Atti primo cogresso SIBE

Contents of Volume 7 Suppl 2 Second Congress of Italian Evolutionary Biologists (First Congress of the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology) Research Florence, Italy. 4–7 September 2006 Edited by Renato Fani, David Caramelli, Pietro LiòConference websiteFormamide as the main building block in the origin of nucleic acidsGiovanna Costanzo, Raffaele Saladino, Claudia Crestini, Fabiana Ciciriello, Ernesto Di MauroMontmorillonite protection of an


Contents of Volume 7 Suppl 2
Second Congress of Italian Evolutionary Biologists (First Congress of the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology)
Research
Florence, Italy. 47 September 2006
Edited by Renato Fani, David Caramelli, Pietro Liò
Conference website

Formamide as the main building block in the origin of nucleic acids
Giovanna Costanzo, Raffaele Saladino, Claudia Crestini, Fabiana Ciciriello, Ernesto Di Mauro

Montmorillonite protection of an UV-irradiated hairpin ribozyme: evolution of the RNA world in a mineral environment
Elisa Biondi, Sergio Branciamore, Marie-Christine Maurel, Enzo Gallori

The primordial metabolism: an ancestral interconnection between leucine, arginine, and lysine biosynthesis
Marco Fondi, Matteo Brilli, Giovanni Emiliani, Donatella Paffetti, Renato Fani

The role of gene fusions in the evolution of metabolic pathways: the histidine biosynthesis case
Renato Fani, Matteo Brilli, Marco Fondi, Pietro Lió

Modeling HIV quasispecies evolutionary dynamics
Luca Sguanci, Franco Bagnoli, Pietro Liò

Unexpected presence of Fagus orientalis complex in Italy as inferred from 45,000-year-old DNA pollen samples from Venice lagoon
Donatella Paffetti, Cristina Vettori, David Caramelli, Cristiano Vernesi, Martina Lari, Arturo Paganelli, Ladislav Paule, Raffaello Giannini

An unusual case of gender-associated mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy: the mytilid Musculista senhousia (Mollusca Bivalvia)
Marco Passamonti

Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial protein coding genes confirms the reciprocal paraphyly of Hexapoda and Crustacea
Antonio Carapelli, Pietro Liò, Francesco Nardi, Elizabeth van der Wath, Francesco Frati

Stress and fitness in parthenogens: is dormancy a key feature for bdelloid rotifers?
Claudia Ricci, Manuela Caprioli, Diego Fontaneto

Fitness variation in response to artificial selection for reduced cell area, cell number and wing area in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster
Vincenzo Trotta, Federico CF Calboli, Marcello Ziosi, Sandro Cavicchi

Phylogenomics of species from four genera of New World monkeys by flow sorting and reciprocal chromosome painting
Francesca Dumas, Roscoe Stanyon, Luca Sineo, Gary Stone, Francesca Bigoni

Genetic variation in Northern Thailand Hill Tribes: origins and relationships with social structure and linguistic differences
Davide Besaggio, Silvia Fuselli, Metawee Srikummool, Jatupol Kampuansai, Loredana Castrì, Chris Tyler-Smith, Mark Seielstad, Daoroong Kangwanpong, Giorgio Bertorelle

Fantastic animals as an experimental model to teach animal adaptation
Roberto Guidetti, Laura Baraldi, Caterina Calzolai, Lorenza Pini, Paola Veronesi, Aurora Pederzoli