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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

    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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  8. Content type: Research article

    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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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