, Amanda J.; Crowley, James J.; Chesler, Elissa J.; Förster, Daniel W.; French, John E.; Gabriel, Sofia I.; Gatti, Daniel M.; Garland, Theodore; Giagia-Athanasopoulou, Eva B.; Giménez, Mabel D.; Grize, Sofia A.; Gündüz, ?slam; Holmes, Andrew; Hauffe, Heidi C.; Herman, Jeremy S.; Holt, James M.; Hua, Kunjie; Jolley, Wesley J.; Lindholm, Anna K.; López-Fuster, María J.; Mitsainas, George; da Luz Mathias, Maria; McMillan, Leonard; da Graça Morgado Ramalhinho, Maria; Rehermann, Barbara; Rosshart, Stephan P.; Searle, J. B.; Shiao, Meng-Shin; Solano, Emanuela; Svenson, Karen L.; Thomas-Laemont, Patricia; Threadgill, David W.; Ventura, Jacint; Weinstock, George M.; Pomp, Daniel; Churchill, Gary A.; Pardo-Manuel de Villena, Fernando (Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2016-02-15)
      A selective sweep is the result of strong positive selection driving newly occurring or standing genetic variants to fixation, and can dramatically alter the pattern and distribution of allelic diversity in a population. ...
    • Reconstructing Asian faunal introductions to eastern Africa from multi-proxy biomolecular and archaeological datasets 

      Prendergast, M.E.; Buckley, M.; Crowther, A.; Eager, H.; Frantz, L.; Lebrasseur, O.; Hutterer, R.; Hulme-Beaman, A.; Van Neer, W.; Douka, K.; Veall, M.-A.; Quintana Morales, E.M.; Schuenemann, V.J.; Reiter, E.; Allen, R.; Helm, R.; Shipton, C.; Mwebi, O.; Denys, C.; Horton, M.; Wynne-Jones, S.; Fleisher, J.; Radimilahy, C.; Wright, H.; Searle, J.B.; Krause, J.; Larson, G.; Boivin, N.L. (Public Library of Science, 2017-08)
      Human-mediated biological exchange has had global social and ecological impacts. In sub-Saharan Africa, several domestic and commensal animals were introduced from Asia in the pre-modern period; however, the timing and ...
    • Staggered chromosomal hybrid zones in the house mouse: relevance to reticulate evolution and speciation 

      Gündüz, ?.; Pollock, C.L.; Giménez, M.D.; Förster, D.W.; White, T.A.; Sans-Fuentes, M.A.; Hauffe, H.C.; Ventura, J.; López-Fuster, M.J.; Searle, J.B. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Insitute (MDPI), 2010-09)
      In the house mouse there are numerous chromosomal races distinguished by different combinations of metacentric chromosomes. These may come into contact with each other and with the ancestral all-acrocentric race, and form ...
    • Dual mechanism of chromatin remodeling in the common shrew sex trivalent (XY1Y2) 

      Matveevsky, S.N.; Pavlova, S.V.; Atsaeva, M.M.; Searle, J.B.; Kolomiets, O.L. (Pensoft Publishers, 2017-11-03)
      Here we focus on the XY1Y2 condition in male common shrew Sorex araneus Linnaeus, 1758, applying electron microscopy and immunocytochemistry for a comprehensive analysis of structure, synapsis and behaviour of the sex ...
    • Mapping 3' transcript ends in the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) mitochondrial genome with RNA-Seq 

      Marková, S.; Filipi, K.; Searle, J.B.; Kotlík, P. (Springer Nature, 2015-10-26)
      Background: Although posttranscriptional modification of mitochondrial (mt) transcripts plays key roles in completion of the coding information and in the expression of mtDNA-encoded genes, there is little experimental ...
    • Enhancing diversity in undergraduate science: self-efficacy drives performance gains with active learning 

      Ballen, C.J.; Wieman, C.; Salehi, S.; Searle, J.B.; Zamudio, K.R. (American Society for Cell Biology, 2017-12-01)
      Efforts to retain underrepresented minority (URM) students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have shown only limited success in higher education, due in part to a persistent achievement gap between ...