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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  10. 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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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Research Article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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