Molecular Ecology

Cover image for Vol. 25 Issue 3

Edited By: Loren Rieseberg

Impact Factor: 6.494

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 5/46 (Evolutionary Biology); 11/145 (Ecology); 31/290 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1365-294X

Associated Title(s): Molecular Ecology Resources

From the Covers Virtual Issue


This virtual issue of ‘From the Cover’ papers is intended to highlight many of the most high-profile papers published in Molecular Ecology over the past three years. A wide diversity of topics is represented, ranging from biodiversity monitoring using environmental DNA to analyses of feral transgenic grasses to the discovery of a cryptic crocodile species from mummy DNA. The full arsenal of molecular ecology tools is exploited, including both conventional and next generation DNA sequencing approaches, functional investigations of ecologically important genes and traits, phylogeographic analyses of the demographic history of species, and field, laboratory, and DNA sequence-based detection of natural selection.

From the Cover papers are expected to be of exceptional interest to a wide audience, and we encourage the submission of manuscripts that were previously reviewed by other high impact journals. To reduce publication times (and referee fatigue), we will consider documents associated with the previous review process and allow submissions that are not in standard Molecular Ecology format. Accepted articles are highlighted on the cover and in the table of contents and are frequently featured in commentaries and press alerts. Also, costs for two colour illustrations are waived.

Loren Rieseberg, Chief Editor
Bob Wayne, From the Cover Editor

Introducing mother’s curse: low male fertility associated with an imported mtDNA haplotype in a captive colony of brown hares
E SMITH, CHRISTOPHER TURBILL, FRANZ SUCHENTRUNK

Burkholderia species are ancient symbionts of legumes
CYRIL BONTEMPS, GEOFFREY N. ELLIOTT, et al.

Beyond MHC: signals of elevated selection pressure on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) immune-relevant loci
A. TONTERI, A. VASEMÄGI, J. LUMME, C. R. PRIMMER

Genetic footprints of late Quaternary climate change in the diversity of Patagonian-Fueguian rodents
ENRIQUE P. LESSA, GUILLERMO D’ELÍA, ULYSES F. J. PARDIÑAS

Postglacial history of a widespread conifer produces inverse clines in selective neutrality tests
J. A. HOLLIDAY, M. YUEN, K. RITLAND, S. N. AITKEN

Genetic analyses reveal hybridization but no hybrid swarm in one of the world’s rarest birds
TAMMY E. STEEVES, RICHARD F. MALONEY, et al.

Genomic-scale capture and sequencing of endogenous DNA from feces
GEORGE H. PERRY, JOHN C. MARIONI, PÁLL MELSTED, YOAV GILAD

All roads lead to home: panmixia of European eel in the Sargasso Sea
THOMAS D. ALS, MICHAEL M. HANSEN, et al.

Functional genomics of life history variation in a butterfly metapopulation
CHRISTOPHER W. WHEAT, HOWARD W. FESCEMYER1, J. KVIST, et al.

Connecting the sun to flowering in sunflower adaptation
BENJAMIN K. BLACKMAN, SCOTT D. MICHAELS, LOREN H. RIESEBERG

An ancient icon reveals new mysteries: mummy DNA resurrects a cryptic species within the Nile crocodile
EVON HEKKALA, MATTHEW H. SHIRLEY, et al.

Metagenetic community analysis of microbial eukaryotes illuminates biogeographic patterns in deep-sea and shallow water sediments
HOLLY M. BIK, WAY SUNG, et al.

Monitoring Endangered Freshwater Biodiversity using Environmental DNA
PHILIP FRANCIS THOMSEN, JOS KIELGAST, et al.

Only skin deep: shared genetic response to the deadly chytrid fungus in susceptible frog species
ERICA BREE ROSENBLUM, THOMAS J. POORTEN, et al.

Genome divergence during evolutionary diversification as revealed in replicate lake-stream stickleback population pairs
MARIUS ROESTI, ANDREW P. HENDRY, et al.

Microsatellite genotyping reveals end-Pleistocene decline in mammoth autosomal genetic variation
VERONICA NYSTRÖM, JOANNE HUMPHREY et al.

DNA from soil mirrors plant taxonomic and growth form diversity
N. G. YOCCOZ, K. A. BRÅTHEN et al.

Transposon proliferation in an asexual parasitoid
KEN KRAAIJEVELD, BRECHTJE ZWANENBURG et al.

Management increases genetic diversity of honey bees via admixture
BROCK A. HARPUR, SHERMINEH MINAEI et al.

Towards global patterns in the diversity and community structure of ectomycorrhizal fungi
LEHO TEDERSOO, MOHAMMAD BAHRAM et al

Crossing the divide: gene flow produces intergeneric hybrid in feral transgenic creeping bentgrass population
MARÍA L. ZAPIOLA, CAROL A. MALLORY-SMITH

Adaptation of Drosophila to a Novel Laboratory Environment Reveals Temporally Heterogeneous Trajectories of Selected Alleles
PABLO OROZCO-terWENGEL, MARTIN KAPUN

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