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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. Primulina Hance is an emerging model for studying evolutionary divergence, adaptation and speciation of the karst flora. However, phylogenetic relationships within the genus have not b...

    Authors: Chao Feng, Meizhen Xu, Chen Feng, Eric J. B. von Wettberg and Ming Kang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:224

    Content type: Methodology article

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  2. A range of higher animal taxa are shared across various chemosynthesis-based ecosystems (CBEs), which demonstrates the evolutionary link between these habitats, but on a global scale the number of species inha...

    Authors: Mari H. Eilertsen, Jon A. Kongsrud, Tom Alvestad, Josefin Stiller, Greg W. Rouse and Hans T. Rapp

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:222

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The impact of predator-prey interactions on the evolution of many marine invertebrates is poorly understood. Since barriers to genetic exchange are less obvious in the marine realm than in terrestrial or fresh...

    Authors: Jessica A. Goodheart, Adam L. Bazinet, Ángel Valdés, Allen G. Collins and Michael P. Cummings

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:221

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Species with broad distributions frequently divide into multiple genetic forms and may therefore be viewed as “cryptic species”. Here, we used the mitochondrial cytochrome b (Cytb) and 12 nuclear DNA loci to inve...

    Authors: Weitao Chen, Zaixuan Zhong, Wei Dai, Qi Fan and Shunping He

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:216

    Content type: Research article

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  5. This study aims to assess the role that Pleistocene refugia, rivers and local habitat conditions may have played in the evolutionary diversification of three central African duiker species (Cephalophus dorsalis, ...

    Authors: Stephan Ntie, Anne R. Davis, Katrin Hils, Patrick Mickala, Henri A. Thomassen, Katy Morgan, Hadrien Vanthomme, Mary K. Gonder and Nicola M. Anthony

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:212

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Interspecific interactions have long been assumed to play an important role in diversification. Mutualistic interactions, such as nursery pollination mutualisms, have been proposed as good candidates for diver...

    Authors: Lillian Jennifer Rodriguez, Anthony Bain, Lien-Siang Chou, Lucie Conchou, Astrid Cruaud, Regielene Gonzales, Martine Hossaert-McKey, Jean-Yves Rasplus, Hsy-Yu Tzeng and Finn Kjellberg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:207

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The systematic positions of the extinct insect orders Hypoperlida, Miomoptera and Permopsocida were enigmatic and unstable for nearly a century. The recent studies based on new material, especially from the Ce...

    Authors: Jakub Prokop, Martina Pecharová, Romain Garrouste, Robert Beattie, Ioana C. Chintauan-Marquier and André Nel

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:205

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The adaptive evolution of species response to environment are the key issues in molecular ecology and evolutionary biology. The direction of adaptive differentiation of species in regions lacking strong select...

    Authors: Cai-Yun Miao, Yong Li, Jie Yang and Run-Li Mao

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:202

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The impacts of hybridization on the process of speciation are manifold, leading to distinct patterns across the genome. Genetic differentiation accumulates in certain genomic regions, while divergence is hampe...

    Authors: Jente Ottenburghs, Hendrik-Jan Megens, Robert H. S. Kraus, Pim van Hooft, Sipke E. van Wieren, Richard P. M. A. Crooijmans, Ronald C. Ydenberg, Martien A. M. Groenen and Herbert H. T. Prins

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:201

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Especially on islands closer to the mainland, such as the Canary Islands, different lineages that originated by multiple colonization events could have merged by hybridization, which then could have promoted r...

    Authors: M. Curto, P. Puppo, S. Kratschmer and H. Meimberg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:198

    Content type: Research article

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  11. There is increasing recognition of the concordance between marine biogeographic and phylogeographic boundaries. However, it is still unclear how population-level divergence translates into species-level diverg...

    Authors: Ahmad Farhadi, Andrew G. Jeffs, Hamid Farahmand, Thankappan Sarasam Rejiniemon, Greg Smith and Shane D. Lavery

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:195

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The Asimina-Disepalum clade (Annonaceae subfam. Annonoideae tribe Annoneae) includes a major Neotropical-Asian biogeographical disjunction. We evaluate whether this disjunction can be explained by the Eocene bore...

    Authors: Pui-Sze Li, Daniel C. Thomas and Richard M. K. Saunders

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:188

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Molecular taxonomy studies and barcoding projects can provide rapid means of detecting cryptic diversity. Nevertheless, the use of molecular data for species delimitation should be undertaken with caution. Esp...

    Authors: Anja Palandačić, Alexander Naseka, David Ramler and Harald Ahnelt

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:184

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Hybridization is observed in many eukaryotic lineages and can lead to the formation of polyploid species. The study of hybridization and polyploidization faces challenges both in data generation and in account...

    Authors: Olga K. Kamneva, John Syring, Aaron Liston and Noah A. Rosenberg

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:180

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The p53 signalling pathway, which controls cell fate, has been extensively studied due to its prominent role in tumor development. The pathway includes the tumor supressor protein p53, its vertebrate paralogs ...

    Authors: Emma Åberg, Fulvio Saccoccia, Manfred Grabherr, Wai Ying Josefin Ore, Per Jemth and Greta Hultqvist

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:177

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Skippers (Family: Hesperiidae) are a large group of butterflies with ca. 4000 species under 567 genera. The lack of a time-calibrated higher-level phylogeny of the group has precluded understanding of its evol...

    Authors: Ranjit Kumar Sahoo, Andrew D. Warren, Steve C. Collins and Ullasa Kodandaramaiah

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:174

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Conures are a morphologically diverse group of Neotropical parrots classified as members of the tribe Arini, which has recently been subjected to a taxonomic revision. The previously broadly defined Aratinga genu...

    Authors: Adam Dawid Urantowka, Aleksandra Kroczak and Paweł Mackiewicz

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:166

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Fish classifications, as those of most other taxonomic groups, are being transformed drastically as new molecular phylogenies provide support for natural groups that were unanticipated by previous studies. A b...

    Authors: Ricardo Betancur-R, Edward O. Wiley, Gloria Arratia, Arturo Acero, Nicolas Bailly, Masaki Miya, Guillaume Lecointre and Guillermo Ortí

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:162

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In seabirds, the extent of population genetic and phylogeographic structure varies extensively among species. Genetic structure is lacking in some species, but present in others despite the absence of obvious ...

    Authors: Petra Quillfeldt, Yoshan Moodley, Henri Weimerskirch, Yves Cherel, Karine Delord, Richard A. Phillips, Joan Navarro, Luciano Calderón and Juan F. Masello

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:160

    Content type: Research article

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  20. There is a general lack of information on the dispersal and genetic structuring for populations of small-sized deep-water taxa, including free-living nematodes which inhabit and dominate the seafloor sediments...

    Authors: Annelies De Groote, Freija Hauquier, Ann Vanreusel and Sofie Derycke

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:154

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The tribe Coccinellini is a group of relatively large ladybird beetles that exhibits remarkable morphological and biological diversity. Many species are aphidophagous, feeding as larvae and adults on aphids, b...

    Authors: Hermes E. Escalona, Andreas Zwick, Hao-Sen Li, Jiahui Li, Xingmin Wang, Hong Pang, Diana Hartley, Lars S. Jermiin, Oldřich Nedvěd, Bernhard Misof, Oliver Niehuis, Adam Ślipiński and Wioletta Tomaszewska

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:151

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The earliest seed plants in the Late Devonian (Famennian) are abundant and well known. However, most of them lack information regarding the frond system and reconstruction. Cosmosperma polyloba represents the fir...

    Authors: Le Liu, Deming Wang, Meicen Meng and Jinzhuang Xue

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:149

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Hedera (ivies) is one of the few temperate genera of the primarily tropical Asian Palmate group of the Araliaceae, which extends its range out of Asia to Europe and the Mediterranean b...

    Authors: V. Valcárcel, B. Guzmán, N. G. Medina, P. Vargas and J. Wen

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:146

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The colonial habit of Brandt’s vole (Lasiopodomys brandtii) differs from that of most other species of the genus Microtus. The demographic history of this species and the patterns shaping its current genetic stru...

    Authors: Ke Li, Michael H. Kohn, Songmei Zhang, Xinrong Wan, Dazhao Shi and Deng Wang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:145

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Classical cadherins are a metazoan-specific family of homophilic cell-cell adhesion molecules that regulate morphogenesis. Type I and type IV cadherins in this family function at adherens junctions in the majo...

    Authors: Mizuki Sasaki, Yasuko Akiyama-Oda and Hiroki Oda

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:142

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Brachypodium distachyon (Poaceae), an annual Mediterranean Aluminum (Al)-sensitive grass, is currently being used as a model species to provide new information on cereals and biofuel c...

    Authors: Isabel Marques, Valeriia Shiposha, Diana López-Alvarez, Antonio J. Manzaneda, Pilar Hernandez, Marina Olonova and Pilar Catalán

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:139

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Earthworms (Crassiclitellata) are a diverse group of annelids of substantial ecological and economic importance. Earthworms are primarily terrestrial infaunal animals, and as such are probably rather poor natu...

    Authors: Frank E. Anderson, Bronwyn W. Williams, Kevin M. Horn, Christer Erséus, Kenneth M. Halanych, Scott R. Santos and Samuel W. James

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:123

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:204

  28. The taxonomy of pines (genus Pinus) is widely accepted and a robust gene tree based on entire plastome sequences exists. However, there is a large discrepancy in estimated divergence times of major pine clades am...

    Authors: Bianca Saladin, Andrew B. Leslie, Rafael O. Wüest, Glenn Litsios, Elena Conti, Nicolas Salamin and Niklaus E. Zimmermann

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:95

    Content type: Research article

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  29. India is a patchwork of tribal and non-tribal populations that speak many different languages from various language families. Indo-European, spoken across northern and central India, and also in Pakistan and B...

    Authors: Marina Silva, Marisa Oliveira, Daniel Vieira, Andreia Brandão, Teresa Rito, Joana B. Pereira, Ross M. Fraser, Bob Hudson, Francesca Gandini, Ceiridwen Edwards, Maria Pala, John Koch, James F. Wilson, Luísa Pereira, Martin B. Richards and Pedro Soares

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:88

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  30. The resilience of ecosystems to negative impacts is generally higher when high gene flow, species diversity and genetic diversity are present. Population genetic studies are suitable to investigate genetic div...

    Authors: Daniel Apolônio Silva de Oliveira, Wilfrida Decraemer, Tom Moens, Giovanni Amadeu Paiva dos Santos and Sofie Derycke

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:71

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  31. In-depth phylogeographic analysis can reveal migration patterns relevant for public health planning. Here, as a model, we focused on the provenance, in the current Italian HCV subtype 1a epidemic, of the NS3 r...

    Authors: Lize Cuypers, Bram Vrancken, Lavinia Fabeni, Nadia Marascio, Valeria Cento, Velia Chiara Di Maio, Marianna Aragri, Andrea Clemencia Pineda-Peña, Yoeri Schrooten, Kristel Van Laethem, Daniel Balog, Alfredo Focà, Carlo Torti, Frederik Nevens, Carlo Federico Perno, Anne-Mieke Vandamme…

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:70

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  32. The members of the genus Muntiacus are of particular interest to evolutionary biologists due to their extreme chromosomal rearrangements and the ongoing discussions about the number of living species. Red muntjac...

    Authors: Renata F. Martins, Jörns Fickel, Minh Le, Thanh van Nguyen, Ha M. Nguyen, Robert Timmins, Han Ming Gan, Jeffrine J. Rovie-Ryan, Dorina Lenz, Daniel W. Förster and Andreas Wilting

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:34

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  33. Armillaria is a globally distributed mushroom-forming genus composed primarily of plant pathogens. Species in this genus are prolific producers of rhizomorphs, or vegetative structures...

    Authors: Rachel A. Koch, Andrew W. Wilson, Olivier Séné, Terry W. Henkel and M. Catherine Aime

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:33

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  34. A long-standing view of Indian biodiversity is that while rich in species, there are few endemics or in-situ radiations within the subcontinent. One exception is the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, an isol...

    Authors: V.V. Robin, C. K. Vishnudas, Pooja Gupta, Frank E. Rheindt, Daniel M. Hooper, Uma Ramakrishnan and Sushma Reddy

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:31

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  35. Molecular markers are revealing a much more diverse and evolutionarily complex picture of marine biodiversity than previously anticipated. Cryptic and/or endemic marine species are continually being found thro...

    Authors: João Neiva, Ester A. Serrão, Laura Anderson, Peter T. Raimondi, Neusa Martins, Licínia Gouveia, Cristina Paulino, Nelson C. Coelho, Kathy Ann Miller, Daniel C. Reed, Lydia B. Ladah and Gareth A. Pearson

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:30

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  36. Podarcis tiliguerta is a wall lizard endemic to the Mediterranean islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Previous findings of high mtDNA and morphological diversity have led to the suggestio...

    Authors: V. Rodríguez, J. M. Buades, R. P. Brown, B. Terrasa, V. Pérez-Mellado, C. Corti, M. Delaugerre, J. A. Castro, A. Picornell and M. M. Ramon

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:27

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  37. Copepods play a critical role in marine ecosystems but have been poorly investigated in phylogenetic studies. Morphological evidence supports the monophyly of copepods, whereas interordinal relationships conti...

    Authors: Seong-il Eyun

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:23

    Content type: Research article

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  38. A large-scale systematical investigation of the influence of Pleistocene climate oscillation on mangrove population dynamics could enrich our knowledge about the evolutionary history during times of historical...

    Authors: Yuchen Yang, Jianfang Li, Shuhuan Yang, Xinnian Li, Lu Fang, Cairong Zhong, Norman C. Duke, Renchao Zhou and Suhua Shi

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:22

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  39. The neurotransmitter L-Glutamate (L-Glu) acting at ionotropic L-Glu receptors (iGluR) conveys fast excitatory signal transmission in the nervous systems of all animals. iGluR-dependent neurotransmission is a k...

    Authors: Justin B. Greer, Sawsan Khuri and Lynne A. Fieber

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:11

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  40. The current distribution of genetic diversity is the result of a vast array of microevolutionary processes, including short-term demographic and ecological mechanisms and long-term allopatric isolation in resp...

    Authors: Gabriele Senczuk, Paolo Colangelo, Emanuela De Simone, Gaetano Aloise and Riccardo Castiglia

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017 17:6

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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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