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BMC Evolutionary Biology

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 Neotropical Region is known for its biodiversity and ranks third in number of known termite species. However, biogeographic and phylogeographic information of termites of this region is limited compared to...

    Authors: Amanda de Faria Santos, Tiago Fernandes Carrijo, Eliana Marques Cancello and Adriana Coletto Morales-Corrêa e Castro

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:230

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  2. Content type: Methodology article

    Primulina Hance is an emerging model for studying evolutionary divergence, adaptation and speciation of the karst flora. However, phylogenetic relationships within the genus have not b...

    Authors: Chao Feng, Meizhen Xu, Chen Feng, Eric J. B. von Wettberg and Ming Kang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:224

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    A range of higher animal taxa are shared across various chemosynthesis-based ecosystems (CBEs), which demonstrates the evolutionary link between these habitats, but on a global scale the number of species inha...

    Authors: Mari H. Eilertsen, Jon A. Kongsrud, Tom Alvestad, Josefin Stiller, Greg W. Rouse and Hans T. Rapp

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:222

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The impact of predator-prey interactions on the evolution of many marine invertebrates is poorly understood. Since barriers to genetic exchange are less obvious in the marine realm than in terrestrial or fresh...

    Authors: Jessica A. Goodheart, Adam L. Bazinet, Ángel Valdés, Allen G. Collins and Michael P. Cummings

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:221

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    Species with broad distributions frequently divide into multiple genetic forms and may therefore be viewed as “cryptic species”. Here, we used the mitochondrial cytochrome b (Cytb) and 12 nuclear DNA loci to inve...

    Authors: Weitao Chen, Zaixuan Zhong, Wei Dai, Qi Fan and Shunping He

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:216

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  6. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to assess the role that Pleistocene refugia, rivers and local habitat conditions may have played in the evolutionary diversification of three central African duiker species (Cephalophus dorsalis, ...

    Authors: Stephan Ntie, Anne R. Davis, Katrin Hils, Patrick Mickala, Henri A. Thomassen, Katy Morgan, Hadrien Vanthomme, Mary K. Gonder and Nicola M. Anthony

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:212

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    Interspecific interactions have long been assumed to play an important role in diversification. Mutualistic interactions, such as nursery pollination mutualisms, have been proposed as good candidates for diver...

    Authors: Lillian Jennifer Rodriguez, Anthony Bain, Lien-Siang Chou, Lucie Conchou, Astrid Cruaud, Regielene Gonzales, Martine Hossaert-McKey, Jean-Yves Rasplus, Hsy-Yu Tzeng and Finn Kjellberg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:207

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    The systematic positions of the extinct insect orders Hypoperlida, Miomoptera and Permopsocida were enigmatic and unstable for nearly a century. The recent studies based on new material, especially from the Ce...

    Authors: Jakub Prokop, Martina Pecharová, Romain Garrouste, Robert Beattie, Ioana C. Chintauan-Marquier and André Nel

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:205

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The adaptive evolution of species response to environment are the key issues in molecular ecology and evolutionary biology. The direction of adaptive differentiation of species in regions lacking strong select...

    Authors: Cai-Yun Miao, Yong Li, Jie Yang and Run-Li Mao

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:202

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Especially on islands closer to the mainland, such as the Canary Islands, different lineages that originated by multiple colonization events could have merged by hybridization, which then could have promoted r...

    Authors: M. Curto, P. Puppo, S. Kratschmer and H. Meimberg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:198

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    The impacts of hybridization on the process of speciation are manifold, leading to distinct patterns across the genome. Genetic differentiation accumulates in certain genomic regions, while divergence is hampe...

    Authors: Jente Ottenburghs, Hendrik-Jan Megens, Robert H. S. Kraus, Pim van Hooft, Sipke E. van Wieren, Richard P. M. A. Crooijmans, Ronald C. Ydenberg, Martien A. M. Groenen and Herbert H. T. Prins

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:201

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  12. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing recognition of the concordance between marine biogeographic and phylogeographic boundaries. However, it is still unclear how population-level divergence translates into species-level diverg...

    Authors: Ahmad Farhadi, Andrew G. Jeffs, Hamid Farahmand, Thankappan Sarasam Rejiniemon, Greg Smith and Shane D. Lavery

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:195

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The Asimina-Disepalum clade (Annonaceae subfam. Annonoideae tribe Annoneae) includes a major Neotropical-Asian biogeographical disjunction. We evaluate whether this disjunction can be explained by the Eocene bore...

    Authors: Pui-Sze Li, Daniel C. Thomas and Richard M. K. Saunders

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:188

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Molecular taxonomy studies and barcoding projects can provide rapid means of detecting cryptic diversity. Nevertheless, the use of molecular data for species delimitation should be undertaken with caution. Esp...

    Authors: Anja Palandačić, Alexander Naseka, David Ramler and Harald Ahnelt

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:184

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Hybridization is observed in many eukaryotic lineages and can lead to the formation of polyploid species. The study of hybridization and polyploidization faces challenges both in data generation and in account...

    Authors: Olga K. Kamneva, John Syring, Aaron Liston and Noah A. Rosenberg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:180

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The p53 signalling pathway, which controls cell fate, has been extensively studied due to its prominent role in tumor development. The pathway includes the tumor supressor protein p53, its vertebrate paralogs ...

    Authors: Emma Åberg, Fulvio Saccoccia, Manfred Grabherr, Wai Ying Josefin Ore, Per Jemth and Greta Hultqvist

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:177

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Skippers (Family: Hesperiidae) are a large group of butterflies with ca. 4000 species under 567 genera. The lack of a time-calibrated higher-level phylogeny of the group has precluded understanding of its evol...

    Authors: Ranjit Kumar Sahoo, Andrew D. Warren, Steve C. Collins and Ullasa Kodandaramaiah

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:174

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Conures are a morphologically diverse group of Neotropical parrots classified as members of the tribe Arini, which has recently been subjected to a taxonomic revision. The previously broadly defined Aratinga genu...

    Authors: Adam Dawid Urantowka, Aleksandra Kroczak and Paweł Mackiewicz

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:166

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