- Animals mix it up too: the distribution of self-fertilization among hermaphroditic animalsPhilippe Jarne
Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1919 Route de Mende, 34293, Montpellier 5, France
Evolution 60:1816-24. 2006..g., null alleles) and inbreeding depression. This highlights the necessity of obtaining better estimates of selfing for hermaphroditic animals, such as genotyping progeny arrays, as in plants...
- Population genetics and dynamics at short spatial scale in Bulinus truncatus, the intermediate host of Schistosoma haematobium, in MoroccoG Chlyeh
Département de zoologie, IA V Hassan II, Rabat Institut, Morocco
Parasitology 125:349-57. 2002..Both the genetic and demographic studies indicated that this area harbours a single--or no more than a few--populations of B. truncatus. This has implications for our understanding of the coevolutionary process between snails and flukes...
- Bridging gaps in the molecular phylogeny of the Lymnaeidae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata), vectors of FascioliasisAna C Correa
Laboratoire Génétique et Evolution des Maladies Infectieuses, UMR 2724 CNRS IRD, IRD 911 Avenue Agropolis, BP64501, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
BMC Evol Biol 10:381. 2010....
- Detecting microsatellites within genomes: significant variation among algorithmsSébastien Leclercq
LIRMM, UMR 5506 CNRS Université de Montpellier II, Montpellier, France
BMC Bioinformatics 8:125. 2007..Several dedicated algorithms have been developed for this purpose. Here, we compared the detection efficiency of five of them (TRF, Mreps, Sputnik, STAR, and RepeatMasker)...
- Outbreeding alleviates senescence in hermaphroditic snails as expected from the mutation-accumulation theoryJuan S Escobar
Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, UMR 5175 Campus CNRS, 1919 Route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Curr Biol 18:906-10. 2008..We provide new theoretical models showing this to be another consequence of MA. Our results offer interesting perspectives on how different populations may follow different genetic pathways to evolve senescence...
- The influence of trophic status and large-scale climatic change on the structure of fish communities in Perialpine lakesFrançois Massol
Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive CNRS, UMR 5175, 1919, route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
J Anim Ecol 76:538-51. 2007..6. We propose several hypotheses to account for those findings, and place our study in the wider framework of community ecology...
- DNA slippage occurs at microsatellite loci without minimal threshold length in humans: a comparative genomic approachSébastien Leclercq
Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et d Evolution, UMR 5175 CNRS, 1919 Route de Mende, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Genome Biol Evol 2:325-35. 2010..We also found that the dynamics of tandem insertions and deletions differed in both rates and size at which these mutations take place. We discuss these results in both evolutionary and mechanistic terms...
- Dispersal in a parasitic worm and its two hosts: consequence for local adaptationFranck Prugnolle
GEMI, Equipe ESS, UMR 2724 CNRS IRD, Centre IRD, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Evolution 59:296-303. 2005..Models made about the evolution of local adaptation in function of the dispersal rates of hosts and parasites suggest that rats and mollusks should be locally adapted to their parasites...
- High genetic variance in life-history strategies within invasive populations by way of multiple introductionsBenoit Facon
INRA SPE, Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30 016, 34988 Montferrier Lez cedex, France
Curr Biol 18:363-7. 2008..Thus bioinvasions, destructive as they may be, are not synonyms of genetic uniformity and can be hotspots of evolutionary novelty...
- Prior selfing and the selfing syndrome in animals: an experimental approach in the freshwater snail Biomphalaria pfeifferiYves Nathan T Tian-Bi
Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques CSRS en Côte d Ivoire, Abidjan 01, Cote d Ivoire
Genet Res (Camb) 90:61-72. 2008..A significant population effect was observed on most traits studied. Our results are discussed with regard to the maintenance of low outcrossing rates in highly inbreeding species...
- Delayed selfing and resource reallocations in relation to mate availability in the freshwater snail Physa acutaAnne Tsitrone
Unite Mixte de Recherche, Diversité et Génome des Plantes Cultivées, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Domaine de Melgueil, F34130 Mauguio, France
Am Nat 162:474-88. 2003..The delay is largely heritable, which might be partly explained by among-family differences in the amount of inbreeding depression (mating system) but not growth or survival...
- Tracking a genetic signal of extinction-recolonization events in a neotropical tree species: Vouacapoua americana Aublet in French GuianaCyril Dutech
Laboratoire de Génétique et d Ecologie Moléculaire, Silvolab, CIRAD Forêt, BP 701, 97387 Kourou Cedex, France
Evolution 57:2753-64. 2003..In conclusion, the spatial genetic structure of contemporary V. americana populations shows evidence that this species has experienced large extinction-recolonization events, which were possibly caused by past climatic change...
- A general eco-evolutionary framework for understanding bioinvasionsBenoit Facon
Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biology Building, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Trends Ecol Evol 21:130-5. 2006..We also suggest some new directions of research, such as the assessment of the time sequence of demographic, genetic and environmental changes, using detailed temporal surveys...
- Origin and diversification of the human parasite Schistosoma mansoniJess A T Morgan
Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 USA
Mol Ecol 14:3889-902. 2005..All Brazilian isolates have nearly identical mtDNA haplotypes, suggesting a founder effect from the establishment and spread of the parasite in this large country...
- Homoplasy and mutation model at microsatellite loci and their consequences for population genetics analysisArnaud Estoup
Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations, Campus International de Baillarguet, 34980 Montferrier Lez, France
Mol Ecol 11:1591-604. 2002..The situations where size homoplasy may be more problematic involve high mutation rates and large population sizes together with strong allele size constraints...