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#1Wilson X. Guillory (SIU: Southern Illinois University Carbondale)H-Index: 1
#2Connor M. French (SIU: Southern Illinois University Carbondale)H-Index: 1
Last.Jason L. Brown (SIU: Southern Illinois University Carbondale)H-Index: 3
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Abstract The Amazonian poison frog genus Ameerega is one of the largest yet most understudied of the brightly colored genera in the anuran family Dendrobatidae, with 30 described species ranging throughout tropical South America. Phylogenetic analyses of Ameerega are highly discordant, lacking consistency due to variation in data types and methods, and often with limited coverage of species diversity in the genus. Here, we present a comprehensive phylogenomic reconstruction of Ameerega, utilizin...
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#1Bohao Fang (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 1
#2Juha Merilä (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 71
Last.Paolo Momigliano (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Incomplete lineage sorting (ILS) can lead to biased divergence time estimates. To explore if and how ILS has influenced the results of a recent study of worldwide phylogeny of three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus), we estimated divergence times among major clades by applying both a concatenation approach and the multispecies coalescent (MSC) model to single-nucleotide polymorphisms. To further test the influence of different calibration strategies, we applied different cali...
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#1Paul Zaharias (University of Paris)H-Index: 3
#2Eric Pante (University of La Rochelle)H-Index: 14
Last.Nicolas Puillandre (University of Paris)H-Index: 9
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Abstract For over a decade now, High Throughput sequencing (HTS) approaches have revolutionized phylogenetics, both in terms of data production and methodology. While transcriptomes and (reduced) genomes are increasingly used, generating and analyzing HTS datasets remains expensive, time consuming and complex for most non-model taxa. Indeed, a literature survey revealed that 74% of the molecular phylogenetics trees published in 2018 are based on data obtained through Sanger sequencing. In this c...
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#1Aparna Lajmi (IISc: Indian Institute of Science)H-Index: 2
#2Praveen Karanth (IISc: Indian Institute of Science)H-Index: 8
Abstract The Eocene–Oligocene cooling marks a global shift towards a cooler and drier climate, concurrent with significant turnover in biota globally. In Peninsular India, palynological investigations suggest a shift from wet rainforest vegetation to dry and seasonal species during this period. However, the grassland and open habitats that dominate this region at present expanded relatively recently due to Late Miocene intensification of monsoon seasonality. We test the possible role of these cl...
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#1Gulzar Khan (UFSCar: Federal University of São Carlos)H-Index: 5
#2Fernando F. Franco (UFSCar: Federal University of São Carlos)H-Index: 8
Last.Evandro M. Moraes (UFSCar: Federal University of São Carlos)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Hybridization and introgression between species in contact/hybrid zones provide important insight into the genetic and ecological mechanisms of speciation. Cactaceae represents the most important radiation of true succulent angiosperms in the New World. This diversification continues to date, with species experiencing few intrinsic barriers to gene flow and the frequent occurrence of natural hybridization. Here, we used RAD-Seq single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data to investigate th...
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#1Tiantian ZhaoH-Index: 4
#2Guixi WangH-Index: 4
Last.Zhen YangH-Index: 1
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Abstract The evolutionary history of the genus Corylus, a tertiary disjunct lineage consisting of approximately 15∼20 taxa with New and Old World distribution, has not been fully studied using molecular tools. In this research, we reconstructed comprehensive phylogenies of this genus using multiple datasets (genome-wide SNPs; complete chloroplast genomes; and nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences) based on detailed sampling of 17 Corylus species currently recognized. Divergence times were estimated us...
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#1Bine Xue (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 6
#2Xing Guo (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 5
Last.Richard M. K. Saunders (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 24
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Abstract A major goal of phylogenetic systematics is to understand both the patterns of diversification and the processes by which these patterns are formed. Few studies have focused on the ancient, species-rich Magnoliales clade and its diversification pattern. Within Magnoliales, the pantropically distributed Annonaceae are by far the most genus-rich and species-rich family-level clade, with c. 110 genera and c. 2,400 species. We investigated the diversification patterns across Annonaceae and ...
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#1Daniel J.D. Natusch (Macquarie University)H-Index: 1
#2Damien Esquerré (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 6
Last.Stephen C. Donnellan (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 29
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Abstract Molecular data sets and the increasing use of integrative systematics is revealing cryptic diversity in a range of taxa – particularly in remote and poorly sampled landscapes like the island of New Guinea. Green pythons (Morelia viridis complex) are one of the most conspicuous elements of this island’s fauna, with large numbers taken from the wild to supply international demand for exotic pets. We test hypotheses about species boundaries in green pythons from across New Guinea and Austr...
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#1Hong-Xin Wang (Haida: Hainan University)
#2Huan LiuH-Index: 7
Last.Hua-Feng Wang (Haida: Hainan University)H-Index: 10
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Abstract The family Caprifoliaceae s.l. is an asterid angiosperm clade of ca. 960 species, most of which are distributed in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Recent studies show that the family comprises seven major clades: Linnaeoideae, Zabelia, Morinoideae, Dipsacoideae, Valerianoideae, Caprifolioideae, and Diervilloideae. However, its phylogeny at the subfamily or genus level remains controversial, and the backbone relationships among subfamilies are incompletely resolved. In this...
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#1Rafael Acuña Castillo (UCR: University of Costa Rica)H-Index: 3
#2Federico Luebert (University of Chile)H-Index: 13
Last.Maximilian Weigend (University of Bonn)H-Index: 21
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Abstract The Loasoideae is the largest clade in the Loasaceae. This subfamily is widespread throughout the Neotropics and centered in the Andes, presenting an excellent opportunity to study diversification across much of temperate and mid to high-elevation areas of South America. Despite that, no studies have addressed the historical biogeography of the Loasoideae to date, leaving an important knowledge gap in this plant group. Here, we used four plastid markers (i.e., trnL–trnF, matK, trnS–trnG...
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