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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. The class Diphyllatea belongs to a group of enigmatic unicellular eukaryotes that play a key role in reconstructing the morphological innovation and diversification of early eukaryotic evolution. Despite its e...

    Authors: Russell J. S. Orr, Sen Zhao, Dag Klaveness, Akinori Yabuki, Keiji Ikeda, Makoto M. Watanabe and Kamran Shalchian-Tabrizi

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:115

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:118

  2. Hemocyanin transports O2 in the hemolymph of many arthropod species. Such respiratory proteins have long been considered unnecessary in Myriapoda. As a result, the presence of hemocyanin in Myriapoda has long bee...

    Authors: Samantha Scherbaum, Nadja Hellmann, Rosa Fernández, Christian Pick and Thorsten Burmester

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:107

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  3. Anthropogenic factors can have a major impact on the contemporary distribution of intraspecific genetic diversity. Many freshwater fishes have finely structured and locally adapted populations, but their natur...

    Authors: Veronika Bartáková, Josef Bryja and Martin Reichard

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:105

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  4. Recent molecular dating estimates for placental mammals echo fossil inferences for an explosive interordinal diversification, but typically place this event some 10–20 million years earlier than the Paleocene ...

    Authors: Matthew J. Phillips and Carmelo Fruciano

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:104

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  5. Physa acuta is a globally invasive freshwater snail native to North America. Prior studies have led to conflicting views of how P. acuta populations are connected and genetic diversity is partitioned globally. Th...

    Authors: Erika T. Ebbs, Eric S. Loker and Sara V. Brant

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:103

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  6. Butterflies (Papilionoidea) are perhaps the most charismatic insect lineage, yet phylogenetic relationships among them remain incompletely studied and controversial. This is especially true for skippers (Hespe...

    Authors: Emmanuel F. A. Toussaint, Jesse W. Breinholt, Chandra Earl, Andrew D. Warren, Andrew V. Z. Brower, Masaya Yago, Kelly M. Dexter, Marianne Espeland, Naomi E. Pierce, David J. Lohman and Akito Y. Kawahara

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:101

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  7. The main unequivocal conclusion after three decades of phylogeographic mtDNA studies is the African origin of all extant modern humans. In addition, a southern coastal route has been argued for to explain the ...

    Authors: Vicente M. Cabrera, Patricia Marrero, Khaled K. Abu-Amero and Jose M. Larruga

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:98

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  8. Recent developments in sequencing technologies make it possible to obtain genome sequences from a large number of isolates in a very short time. Bayesian phylogenetic approaches can take advantage of these dat...

    Authors: Sebastian Duchene, David A. Duchene, Jemma L. Geoghegan, Zoe A. Dyson, Jane Hawkey and Kathryn E. Holt

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:95

    Content type: Methodology article

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  9. Historical factors, demography, reproduction and dispersal are crucial in determining the genetic structure of seabirds. In the Antarctic marine environment, penguins are a major component of the avian biomass...

    Authors: Isidora Mura-Jornet, Carolina Pimentel, Gisele P. M. Dantas, Maria Virginia Petry, Daniel González-Acuña, Andrés Barbosa, Andrew D. Lowther, Kit M. Kovacs, Elie Poulin and Juliana A. Vianna

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:90

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:117

  10. Porous species boundaries can be a source of conflicting hypotheses, particularly when coupled with variable data and/or methodological approaches. Their impacts can often be magnified when non-model organisms...

    Authors: Max R. Bangs, Marlis R. Douglas, Steven M. Mussmann and Michael E. Douglas

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:86

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  11. The effects of historical geology and climatic events on the evolution of plants around the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau region have been at the center of debate for years. To identify the influence of the uplift o...

    Authors: Yan-Fei Zeng, Jian-Guo Zhang, Bawerjan Abuduhamiti, Wen-Ting Wang and Zhi-Qing Jia

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:75

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  12. Numerous studies have favored dispersal (colonization) over vicariance (past fragmentation) events to explain eastern Asian-North American distribution patterns. In plants, however the disjunction between east...

    Authors: Kun-Li Xiang, Andrey S. Erst, Xiao-Guo Xiang, Florian Jabbour and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:74

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  13. Phylogenetic analysis of DNA from modern and ancient samples allows the reconstruction of important demographic and evolutionary processes. A critical component of these analyses is the estimation of evolution...

    Authors: K. Jun Tong, David A. Duchêne, Sebastián Duchêne, Jemma L. Geoghegan and Simon Y. W. Ho

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:70

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  14. Debated aspects in speciation research concern the amount of gene flow between incipient species under secondary contact and the modes by which post-zygotic isolation accumulates. Secondary contact zones of al...

    Authors: Christophe Dufresnes, Petros Lymberakis, Panagiotis Kornilios, Romain Savary, Nicolas Perrin and Matthias Stöck

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:67

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  15. Previous phylogenetic analyses of primnoid octocorals utilizing morphological or molecular data have each recovered evolutionary relationships among genera that are largely incongruent with each other, with so...

    Authors: Stephen D. Cairns and Herman H. Wirshing

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:66

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  16. The family Phyllostomidae (Chiroptera) shows wide morphological, molecular and cytogenetic variation; many disagreements regarding its phylogeny and taxonomy remains to be resolved. In this study, we use chrom...

    Authors: Anderson José Baia Gomes, Cleusa Yoshiko Nagamachi, Luis Reginaldo Ribeiro Rodrigues, Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, Fengtang Yang, Patricia Caroline Mary O’Brien and Julio Cesar Pieczarka

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:62

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  17. Dengue virus type 3 genotype III (DENV3/III) is associated with increased number of severe infections when it emerged in the Americas and Asia. We had previously demonstrated that the DENV3/III was introduced ...

    Authors: Kim-Kee Tan, Nurul-Izzani Zulkifle, Syuhaida Sulaiman, Sui-Ping Pang, NurAsyura NorAmdan, NorAziyah MatRahim, Juraina Abd-Jamil, Meng-Hooi Shu, Nor Muhammad Mahadi and Sazaly AbuBakar

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:58

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  18. Volcanic and tectonic activities in conjunction with Quaternary climate are the main events that shaped the geographical distribution of genetic variation of many lineages. Poeciliopsis infans is the only poecili...

    Authors: Rosa Gabriela Beltrán-López, Omar Domínguez-Domínguez, Rodolfo Pérez-Rodríguez, Kyle Piller and Ignacio Doadrio

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:56

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  19. Cavefish populations belonging to the Mexican tetra species Astyanax mexicanus are outstanding models to study the tempo and mode of adaptation to a radical environmental change. They are currently assigned to tw...

    Authors: Julien Fumey, Hélène Hinaux, Céline Noirot, Claude Thermes, Sylvie Rétaux and Didier Casane

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:43

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  20. The phylogeny of Cnidaria has been a source of debate for decades, during which nearly all-possible relationships among the major lineages have been proposed. The ecological success of Cnidaria is predicated o...

    Authors: Ehsan Kayal, Bastian Bentlage, M. Sabrina Pankey, Aki H. Ohdera, Monica Medina, David C. Plachetzki, Allen G. Collins and Joseph F. Ryan

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:68

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  21. Recently, population genetic studies of Mediterranean marine species highlighted patterns of genetic divergence and phylogeographic breaks, due to the interplay between impacts of Pleistocene climate shifts an...

    Authors: Temim Deli, Evrim Kalkan, Selahattin Ünsal Karhan, Sonya Uzunova, Alireza Keikhosravi, Raşit Bilgin and Christoph D. Schubart

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:53

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  22. Life history characteristics are considered important factors influencing the evolutionary processes of natural populations, including the patterns of population genetic structure of a species. The sister spec...

    Authors: Song Yi Baek, Ji Hyoun Kang, Seo Hee Jo, Ji Eun Jang, Seo Yeon Byeon, Ju-hyoun Wang, Hwang-Goo Lee, Jun-Kil Choi and Hyuk Je Lee

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:52

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  23. South China encompasses complex and diverse landforms, giving rise to high biological diversity and endemism from the Hengduan Mountains to Taiwan Island. Many species are widely distributed across South China...

    Authors: Xue Lv, Jilong Cheng, Yang Meng, Yongbin Chang, Lin Xia, Zhixin Wen, Deyan Ge, Shaoying Liu and Qisen Yang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:50

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  24. Non-human primates have long been identified to harbour different species of Plasmodium. Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), in particular, are reservoirs for P. knowlesi, P. inui, P. cynomolgi, P. coatne...

    Authors: Thamayanthi Nada Raja, Ting Huey Hu, Ramlah Zainudin, Kim Sung Lee, Susan L. Perkins and Balbir Singh

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:49

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  25. The economic value of ginseng in the global medicinal plant trade is estimated to be in excess of US$2.1 billion. At the same time, the evolutionary placement of ginseng (Panax ginseng) and the complex evolutiona...

    Authors: V. Manzanilla, A. Kool, L. Nguyen Nhat, H. Nong Van, H. Le Thi Thu and H. J. de Boer

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:44

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  26. The ants of the Formica genus are classical model species in evolutionary biology. In particular, Darwin used Formica as model species to better understand the evolution of slave-making, a parasitic behaviour whe...

    Authors: Jonathan Romiguier, Jonathan Rolland, Claire Morandin and Laurent Keller

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:40

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  27. Much evolutionary theory predicts that diversity arises via both adaptive radiation (diversification driven by selection against niche-overlap within communities) and divergence of geographically isolated popu...

    Authors: Isaac Winkler, Sonja J. Scheffer, Matthew L. Lewis, Kristina J. Ottens, Andrew P. Rasmussen, Géssica A. Gomes-Costa, Luz Maria Huerto Santillan, Marty A. Condon and Andrew A. Forbes

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:30

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  28. Mountains have not only provided refuge for species, but also offered dispersal corridors during the Neogene and Quaternary global climate changes. Compared with a plethora of studies on the refuge role of Chi...

    Authors: Shuang Tian, Yixuan Kou, Zhirong Zhang, Lin Yuan, Derong Li, Jordi López-Pujol, Dengmei Fan and Zhiyong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:20

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  29. Life diversifies via adaptive radiation when natural selection drives the evolution of ecologically distinct species mediated by their access to novel niche space, or via non-adaptive radiation when new specie...

    Authors: Ashley M. Reaney, Mónica Saldarriaga-Córdoba and Daniel Pincheira-Donoso

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:16

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  30. The application of target capture with next-generation sequencing now enables phylogenomic analyses of rapidly radiating clades of species. But such analyses are complicated by extensive incomplete lineage sor...

    Authors: Jason G. Bragg, Sally Potter, Ana C. Afonso Silva, Conrad J. Hoskin, Benjamin Y. H. Bai and Craig Moritz

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:15

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  31. The thousands of species of closely related cichlid fishes in the great lakes of East Africa are a powerful model for understanding speciation and the genetic basis of trait variation. Recently, the genomes of...

    Authors: Ajay Ramakrishnan Varadarajan, Rohini Mopuri, J. Todd Streelman and Patrick T. McGrath

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:1

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  32. Recent studies have begun to reveal the complex evolutionary and biogeographic histories of mainland anoles in Central America, but the origins and relationships of many taxa remain poorly understood. One such...

    Authors: Erich P. Hofmann and Josiah H. Townsend

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:267

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  33. A deep divergence of mitochondrial DNA is common in species delimitated by morphological traits. Several hypotheses can explain such variations, such as cryptic species, introgression, allopatric divergence an...

    Authors: Chuanyin Dai, Yan Hao, Yong He and Fumin Lei

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:266

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  34. Invasive mosquito species are responsible for millions of vector-borne disease cases annually. The global invasive success of Aedes mosquitoes such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus has relied on the human tr...

    Authors: John Soghigian, Theodore G. Andreadis and Todd P. Livdahl

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:262

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  35. The underlying mechanisms and processes that prompt the colonisation of extreme environments, such as caves, constitute major research themes of evolutionary biology and biospeleology. The special adaptations ...

    Authors: Jorge L. Pérez-Moreno, Gergely Balázs, Blake Wilkins, Gábor Herczeg and Heather D. Bracken-Grissom

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:247

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  36. Long-term survival in isolated marginal seas of the China coast during the late Pleistocene ice ages is widely believed to be an important historical factor contributing to population genetic structure in coas...

    Authors: Jing-Jing Li, Zi-Min Hu, Zhong-Min Sun, Jian-Ting Yao, Fu-Li Liu, Pablo Fresia and De-Lin Duan

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:246

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  37. The glacial-interglacial cycles in the Pleistocene caused repeated range expansion and contraction of species in several regions in the world. However, it remains uncertain whether such climate oscillations ha...

    Authors: Feng Dong, Chih-Ming Hung, Xin-Lei Li, Jian-Yun Gao, Qiang Zhang, Fei Wu, Fu-Min Lei, Shou-Hsien Li and Xiao-Jun Yang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:244

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  38. The classification of closely related plants is not straightforward. These morphologically similar taxa frequently maintain their inter-hybridization potential and share ancestral polymorphisms as a consequenc...

    Authors: Ana Lúcia A. Segatto, Maikel Reck-Kortmann, Caroline Turchetto and Loreta B. Freitas

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:234

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  39. Debilitating skin infestations caused by the mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, have a profound impact on human and animal health globally. In Australia, this impact is evident across different segments of Australian socie...

    Authors: Tamieka A. Fraser, Renfu Shao, Nicholas M. Fountain-Jones, Michael Charleston, Alynn Martin, Pam Whiteley, Roz Holme, Scott Carver and Adam Polkinghorne

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:233

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  40. Due to their great species and ecological diversity as well as their capacity to produce hundreds of different toxins, cone snails are of interest to evolutionary biologists, pharmacologists and amateur natura...

    Authors: Samuel Abalde, Manuel J. Tenorio, Carlos M. L. Afonso, Juan E. Uribe, Ana M. Echeverry and Rafael Zardoya

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:231

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  41. The Neotropical Region is known for its biodiversity and ranks third in number of known termite species. However, biogeographic and phylogeographic information of termites of this region is limited compared to...

    Authors: Amanda de Faria Santos, Tiago Fernandes Carrijo, Eliana Marques Cancello and Adriana Coletto Morales-Corrêa e Castro

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:230

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