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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 neurotransmitter L-Glutamate (L-Glu) acting at ionotropic L-Glu receptors (iGluR) conveys fast excitatory signal transmission in the nervous systems of all animals. iGluR-dependent neurotransmission is a k...

    Authors: Justin B. Greer, Sawsan Khuri and Lynne A. Fieber

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:11

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    The current distribution of genetic diversity is the result of a vast array of microevolutionary processes, including short-term demographic and ecological mechanisms and long-term allopatric isolation in resp...

    Authors: Gabriele Senczuk, Paolo Colangelo, Emanuela De Simone, Gaetano Aloise and Riccardo Castiglia

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:6

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    Although recent studies have greatly advanced understanding of deep molluscan phylogeny, placement of some taxa remains uncertain as different datasets support competing class-relationships. Traditionally, mor...

    Authors: I. Stöger, K. M. Kocot, A. J. Poustka, N. G. Wilson, D. Ivanov, K. M. Halanych and M. Schrödl

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:274

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    Bombus morio and B. pauloensis are sympatric widespread bumblebee species that occupy two major Brazilian biomes, the Atlantic forest and the savannas of the Cerrado. Differences in di...

    Authors: Elaine Françoso, Alexandre Rizzo Zuntini, Ana Carolina Carnaval and Maria Cristina Arias

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:267

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    Niviventer is a genus of white-bellied rats that are among the most common rodents in the Indo-Sundaic region. The taxonomy of the genus has undergone extensive revisions and remains c...

    Authors: Bin Zhang, Kai He, Tao Wan, Peng Chen, Guozheng Sun, Shaoying Liu, Truong Son Nguyen, Liangkong Lin and Xuelong Jiang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:261

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    Species delimitation in closely related plant taxa can be challenging because (i) reproductive barriers are not always congruent with morphological differentiation, (ii) use of plastid sequences might lead to ...

    Authors: Kasso Daïnou, Céline Blanc-Jolivet, Bernd Degen, Priscilla Kimani, Dyana Ndiade-Bourobou, Armel S. L. Donkpegan, Félicien Tosso, Esra Kaymak, Nils Bourland, Jean-Louis Doucet and Olivier J. Hardy

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:259

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    Dung beetles (subfamily Scarabaeinae) are popular model organisms in ecology and developmental biology, and for the last two decades they have experienced a systematics renaissance with the adoption of modern ...

    Authors: Sergei Tarasov and Dimitar Dimitrov

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:257

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    The merozoite surface protein 7 (MSP7) is a Plasmodium protein which is involved in parasite invasion; the gene encoding it belongs to a multigene family. It has been proposed that MSP7 paralogues seem to be func...

    Authors: Diego Garzón-Ospina, Johanna Forero-Rodríguez and Manuel A. Patarroyo

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:256

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    In contrast to the Western Palearctic and Nearctic biogeographic regions, the phylogeography of Eastern-Palearctic terrestrial vertebrates has received relatively little attention. In East Asia, tectonic event...

    Authors: Christophe Dufresnes, Spartak N. Litvinchuk, Amaël Borzée, Yikweon Jang, Jia-Tang Li, Ikuo Miura, Nicolas Perrin and Matthias Stöck

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:253

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    Dictyostelia are a well-studied group of organisms with colonial multicellularity, which are members of the mostly unicellular Amoebozoa. A phylogeny based on SSU rDNA data subdivided all Dictyostelia into fou...

    Authors: Reema Singh, Christina Schilde and Pauline Schaap

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:251

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  11. Content type: Methodology article

    Global Plants, a collaborative between JSTOR and some 300 herbaria, now contains about 2.48 million high-resolution images of plant specimens, a number that continues to grow, and collections that are digitizi...

    Authors: Jakob Unger, Dorit Merhof and Susanne Renner

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:248

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    Cypriniformes (minnows, carps, loaches, and suckers) is the largest group of freshwater fishes in the world (~4300 described species). Despite much attention, previous attempts to elucidate relationships using...

    Authors: Carla C. Stout, Milton Tan, Alan R. Lemmon, Emily Moriarty Lemmon and Jonathan W. Armbruster

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:244

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    Dioscorea is a widely distributed and highly diversified genus in tropical regions where it is represented by ten main clades, one of which diversified exclusively in Africa. In southe...

    Authors: Olivier Maurin, A. Muthama Muasya, Pilar Catalan, Eugene Z. Shongwe, Juan Viruel, Paul Wilkin and Michelle van der Bank

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:238

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    Although resurrecting ancestral proteins is a powerful tool for understanding the molecular-functional evolution of gene families, nearly all studies have examined proteins functioning in relatively stable bio...

    Authors: Charles Pugh, Oralia Kolaczkowski, Austin Manny, Bryan Korithoski and Bryan Kolaczkowski

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:241

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    Understanding how past climatic oscillations have affected organismic evolution will help predict the impact that current climate change has on living organisms. The European turtle dove, Streptopelia turtur, is ...

    Authors: Luciano Calderón, Leonardo Campagna, Thomas Wilke, Hervé Lormee, Cyril Eraud, Jenny C. Dunn, Gregorio Rocha, Pavel Zehtindjiev, Dimitrios E. Bakaloudis, Benjamin Metzger, Jacopo G. Cecere, Melanie Marx and Petra Quillfeldt

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:237

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    Turtles (Testudinata) are a successful lineage of vertebrates with about 350 extant species that inhabit all major oceans and landmasses with tropical to temperate climates. The rich fossil record of turtles d...

    Authors: Walter G. Joyce, Márton Rabi, James M. Clark and Xing Xu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:236

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    The majority of the subspecies of Daucus carota have not yet been discriminated clearly by various molecular or morphological methods and hence their phylogeny and classification remains unresolved. Recent studie...

    Authors: Carlos I. Arbizu, Shelby L. Ellison, Douglas Senalik, Philipp W. Simon and David M. Spooner

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:234

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The Equator and Easter Microplate regions of the eastern Pacific Ocean exhibit geomorphological and hydrological features that create barriers to dispersal for a number of animals associated with deep-sea hydr...

    Authors: Sook-Jin Jang, Eunji Park, Won-Kyung Lee, Shannon B. Johnson, Robert C. Vrijenhoek and Yong-Jin Won

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:235

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In North America, the last ice age is the most recent event with severe consequences on boreal species’ ranges. Phylogeographic patterns of range expansion in trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) suggested that ...

    Authors: Mathieu Latutrie, Yves Bergeron and Francine Tremblay

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:231

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Pigeons and doves (Columbiformes) are one of the oldest and most diverse extant lineages of birds. However, the nature and timing of the group’s evolutionary radiation remains poorly resolved, despite recent a...

    Authors: André E. R. Soares, Ben J. Novak, James Haile, Tim H. Heupink, Jon Fjeldså, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Hendrik Poinar, George M. Church and Beth Shapiro

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:230

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    The southern African Oxalis radiation is extremely morphologically variable. Despite recent progress in the phylogenetics of the genus, there are few morphological synapomorphies supporting DNA-based clades. Leaf...

    Authors: Michelle Jooste, Léanne L. Dreyer and Kenneth C. Oberlander

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:225

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    During the Pleistocene, shifts of species distributions and their isolation in disjunct refugia led to varied outcomes in how taxa diversified. Some species diverged, others did not. Here, we begin to address ...

    Authors: Gaynor Dolman and Leo Joseph

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:226

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The disproportionate species richness of the world’s biodiversity hotspots could be explained by low extinction (the evolutionary “museum”) and/or high speciation (the “hot-bed”) models. We test these models u...

    Authors: M. D. Pirie, E. G. H. Oliver, A. Mugrabi de Kuppler, B. Gehrke, N. C. Le Maitre, M. Kandziora and D. U. Bellstedt

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:190

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    Adaptive divergence, which usually explains rapid diversification within island species, might involve the positive selection of genes. Anthocyanin biosynthetic pathway (ABP) genes are important for floral div...

    Authors: Bing-Hong Huang, Yi-Wen Chen, Chia-Lung Huang, Jian Gao and Pei-Chun Liao

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:191

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    Phylogeography and historical demography of the cyprinid fish Diptychus maculatus (subfamily Schizothoracinae) are evaluated across three river systems in the Northern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) and Tien Shan ...

    Authors: Guogang Li, Yongtao Tang, Renyi Zhang and Kai Zhao

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:186

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    Co-dispersal of sperm-dependent hybrids and their sexual relatives is expected to result in consistent spatial patterns between assemblages of hybrids and genetic structure of parental species. However, local ...

    Authors: Roland Vergilino, Christelle Leung and Bernard Angers

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:183

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) in Madagascar is caused by a complex of at least six African cassava mosaic geminivirus (CMG) species. This provides a rare opportunity for a comparative study of the evolutionary ...

    Authors: Alexandre De Bruyn, Mireille Harimalala, Innocent Zinga, Batsirai M. Mabvakure, Murielle Hoareau, Virginie Ravigné, Matthew Walters, Bernard Reynaud, Arvind Varsani, Gordon W. Harkins, Darren P. Martin, Jean-Michel Lett and Pierre Lefeuvre

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:182

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  28. Content type: Research article

    On account of repeated exposure and submergence of the East China Sea (ECS) land bridge, sea level fluctuation played an important role in shaping the population structure of many temperate species across the ...

    Authors: Danli Zhang, Zhen Ye, Kazutaka Yamada, Yahui Zhen, Chenguang Zheng and Wenjun Bu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:174

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Anchored hybrid enrichment is a form of next-generation sequencing that uses oligonucleotide probes to target conserved regions of the genome flanked by less conserved regions in order to acquire data useful f...

    Authors: Andrew Donovan Young, Alan R. Lemmon, Jeffrey H. Skevington, Ximo Mengual, Gunilla Ståhls, Menno Reemer, Kurt Jordaens, Scott Kelso, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, Martin Hauser, Marc De Meyer, Bernhard Misof and Brian M. Wiegmann

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:143

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Digestive cells are present in all metazoans and provide the energy necessary for the whole organism. Pancreatic exocrine cells are a unique vertebrate cell type involved in extracellular digestion of a wide r...

    Authors: Margherita Perillo, Yue Julia Wang, Steven D. Leach and Maria Ina Arnone

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:117

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    The metabolic theory of ecology stipulates that molecular evolutionary rates should correlate with temperature and latitude in ectothermic organisms. Previous studies have shown that most groups of vertebrates...

    Authors: Jonathan Rolland, Oriane Loiseau, Jonathan Romiguier and Nicolas Salamin

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:95

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    Genetic architecture of a species is a result of historical changes in population size and extent of distribution related to climatic and environmental factors and contemporary processes of dispersal and gene ...

    Authors: Daniel Jablonski, David Jandzik, Peter Mikulíček, Georg Džukić, Katarina Ljubisavljević, Nikolay Tzankov, Dušan Jelić, Evanthia Thanou, Jiří Moravec and Václav Gvoždík

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:99

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    Gene duplication is a major source of new genes that is thought to play an important role in phenotypic innovation. Though several mechanisms have been hypothesized to drive the functional evolution and long-t...

    Authors: Brent R. Perry and Raquel Assis

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:82

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    Ecological adaptation to host taxa is thought to result in mistletoe speciation via race formation. However, historical and ecological factors could also contribute to explain genetic structuring particularly ...

    Authors: Juan Francisco Ornelas, Etelvina Gándara, Antonio Acini Vásquez-Aguilar, Santiago Ramírez-Barahona, Andrés Ernesto Ortiz-Rodriguez, Clementina González, María Teresa Mejía Saules and Eduardo Ruiz-Sanchez

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:78

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    Hoplolaimina plant-parasitic nematodes (PPN) are a lineage of animals with many documented cases of horizontal gene transfer (HGT). In a recent study, we reported on three likely HGT candidate genes in the soy...

    Authors: Jason B. Noon and Thomas J. Baum

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:74

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The South China landmass has been characterized by a complex geological history, including mountain lifting, climate changes, and river capture/reversal events. To determine how this complexity has influenced ...

    Authors: Jin-Quan Yang, Kui-Ching Hsu, Zhi-Zhi Liu, Li-Wei Su, Po-Hsun Kuo, Wen-Qiao Tang, Zhuo-Cheng Zhou, Dong Liu, Bao-Long Bao and Hung-Du Lin

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:73

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    Resolving the short phylogenetic branches that result from rapid evolutionary diversification often requires large numbers of loci. We collected targeted sequence capture data from 585 nuclear loci (541 ultrac...

    Authors: Adam D. Leaché, Barbara L. Banbury, Charles W. Linkem and Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:63

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    Knowledge of the historical distribution and postglacial phylogeography and evolution of a species is important to better understand its current distribution and population structure and potential fate in the ...

    Authors: John W. R. Zinck and Om P. Rajora

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:56

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    Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae) is probably the third largest fern genus in the world and contains ca. 500 species. Species of Polystichum occur on all continents except Antarctica, but ...

    Authors: Timothée Le Péchon, Hai He, Liang Zhang, Xin-Mao Zhou, Xin-Fen Gao and Li-Bing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:55

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    The Indian Tectonic Plate split from Gondwanaland approximately 120 MYA and set the Indian subcontinent on a ~ 100 million year collision course with Eurasia. Many phylogenetic studies have demonstrated the In...

    Authors: Jesse L. Grismer, James A. Schulte II, Alana Alexander, Philipp Wagner, Scott L. Travers, Matt D. Buehler, Luke J. Welton and Rafe M. Brown

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:43

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    Invasive species can have devastating effects on native ecosystems and therefore impose a significant threat to human welfare. The introduction rate of invasive species has accelerated dramatically in recent t...

    Authors: Jostein Gohli, Tina Selvarajah, Lawrence R. Kirkendall and Bjarte H. Jordal

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:37

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    Our current understanding of the evolutionary history of boreal and arctic-alpine plants in their southern range in Asia remains relatively poor. Using three cpDNA non-coding regions and nine nuclear microsate...

    Authors: Qixiang Lu, Jinning Zhu, Dan Yu and Xinwei Xu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:34

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  43. Content type: Research article

    At a global scale, the temperate zone is highly fragmented both between and within hemispheres. This paper aims to investigate how the world’s disjunct temperate zones have been colonised by the pan-temperate ...

    Authors: Thomas C. Mitchell, Bethany R. M. Williams, John R. I. Wood, David. J. Harris, Robert W. Scotland and Mark A. Carine

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:16

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    Antarctica is surrounded by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), the largest and strongest current in the world. Despite its potential importance for shaping biogeographical patterns, the distribution and ...

    Authors: Luisa F. Dueñas, Dianne M. Tracey, Andrew J. Crawford, Thomas Wilke, Phil Alderslade and Juan A. Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:2

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