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Article Reference Eponyms as scientific recognition to Queen Astrid and King Leopold III of Belgium
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Article Reference Ten millennia of hepatitis B virus evolution
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections represent a worldwide human health concern. To study the history of this pathogen, Kocher et al. identified 137 human remains with detectable levels of virus dating between 400 and 10,000 years ago. Sequencing and analyses of these ancient viruses suggested a common ancestor between 12,000 and 20,000 years ago. There is no evidence indicating that HBV was present in the earliest humans as they spread out of Africa; however, HBV was likely present in human populations before farming. Furthermore, the virus was present in the Americas by about 9000 years ago, representing a lineage sister to the viral strains found in Eurasia that diverged about 20,000 years ago. —LMZ Genomic data from more than 100 individuals elucidates hepatitis B virus evolution in ancient Eurasians and Native American genomes. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been infecting humans for millennia and remains a global health problem, but its past diversity and dispersal routes are largely unknown. We generated HBV genomic data from 137 Eurasians and Native Americans dated between 10,500 and 400 years ago. We date the most recent common ancestor of all HBV lineages to between 20,000 and 12,000 years ago, with the virus present in European and South American hunter-gatherers during the early Holocene. After the European Neolithic transition, Mesolithic HBV strains were replaced by a lineage likely disseminated by early farmers that prevailed throughout western Eurasia for 4000 years, declining around the end of the 2nd millennium BCE. The only remnant of this prehistoric HBV diversity is the rare genotype G, which appears to have reemerged during the HIV pandemic.
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Article Reference Chemical composition: Hearing insect defensive volatiles
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Article Reference Editorial. DNA-barcoding and authorship in taxonomy
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Article Reference A proposed order-level classification in Oligochaeta (Annelida, Clitellata)
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Article Reference Tracking the origin of worked elephant ivory of a medieval chess piece from Belgium through analysis of ancient DNA
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Article Reference First record, DNA identification and morphometric characterization of Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) in the southern Black Sea
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Article Reference Laohiracia acuta, a new genus and species of Parahiraciini planthopper with elongate cephalic process from Laos (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Issidae)
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Article Reference A checklist of Lecithoceridae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea) of the Afrotropical Region
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Article Reference Un Malachide nouveau pour la faune de Belgique, Hypebaeus albifrons (Fabricius, 1775) (Coleoptera, Melyridae, Malachiinae)
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