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Phylogenetics and phylogeography

Section edited by Craig Moritz and Herve Philippe

This section considers studies in the phylogeny and phylogeography of organisms.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The cartilaginous fishes diverged from other jawed vertebrates ~ 450 million years ago (mya). Despite this key evolutionary position, the only high-quality cartilaginous fish genome available is for the elepha...

    Authors: Anthony K. Redmond, Daniel J. Macqueen and Helen Dooley

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:169

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    Drylands cover nearly 41% of Earth’s land surface and face a high risk of degradation worldwide. However, the actual timeframe during which dryland floras rose on a global scale remains unknown. Zygophyllaceae...

    Authors: Sheng-Dan Wu, Lin-Jing Zhang, Li Lin, Sheng-Xiang Yu, Zhi-Duan Chen and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:166

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    Southern Appalachian forests are dominated by second-growth vegetation following decades of intensive forestry and agricultural use, although some old-growth patches remain. While it’s been shown that second-g...

    Authors: Michael S. Caterino and Shelley S. Langton-Myers

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:165

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Islands have traditionally been the centre of evolutionary biological research, but the dynamics of immigration and differentiation at continental islands have not been well studied. Therefore, we focused on t...

    Authors: Takumi Saito, Takahiro Hirano, Larisa Prozorova, Van Tu Do, Anna Sulikowska-Drozd, Tatiana Sitnikova, Purevdorj Surenkhorloo, Daishi Yamazaki, Yuta Morii, Yuichi Kameda, Hiroshi Fukuda and Satoshi Chiba

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:164

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    Past climatological events and contemporary geophysical barriers shape the distribution, population genetic structure, and evolutionary history of many organisms. The Himalayan region, frequently referred to a...

    Authors: Laxman Khanal, Mukesh Kumar Chalise, Tao Wan and Xuelong Jiang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:159

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Resolving the historical biogeography of the leopard (Panthera pardus) is a complex issue, because patterns inferred from fossils and from molecular data lack congruence. Fossil evidence supports an African origi...

    Authors: Johanna L. A. Paijmans, Axel Barlow, Daniel W. Förster, Kirstin Henneberger, Matthias Meyer, Birgit Nickel, Doris Nagel, Rasmus Worsøe Havmøller, Gennady F. Baryshnikov, Ulrich Joger, Wilfried Rosendahl and Michael Hofreiter

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:156

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Previous molecular studies on the phylogeny and classification of clupeocephalan fishes revealed numerous new taxonomic entities. For re-analysing these taxa, we perform target gene capturing and subsequent ne...

    Authors: Nicolas Straube, Chenhong Li, Matthias Mertzen, Hao Yuan and Timo Moritz

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:158

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Quaternary climatic oscillations had tremendous effects on the current distribution of species. Here, we aim to elucidate the glacial history of Rhodiola crenulata, a perennial herb almost exclusively restricted ...

    Authors: Yuan-Zhen Zhang, Ruo-Wei Zhu, Da-Lv Zhong and Jian-Qiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:154

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Refugial populations in Quaternary glaciations are critical to understanding the evolutionary history and climatic interactions of many extant species. Compared with the well-studied areas of Europe and Northe...

    Authors: Wei Song, Li-Jun Cao, Bing-Yan Li, Ya-Jun Gong, Ary Anthony Hoffmann and Shu-Jun Wei

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:152

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Intraspecific variation in chromosome structure may cause genetic incompatibilities and thus provides the first step in the formation of species. In ants, chromosome number varies tremendously from 2n = 2 to 2...

    Authors: Danon Clemes Cardoso, Jürgen Heinze, Mariana Neves Moura and Maykon Passos Cristiano

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:146

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Genetic introgression between divergent lineages is now considered more common than previously appreciated, with potentially important consequences for adaptation and speciation. Introgression is often asymmet...

    Authors: Jeremy M. Bono, Helen K. Pigage, Peter J. Wettstein, Stephanie A. Prosser and Jon C. Pigage

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:139

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Chytridiomycota species (chytrids) belong to a basal lineage in the fungal kingdom. Inhabiting terrestrial and aquatic environments, most are free-living saprophytes but several species cause important disease...

    Authors: Bart T. L. H. van de Vossenberg, Balázs Brankovics, Hai D. T. Nguyen, Marga P. E. van Gent-Pelzer, Donna Smith, Kasia Dadej, Jarosław Przetakiewicz, Jan F. Kreuze, Margriet Boerma, Gerard C. M. van Leeuwen, C. André Lévesque and Theo A. J. van der Lee

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:136

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The plane leaf miner, Phyllonorycter platani is a widely distributed insect species on plane trees and has a well-documented colonisation history in Europe over the last century. However, phylogeographic data of ...

    Authors: Viktória Tóth and Ferenc Lakatos

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:135

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The specialist-generalist variation hypothesis (SGVH) in parasites suggests that, due to patchiness in habitat (host availability), specialist species will show more subdivided population structure when compar...

    Authors: Conrad A. Matthee, Adriaan Engelbrecht and Sonja Matthee

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:131

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Coalescent methods that use multi-locus sequence data are powerful tools for identifying putatively reproductively isolated lineages, though this approach has rarely been used for the study of microbial groups...

    Authors: Spencer C. Galen, Renato Nunes, Paul R. Sweet and Susan L. Perkins

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:128

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The class Diphyllatea belongs to a group of enigmatic unicellular eukaryotes that play a key role in reconstructing the morphological innovation and diversification of early eukaryotic evolution. Despite its e...

    Authors: Russell J. S. Orr, Sen Zhao, Dag Klaveness, Akinori Yabuki, Keiji Ikeda, Makoto M. Watanabe and Kamran Shalchian-Tabrizi

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:115

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:118

  17. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 80% of all described extant sponge species belong to the class Demospongiae. Yet, despite their diversity and importance, accurate divergence times are still unknown for most demosponge clades. T...

    Authors: Astrid Schuster, Sergio Vargas, Ingrid S. Knapp, Shirley A. Pomponi, Robert J. Toonen, Dirk Erpenbeck and Gert Wörheide

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:114

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Hemocyanin transports O2 in the hemolymph of many arthropod species. Such respiratory proteins have long been considered unnecessary in Myriapoda. As a result, the presence of hemocyanin in Myriapoda has long bee...

    Authors: Samantha Scherbaum, Nadja Hellmann, Rosa Fernández, Christian Pick and Thorsten Burmester

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:107

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Anthropogenic factors can have a major impact on the contemporary distribution of intraspecific genetic diversity. Many freshwater fishes have finely structured and locally adapted populations, but their natur...

    Authors: Veronika Bartáková, Josef Bryja and Martin Reichard

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:105

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Physa acuta is a globally invasive freshwater snail native to North America. Prior studies have led to conflicting views of how P. acuta populations are connected and genetic diversity is partitioned globally. Th...

    Authors: Erika T. Ebbs, Eric S. Loker and Sara V. Brant

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:103

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Recent molecular dating estimates for placental mammals echo fossil inferences for an explosive interordinal diversification, but typically place this event some 10–20 million years earlier than the Paleocene ...

    Authors: Matthew J. Phillips and Carmelo Fruciano

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:104

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Butterflies (Papilionoidea) are perhaps the most charismatic insect lineage, yet phylogenetic relationships among them remain incompletely studied and controversial. This is especially true for skippers (Hespe...

    Authors: Emmanuel F. A. Toussaint, Jesse W. Breinholt, Chandra Earl, Andrew D. Warren, Andrew V. Z. Brower, Masaya Yago, Kelly M. Dexter, Marianne Espeland, Naomi E. Pierce, David J. Lohman and Akito Y. Kawahara

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:101

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The main unequivocal conclusion after three decades of phylogeographic mtDNA studies is the African origin of all extant modern humans. In addition, a southern coastal route has been argued for to explain the ...

    Authors: Vicente M. Cabrera, Patricia Marrero, Khaled K. Abu-Amero and Jose M. Larruga

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:98

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  24. Content type: Methodology article

    Recent developments in sequencing technologies make it possible to obtain genome sequences from a large number of isolates in a very short time. Bayesian phylogenetic approaches can take advantage of these dat...

    Authors: Sebastian Duchene, David A. Duchene, Jemma L. Geoghegan, Zoe A. Dyson, Jane Hawkey and Kathryn E. Holt

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:95

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Historical factors, demography, reproduction and dispersal are crucial in determining the genetic structure of seabirds. In the Antarctic marine environment, penguins are a major component of the avian biomass...

    Authors: Isidora Mura-Jornet, Carolina Pimentel, Gisele P. M. Dantas, Maria Virginia Petry, Daniel González-Acuña, Andrés Barbosa, Andrew D. Lowther, Kit M. Kovacs, Elie Poulin and Juliana A. Vianna

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:90

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:117

  26. Content type: Research article

    Porous species boundaries can be a source of conflicting hypotheses, particularly when coupled with variable data and/or methodological approaches. Their impacts can often be magnified when non-model organisms...

    Authors: Max R. Bangs, Marlis R. Douglas, Steven M. Mussmann and Michael E. Douglas

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:86

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The effects of historical geology and climatic events on the evolution of plants around the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau region have been at the center of debate for years. To identify the influence of the uplift o...

    Authors: Yan-Fei Zeng, Jian-Guo Zhang, Bawerjan Abuduhamiti, Wen-Ting Wang and Zhi-Qing Jia

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:75

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies have favored dispersal (colonization) over vicariance (past fragmentation) events to explain eastern Asian-North American distribution patterns. In plants, however the disjunction between east...

    Authors: Kun-Li Xiang, Andrey S. Erst, Xiao-Guo Xiang, Florian Jabbour and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:74

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Phylogenetic analysis of DNA from modern and ancient samples allows the reconstruction of important demographic and evolutionary processes. A critical component of these analyses is the estimation of evolution...

    Authors: K. Jun Tong, David A. Duchêne, Sebastián Duchêne, Jemma L. Geoghegan and Simon Y. W. Ho

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:70

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  30. Content type: Research

    Debated aspects in speciation research concern the amount of gene flow between incipient species under secondary contact and the modes by which post-zygotic isolation accumulates. Secondary contact zones of al...

    Authors: Christophe Dufresnes, Petros Lymberakis, Panagiotis Kornilios, Romain Savary, Nicolas Perrin and Matthias Stöck

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:67

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Previous phylogenetic analyses of primnoid octocorals utilizing morphological or molecular data have each recovered evolutionary relationships among genera that are largely incongruent with each other, with so...

    Authors: Stephen D. Cairns and Herman H. Wirshing

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:66

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The family Phyllostomidae (Chiroptera) shows wide morphological, molecular and cytogenetic variation; many disagreements regarding its phylogeny and taxonomy remains to be resolved. In this study, we use chrom...

    Authors: Anderson José Baia Gomes, Cleusa Yoshiko Nagamachi, Luis Reginaldo Ribeiro Rodrigues, Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, Fengtang Yang, Patricia Caroline Mary O’Brien and Julio Cesar Pieczarka

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:62

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Dengue virus type 3 genotype III (DENV3/III) is associated with increased number of severe infections when it emerged in the Americas and Asia. We had previously demonstrated that the DENV3/III was introduced ...

    Authors: Kim-Kee Tan, Nurul-Izzani Zulkifle, Syuhaida Sulaiman, Sui-Ping Pang, NurAsyura NorAmdan, NorAziyah MatRahim, Juraina Abd-Jamil, Meng-Hooi Shu, Nor Muhammad Mahadi and Sazaly AbuBakar

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:58

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Volcanic and tectonic activities in conjunction with Quaternary climate are the main events that shaped the geographical distribution of genetic variation of many lineages. Poeciliopsis infans is the only poecili...

    Authors: Rosa Gabriela Beltrán-López, Omar Domínguez-Domínguez, Rodolfo Pérez-Rodríguez, Kyle Piller and Ignacio Doadrio

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:56

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Cavefish populations belonging to the Mexican tetra species Astyanax mexicanus are outstanding models to study the tempo and mode of adaptation to a radical environmental change. They are currently assigned to tw...

    Authors: Julien Fumey, Hélène Hinaux, Céline Noirot, Claude Thermes, Sylvie Rétaux and Didier Casane

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:43

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The phylogeny of Cnidaria has been a source of debate for decades, during which nearly all-possible relationships among the major lineages have been proposed. The ecological success of Cnidaria is predicated o...

    Authors: Ehsan Kayal, Bastian Bentlage, M. Sabrina Pankey, Aki H. Ohdera, Monica Medina, David C. Plachetzki, Allen G. Collins and Joseph F. Ryan

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:68

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Life history characteristics are considered important factors influencing the evolutionary processes of natural populations, including the patterns of population genetic structure of a species. The sister spec...

    Authors: Song Yi Baek, Ji Hyoun Kang, Seo Hee Jo, Ji Eun Jang, Seo Yeon Byeon, Ju-hyoun Wang, Hwang-Goo Lee, Jun-Kil Choi and Hyuk Je Lee

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:52

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Recently, population genetic studies of Mediterranean marine species highlighted patterns of genetic divergence and phylogeographic breaks, due to the interplay between impacts of Pleistocene climate shifts an...

    Authors: Temim Deli, Evrim Kalkan, Selahattin Ünsal Karhan, Sonya Uzunova, Alireza Keikhosravi, Raşit Bilgin and Christoph D. Schubart

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:53

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Non-human primates have long been identified to harbour different species of Plasmodium. Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), in particular, are reservoirs for P. knowlesi, P. inui, P. cynomolgi, P. coatne...

    Authors: Thamayanthi Nada Raja, Ting Huey Hu, Ramlah Zainudin, Kim Sung Lee, Susan L. Perkins and Balbir Singh

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:49

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  40. Content type: Research article

    South China encompasses complex and diverse landforms, giving rise to high biological diversity and endemism from the Hengduan Mountains to Taiwan Island. Many species are widely distributed across South China...

    Authors: Xue Lv, Jilong Cheng, Yang Meng, Yongbin Chang, Lin Xia, Zhixin Wen, Deyan Ge, Shaoying Liu and Qisen Yang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:50

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The economic value of ginseng in the global medicinal plant trade is estimated to be in excess of US$2.1 billion. At the same time, the evolutionary placement of ginseng (Panax ginseng) and the complex evolutiona...

    Authors: V. Manzanilla, A. Kool, L. Nguyen Nhat, H. Nong Van, H. Le Thi Thu and H. J. de Boer

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:44

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The ants of the Formica genus are classical model species in evolutionary biology. In particular, Darwin used Formica as model species to better understand the evolution of slave-making, a parasitic behaviour whe...

    Authors: Jonathan Romiguier, Jonathan Rolland, Claire Morandin and Laurent Keller

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:40

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Much evolutionary theory predicts that diversity arises via both adaptive radiation (diversification driven by selection against niche-overlap within communities) and divergence of geographically isolated popu...

    Authors: Isaac Winkler, Sonja J. Scheffer, Matthew L. Lewis, Kristina J. Ottens, Andrew P. Rasmussen, Géssica A. Gomes-Costa, Luz Maria Huerto Santillan, Marty A. Condon and Andrew A. Forbes

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:30

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Mountains have not only provided refuge for species, but also offered dispersal corridors during the Neogene and Quaternary global climate changes. Compared with a plethora of studies on the refuge role of Chi...

    Authors: Shuang Tian, Yixuan Kou, Zhirong Zhang, Lin Yuan, Derong Li, Jordi López-Pujol, Dengmei Fan and Zhiyong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:20

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Life diversifies via adaptive radiation when natural selection drives the evolution of ecologically distinct species mediated by their access to novel niche space, or via non-adaptive radiation when new specie...

    Authors: Ashley M. Reaney, Mónica Saldarriaga-Córdoba and Daniel Pincheira-Donoso

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:16

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