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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

    Rodents of the genus Mus represent one of the most valuable biological models for biomedical and evolutionary research. Out of the four currently recognized subgenera, Nannomys (African pygmy mice, including the ...

    Authors: Josef Bryja, Ondřej Mikula, Radim Šumbera, Yonas Meheretu, Tatiana Aghová, Leonid A Lavrenchenko, Vladimír Mazoch, Nicholas Oguge, Judith S Mbau, Kiros Welegerima, Nicaise Amundala, Marc Colyn, Herwig Leirs and Erik Verheyen

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:256

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    Fossil lobopodians, including animals proposed to have close affinity to modern onychophorans, are crucial to understanding the evolution of the panarthropod body plan and the phylum-level relationships betwee...

    Authors: Duncan JE Murdock, Sarah E Gabbott, Georg Mayer and Mark A Purnell

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:222

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    The Central and Southern European mountain ranges represent important biodiversity hotspots and show high levels of endemism. In the land snail genus Orcula Held, 1837 nine species are distributed in the Alps and...

    Authors: Josef Harl, Barna Páll-Gergely, Sandra Kirchner, Helmut Sattmann, Michael Duda, Luise Kruckenhauser and Elisabeth Haring

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:223

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Wild relatives in the genus Arabidopsis are recognized as useful model systems to study traits and evolutionary processes in outcrossing species, which are often difficult or even impossible to investigate in the...

    Authors: Nora Hohmann, Roswitha Schmickl, Tzen-Yuh Chiang, Magdalena Lučanová, Filip Kolář, Karol Marhold and Marcus A Koch

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:224

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The margins of a species’ range might be located at the margins of a species’ niche, and in such cases, can be highly vulnerable to climate changes. They, however, may also undergo significant evolutionary cha...

    Authors: Makiko Mimura, Misako Mishima, Martin Lascoux and Tetsukazu Yahara

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:209

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Rhynchocypris oxycephalus is a cold water fish with a wide geographic distribution including the relatively warm temperate regions of southern China. It also occurs in second- and third-step geomorphic areas in C...

    Authors: Dan Yu, Ming Chen, Qiongying Tang, Xiaojuan Li and Huanzhang Liu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:225

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The current taxonomy of the African giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is primarily based on pelage pattern and geographic distribution, and nine subspecies are currently recognized. Although genetic studies have b...

    Authors: Friederike Bock, Julian Fennessy, Tobias Bidon, Andy Tutchings, Andri Marais, Francois Deacon and Axel Janke

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:219

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  8. Content type: Research article

    As attested by the fossil record, Cretaceous environmental changes have significantly impacted the diversification dynamics of several groups of organisms. A major biome turnover that occurred during this peri...

    Authors: Gael J Kergoat, Patrice Bouchard, Anne-Laure Clamens, Jessica L Abbate, Hervé Jourdan, Roula Jabbour-Zahab, Gwenaelle Genson, Laurent Soldati and Fabien L Condamine

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:220

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    Vetulicolians are one of the most problematic and controversial Cambrian fossil groups, having been considered as arthropods, chordates, kinorhynchs, or their own phylum. Mounting evidence suggests that vetuli...

    Authors: Diego C García-Bellido, Michael S Y Lee, Gregory D Edgecombe, James B Jago, James G Gehling and John R Paterson

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:214

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Annual Nothobranchius fishes are distributed in East and Southern Africa and inhabit ephemeral pools filled during the monsoon season. Nothobranchius show extreme life-history adaptations: embryos survive by ente...

    Authors: Alexander Dorn, Zuzana Musilová, Matthias Platzer, Kathrin Reichwald and Alessandro Cellerino

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:210

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Glaciations were recurrent throughout the Quaternary and potentially shaped species genetic structure worldwide by affecting population dynamics. Here, we implemented a multi-model inference approach to recove...

    Authors: Rosane G Collevatti, Matheus S Lima-Ribeiro, Levi Carina Terribile, Ludymila B S Guedes, Fernanda F Rosa and Mariana P C Telles

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:213

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Although the genetic heritage of aboriginal Siberians is mostly of eastern Asian ancestry, a substantial western Eurasian component is observed in the majority of northern Asian populations. Traces of at least...

    Authors: Miroslava Derenko, Boris Malyarchuk, Galina Denisova, Maria Perkova, Andrey Litvinov, Tomasz Grzybowski, Irina Dambueva, Katarzyna Skonieczna, Urszula Rogalla, Iosif Tsybovsky and Ilya Zakharov

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:217

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the evolutionary history of morphologically cryptic species complexes is difficult, and made even more challenging when geographic distributions have been modified by human-mediated dispersal. Th...

    Authors: Enric Planas, Erin E Saupe, Matheus S Lima-Ribeiro, A Townsend Peterson and Carles Ribera

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:195

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Mountain landscapes are topographically complex, creating discontinuous `islands’ of alpine and sub-alpine habitat with a dynamic history. Changing climatic conditions drive their expansion and contraction, le...

    Authors: Rachel A Slatyer, Michael A Nash, Adam D Miller, Yoshinori Endo, Kate DL Umbers and Ary A Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:204

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The green algae represent one of the most successful groups of photosynthetic eukaryotes, but compared to their land plant relatives, surprisingly little is known about their evolutionary history. This is in g...

    Authors: Claude Lemieux, Christian Otis and Monique Turmel

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:211

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  16. Content type: Research article

    With more than 100000 living species, mollusks are the second most diverse metazoan phylum. The current taxonomic classification of mollusks recognizes eight classes (Neomeniomorpha, Chaetodermomorpha, Polypla...

    Authors: David Osca, Iker Irisarri, Christiane Todt, Cristina Grande and Rafael Zardoya

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:197

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Partulid tree snails are endemic to Pacific high islands and have experienced extraordinary rates of extinction in recent decades. Although they collectively range across a 10,000 km swath of Oceania, half of ...

    Authors: Taehwan Lee, Jingchun Li, Celia KC Churchill and Diarmaid Ó Foighil

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:202

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Symbiotic relationships have contributed to major evolutionary innovations, the maintenance of fundamental ecosystem functions, and the generation and maintenance of biodiversity. However, the exact nature of ...

    Authors: Clive T Darwell, Sarah al-Beidh and James M Cook

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:189

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Calisto is the largest butterfly genus in the West Indies but its systematics, historical biogeography and the causes of its diversification have not been previously rigorously evaluated. Several studies attempti...

    Authors: Pável Matos-Maraví, Rayner Núñez Águila, Carlos Peña, Jacqueline Y Miller, Andrei Sourakov and Niklas Wahlberg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:199

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  20. Content type: Research article

    New Caledonia harbours a highly diverse and endemic flora, and 13 (out of the 19 worldwide) species of Araucaria are endemic to this territory. Their phylogenetic relationships remain largely unresolved. Using nu...

    Authors: Myriam Gaudeul, Martin F Gardner, Philip Thomas, Richard A Ennos and Pete M Hollingsworth

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:171

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The evolutionary history of the Old World monkey tribe Papionini comprising the genera Macaca, Mandrillus, Cercocebus, Lophocebus, Theropithecus, Rungwecebus and Papio is still matter of debate. Although the Afri...

    Authors: Rasmus Liedigk, Christian Roos, Markus Brameier and Dietmar Zinner

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:176

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Species thermal requirements are one of the principal determinants of their ecology and biogeography, although our understanding of the interplay between these factors is limited by the paucity of integrative ...

    Authors: Amparo Hidalgo-Galiana, David Sánchez-Fernández, David T Bilton, Alexandra Cieslak and Ignacio Ribera

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:187

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Myzostomids are marine annelids, nearly all of which live symbiotically on or inside echinoderms, chiefly crinoids, and to a lesser extent asteroids and ophiuroids. These symbionts possess a variety of adult b...

    Authors: Mindi M Summers and Greg W Rouse

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:170

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Fleas, the most notorious insect ectoparasites of human, dogs, cats, birds, etc., have recently been traced to its basal and primitive ancestors during the Middle Jurassic. Compared with extant fleas, these la...

    Authors: Taiping Gao, Chungkun Shih, Alexandr P Rasnitsyn, Xing Xu, Shuo Wang and Dong Ren

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:168

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The genetic diversity of the human microbiome holds great potential for shedding light on the history of our ancestors. Helicobacter pylori is the most prominent example as its analysis allowed a fine-scale resol...

    Authors: Karsten Henne, Jing Li, Mark Stoneking, Olga Kessler, Hildegard Schilling, Anne Sonanini, Georg Conrads and Hans-Peter Horz

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:190

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Specific host-parasite systems often embody a particular co-distribution phenomenon, in which the parasite’s phylogeographic pattern is dependent on its host. In practice, however, both congruent and incongrue...

    Authors: Gonghua Lin, Fang Zhao, Hongjian Chen, Xiaogong Deng, Jianping Su and Tongzuo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:180

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Aquaporins (AQPs) and aquaglyceroporins (AQGPs) belong to the superfamily of Major Intrinsic Proteins (MIPs) and are involved in the transport of water and neutral solutes across the membranes. MIP channels pl...

    Authors: Ravi Kumar Verma, Neel Duti Prabh and Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:173

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Discordance among individual molecular age estimates, or between molecular age estimates and the fossil record, is observed in many clades across the Tree of Life. This discordance is attributed to a variety o...

    Authors: Alex Dornburg, Jeffrey P Townsend, Matt Friedman and Thomas J Near

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:169

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Bacteria of the order Rickettsiales (Alphaproteobacteria) are obligate intracellular parasites that infect species from virtually every major eukaryotic lineage. Several rickettsial genera harbor species that are...

    Authors: Yan-Jun Kang, Xiu-Nian Diao, Gao-Yu Zhao, Ming-Hui Chen, Yanwen Xiong, Mang Shi, Wei-Ming Fu, Yu-Jiang Guo, Bao Pan, Xiao-Ping Chen, Edward C Holmes, Joseph J Gillespie, Stephen J Dumler and Yong-Zhen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:167

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  30. Content type: Research article

    To predict further invasions of pests it is important to understand what factors contribute to the genetic structure of their populations. Cosmopolitan pest species are ideal for studying how different agroeco...

    Authors: Irina Ovčarenko, Despoina Evripidis Kapantaidaki, Leena Lindström, Nathalie Gauthier, Anastasia Tsagkarakou, Karelyn Emily Knott and Irene Vänninen

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:165

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Early methods for estimating divergence times from gene sequence data relied on the assumption of a molecular clock. More sophisticated methods were created to model rate variation and used auto-correlation of...

    Authors: Mathieu Fourment and Edward C Holmes

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:163

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Skipper butterflies (Hesperiidae) are a relatively well-studied family of Lepidoptera. However, a combination of DNA barcodes, morphology, and natural history data has revealed several cryptic species complexe...

    Authors: Claudia Bertrand, Daniel H Janzen, Winnie Hallwachs, John M Burns, Joel F Gibson, Shadi Shokralla and Mehrdad Hajibabaei

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:153

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Recent molecular hypotheses suggest that some traditional suprageneric taxa of Characiformes require revision, as they may not constitute monophyletic groups. This is the case for the Bryconidae. Various studi...

    Authors: Kelly T Abe, Tatiane C Mariguela, Gleisy S Avelino, Fausto Foresti and Claudio Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:152

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The origin and colonisation history after the Quaternary ice ages remain largely unresolved for many plant lineages, mainly owing to a lack of fine-scale studies. Here, we present a molecular phylogeny and a p...

    Authors: Isabel M Liberal, Monique Burrus, Claire Suchet, Christophe Thébaud and Pablo Vargas

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:146

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Lethal amanitas (Amanita section Phalloideae) are a group of wild, fatal mushrooms causing many poisoning cases worldwide. However, the diversity and evolutionary history of these lethal mushrooms remain poorly k...

    Authors: Qing Cai, Rodham E Tulloss, Li P Tang, Bau Tolgor, Ping Zhang, Zuo H Chen and Zhu L Yang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:143

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Haldane’s Rule, the tendency for the heterogametic sex to show reduced fertility in hybrid crosses, can obscure the signal of gene flow in mtDNA between species where females are heterogametic. Therefore, it i...

    Authors: Fiona C Gowen, James M Maley, Carla Cicero, A Townsend Peterson, Brant C Faircloth, T Caleb Warr and John E McCormack

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:135

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  37. Content type: Methodology article

    The reconstruction of the phylogenetic tree topology of four taxa is, still nowadays, one of the main challenges in phylogenetics. Its difficulties lie in considering not too restrictive evolutionary models, a...

    Authors: Esther Ibáñez-Marcelo and Marta Casanellas

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:132

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Rhesus macaques living in western Sichuan, China, have been separated into several isolated populations due to habitat fragmentation. Previous studies based on the neutral or nearly neutral markers (mitochondr...

    Authors: Yong-Fang Yao, Qiu-Xia Dai, Jing Li, Qing-Yong Ni, Ming-Wang Zhang and Huai-Liang Xu

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:130

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The origin and early radiation of archosaurs and closely related taxa (Archosauriformes) during the Triassic was a critical event in the evolutionary history of tetrapods. This radiation led to the dinosaur-do...

    Authors: Richard J Butler, Corwin Sullivan, Martín D Ezcurra, Jun Liu, Agustina Lecuona and Roland B Sookias

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:128

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The Kalligrammatidae are distinctive, large, conspicuous, lacewings found in Eurasia from the Middle Jurassic to mid Early Cretaceous. Because of incomplete and often inadequate fossil preservation, an absence...

    Authors: Qiang Yang, Yongjie Wang, Conrad C Labandeira, Chungkun Shih and Dong Ren

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:126

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Predatory marine gastropods of the genus Conus exhibit substantial variation in venom composition both within and among species. Apart from mechanisms associated with extensive turnover of gene families and rapid...

    Authors: Dan Chang and Thomas F Duda Jr

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:123

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Considered a biodiversity hotspot, the Canary Islands have been the key subjects of numerous evolutionary studies concerning a large variety of organisms. The genus Cheirolophus (Asteraceae) represents one of the...

    Authors: Daniel Vitales, Teresa Garnatje, Jaume Pellicer, Joan Vallès, Arnoldo Santos-Guerra and Isabel Sanmartín

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:118

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Despite its high number of endemic deciduous broad-leaved species in China’s warm-temperate zone, far less attention has been paid to phylogeographic studies in this region. In this work, the phylogeographic h...

    Authors: Zi-Zhen Fu, Yong-Hua Li, Kai-Ming Zhang and Yong Li

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:114

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Biogeographers seek to understand the influences of global climate shifts and geologic changes to the landscape on the ecology and evolution of organisms. Across both longer and shorter timeframes, the western...

    Authors: Derek D Houston, Dennis K Shiozawa, Brian Tilston Smith and Brett R Riddle

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:111

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genome analyses have greatly improved the phylogeny and phylogeography of human mtDNA. Human mitochondrial DNA haplogroup U6 has been considered as a molecular signal of a Pa...

    Authors: Bernard Secher, Rosa Fregel, José M Larruga, Vicente M Cabrera, Phillip Endicott, José J Pestano and Ana M González

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014 14:109

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