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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

    Knowledge about the distribution of the genetic variation of marine species is fundamental to address species conservation and management strategies, especially in scenarios with mass mortalities. In the Medit...

    Authors: Ana Riesgo, Sergi Taboada, Rocío Pérez-Portela, Paolo Melis, Joana R. Xavier, Gema Blasco and Susanna López-Legentil

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:24

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    Peninsulas often harvest high genetic diversity through repeated southward migrations of species during glacial maxima. Studies addressing within-species evolutionary responses to climate fluctuations in north...

    Authors: Michael Joseph Jowers, Santiago Sánchez-Ramírez, Euigeun Song, Samer Angelone, Taeyoung Choi, Inna Voloshina and Donggul Woo

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:23

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    The Carpathians and the Alps are the largest mountain ranges of the European Alpine System and important centres of endemism. Among the distinctive endemic species of this area is Saxifraga wahlenbergii, a Wester...

    Authors: Natalia Tkach, Martin Röser, Tomasz Suchan, Elżbieta Cieślak, Peter Schönswetter and Michał Ronikier

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:18

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    Multiple Sequence Alignments (MSAs) are the starting point of molecular evolutionary analyses. Errors in MSAs generate a non-historical signal that can lead to incorrect inferences. Therefore, numerous efforts...

    Authors: Arnaud Di Franco, Raphaël Poujol, Denis Baurain and Hervé Philippe

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:21

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The impressive adaptive radiation of notothenioid fishes in Antarctic waters is generally thought to have been facilitated by an evolutionary key innovation, antifreeze glycoproteins, permitting the rapid evol...

    Authors: Santiago G. Ceballos, Marius Roesti, Michael Matschiner, Daniel A. Fernández, Malte Damerau, Reinhold Hanel and Walter Salzburger

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:13

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    The aim of the study was to use hybrid populations as well as island populations of the European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) to explore the effect of evolutionary events, such as the post-deglaciation translocat...

    Authors: Themistoklis Giannoulis, Dimitrios Plageras, Costas Stamatis, Eleni Chatzivagia, Andreas Tsipourlianos, Periklis Birtsas, Charalambos Billinis, Franz Suchentrunk and Zissis Mamuris

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:17

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Geographical isolation combined with historical climatic fluctuations have been identified as two major factors that contribute to the formation of new species. On the other hand, biotic factors such as compet...

    Authors: Yunxiang Liu, Christopher H. Dietrich and Cong Wei

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:5

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Clupeid fisheries in Lake Tanganyika (East Africa) provide food for millions of people in one of the world’s poorest regions. Due to climate change and overfishing, the clupeid stocks of Lake Tanganyika are de...

    Authors: Els L. R. De Keyzer, Zoë De Corte, Maarten Van Steenberge, Joost A. M. Raeymaekers, Federico C. F. Calboli, Nikol Kmentová, Théophile N’Sibula Mulimbwa, Massimiliano Virgilio, Carl Vangestel, Pascal Masilya Mulungula, Filip A. M. Volckaert and Maarten P. M. Vanhove

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:6

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Septins are cytoskeletal proteins important in cell division and in establishing and maintaining cell polarity. Although septins are found in various eukaryotes, septin genes had the richest history of duplica...

    Authors: Benjamin Auxier, Jaclyn Dee, Mary L. Berbee and Michelle Momany

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:4

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The lake deposits of the informal Ruby Paper Shale unit, part of the Renova Formation of Montana, have yielded abundant plant fossils that document Late Eocene – Early Oligocene global cooling in western North...

    Authors: Tobin L. Hieronymus, David A. Waugh and Julia A. Clarke

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:3

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    Climate oscillation may have a profound effect on species distributions, gene flow patterns and population demography. In response to environmental change, those species restricted to montane habitats experien...

    Authors: Tao Pan, Hui Wang, Pablo Orozcoterwengel, Chao-Chao Hu, Gui-You Wu, Li-Fu Qian, Zhong-Lou Sun, Wen-Bo Shi, Peng Yan, Xiao-Bing Wu and Bao-Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:1

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The diversity and phylogeny of whitefish of the genus Coregonus is complex, and includes many endemic species of high conservation concern. However, because of commercial importance of whitefish fisheries, stocki...

    Authors: Thomas Mehner, Kirsten Pohlmann, David Bittner and Jörg Freyhof

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:208

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Echinoidea is a clade of marine animals including sea urchins, heart urchins, sand dollars and sea biscuits. Found in benthic habitats across all latitudes, echinoids are key components of marine communities s...

    Authors: Nicolás Mongiardino Koch, Simon E. Coppard, Harilaos A. Lessios, Derek E. G. Briggs, Rich Mooi and Greg W. Rouse

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:189

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the factors shaping population genetic structure is important for evolutionary considerations as well as for management and conservation. While studies have revealed the importance of palaeogeogr...

    Authors: Ka Yan Ma, Lynne van Herwerden, Stephen J. Newman, Michael L. Berumen, John Howard Choat, Ka Hou Chu and Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:180

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Phylogenies provide critical information about convergence during adaptive radiation. To test whether there have been multiple origins of a distinctive trophic phenotype in one of the most rapidly radiating gr...

    Authors: C. Darrin Hulsey, Jimmy Zheng, Roi Holzman, Michael E. Alfaro, Melisa Olave and Axel Meyer

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:179

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Pantosteus plebeius-nebuliferus species-group is a group of freshwater fishes distributed in endo- and exorheic drainage basins in the Mexican Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range system and central North M...

    Authors: Diushi Keri Corona-Santiago, Omar Domínguez-Domínguez, Llanet Tovar-Mora, José Ramón Pardos-Blas, Yvonne Herrerías-Diego, Rodolfo Pérez-Rodríguez and Ignacio Doadrio

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:173

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:206

  17. Content type: Research article

    Transcriptome sequencing has become a method of choice for evolutionary studies in microbial eukaryotes due to low cost and minimal sample requirements. Transcriptome data has been extensively used in phylogen...

    Authors: Yonas I. Tekle and Fiona C. Wood

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:170

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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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  20. Content type: Research article

    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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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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

  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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

  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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