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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

    Nematodes are among the most diverse and abundant metazoans on Earth, but research on them has been biased toward parasitic taxa and model organisms. Free-living nematodes, particularly from the clades Enoplia...

    Authors: Ashleigh B. Smythe, Oleksandr Holovachov and Kevin M. Kocot

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:121

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    The evolution of male pregnancy is the most distinctive characteristic of syngnathids, and their specialized life history traits make syngnathid species excellent model species for many issues in biological ev...

    Authors: Xin Wang, Yanhong Zhang, Huixian Zhang, Geng Qin and Qiang Lin

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:119

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    There is a biogeographic break located at 30°S in the southeast Pacific, in a coastal area of strong environmental discontinuities. Several marine benthic taxa with restricted dispersal have a coincident phylo...

    Authors: Pilar A. Haye, Nicolás I. Segovia, Andrea I. Varela, Rodrigo Rojas, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira and Martin Thiel

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:118

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    Our ability to investigate processes shaping the evolutionary diversification of corals (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) is limited by a lack of understanding of species boundaries. Discerning species of corals has been c...

    Authors: Andrea M. Quattrini, Tiana Wu, Keryea Soong, Ming-Shiou Jeng, Yehuda Benayahu and Catherine S. McFadden

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:116

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The Taklimakan Desert in China is characterized by unique geological and historical dynamics and endemic flora and fauna, but the influence of historical climate oscillations on the evolutionary history of end...

    Authors: Brawin Kumar, Jilong Cheng, Deyan Ge, Lin Xia and Qisen Yang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:113

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Avian avulavirus (commonly known as avian paramyxovirus-1 or APMV-1) can cause disease of varying severity in both domestic and wild birds. Understanding how viruses move among hosts and geography would be use...

    Authors: Joseph T. Hicks, Kiril M. Dimitrov, Claudio L. Afonso, Andrew M. Ramey and Justin Bahl

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:108

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The Pleistocene cyclic sea-level fluctuations are thought to have markedly affected the distribution and genetic architecture of Atlanto-Mediterranean biota. Despite the acknowledged key role played by these h...

    Authors: Temim Deli, Christina Kiel and Christoph D. Schubart

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:105

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  8. Content type: Research article

    RNA interference (RNAi) related pathways provide defense against viruses and transposable elements, and have been implicated in the suppression of meiotic drive elements. Genes in these pathways often exhibit ...

    Authors: Danang Crysnanto and Darren J. Obbard

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:99

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have demonstrated that Bayesian species delimitation based on the multispecies coalescent model can produce inaccurate results by misinterpreting population splits as species divergences. An app...

    Authors: Kin Onn Chan and L. Lee Grismer

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:95

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Cichlids are a prime model system in evolutionary research and several of the most prominent examples of adaptive radiations are found in the East African Lakes Tanganyika, Malawi and Victoria, all part of the...

    Authors: Frederic Dieter Benedikt Schedel, Zuzana Musilova and Ulrich Kurt Schliewen

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:94

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Tropical rainforests (TRFs) harbour almost half of the world’s vascular plant species diversity while covering only about 6–7% of land. However, why species richness varies amongst the Earth’s major TRF region...

    Authors: Alexander Gamisch and Hans Peter Comes

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:93

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Species diversity is determined by both local environmental conditions that control differentiation and extinction and the outcome of large-scale processes that affect migration. The latter primarily comprises...

    Authors: Qian H. Gu, Martin Husemann, Hui H. Wu, Jing Dong, Chuan J. Zhou, Xian F. Wang, Yun N. Gao, Man Zhang, Guo R. Zhu and Guo X. Nie

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:82

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Congruent patterns in the distribution of biodiversity between regions or habitats suggest that key factors such as climatic and topographic variation may predictably shape evolutionary processes. In a number ...

    Authors: Paul M. Oliver, Lauren G. Ashman, Sarah Bank, Rebecca J. Laver, Renae C. Pratt, Leonardo G. Tedeschi and Craig C. Moritz

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:81

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Dictyostelid cellular slime molds (dictyostelids) are microscopic throughout their entire life cycle. The vegetative phase consists of single-celled amoeboid forms which live in the soil/leaf litter microhabit...

    Authors: Pu Liu, Yue Zou, Jiangan Hou, Steven L. Stephenson and Yu Li

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:78

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Spiny mice of the genus Acomys are distributed mainly in dry open habitats in Africa and the Middle East, and they are widely used as model taxa for various biological disciplines (e.g. ecology, physiology and ev...

    Authors: T. Aghová, K. Palupčíková, R. Šumbera, D. Frynta, L. A. Lavrenchenko, Y. Meheretu, J. Sádlová, J. Votýpka, J. S. Mbau, D. Modrý and J. Bryja

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:69

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Despite attempts in retracing the history of the Thao people in Taiwan using folktales, linguistics, physical anthropology, and ethnic studies, their history remains incomplete. The heritage of Thao has been a...

    Authors: Jean A. Trejaut, Frank Muyard, Ying-Hui Lai, Lan-Rong Chen, Zong-Sian Chen, Jun-Hun Loo, Jin-Yuan Huang and Marie Lin

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:64

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the relative influence of vicariance and dispersal in shaping Old World tropical biodiversity remains a challenge. We aimed to infer the roles of these alternative biogeographic processes using a...

    Authors: Jahnavi Joshi and Gregory D. Edgecombe

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:41

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:56

  18. Content type: Research article

    For over 50 years, attempts have been made to introgress agronomically useful traits from Erianthus sect. Ripidium (Tripidium) species into sugarcane based on both genera being part of the ‘Saccharum Complex’, an...

    Authors: Dyfed Lloyd Evans, Shailesh V. Joshi and Jianping Wang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:33

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Plukenetia is a small pantropical genus of lianas and vines with variably sized edible oil-rich seeds that presents an ideal system to investigate neotropical and pantropical diversification patterns and seed siz...

    Authors: Warren M. Cardinal-McTeague, Kenneth J. Wurdack, Erin M. Sigel and Lynn J. Gillespie

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:29

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The polyamine oxidases (PAOs) catabolize the oxidative deamination of the polyamines (PAs) spermine (Spm) and spermidine (Spd). Most of the phylogenetic studies performed to analyze the plant PAO family took i...

    Authors: Cesar Daniel Bordenave, Carolina Granados Mendoza, Juan Francisco Jiménez Bremont, Andrés Gárriz and Andrés Alberto Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:28

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge about the distribution of the genetic variation of marine species is fundamental to address species conservation and management strategies, especially in scenarios with mass mortalities. In the Medit...

    Authors: Ana Riesgo, Sergi Taboada, Rocío Pérez-Portela, Paolo Melis, Joana R. Xavier, Gema Blasco and Susanna López-Legentil

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:24

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Peninsulas often harvest high genetic diversity through repeated southward migrations of species during glacial maxima. Studies addressing within-species evolutionary responses to climate fluctuations in north...

    Authors: Michael Joseph Jowers, Santiago Sánchez-Ramírez, Euigeun Song, Samer Angelone, Taeyoung Choi, Inna Voloshina and Donggul Woo

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:23

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Multiple Sequence Alignments (MSAs) are the starting point of molecular evolutionary analyses. Errors in MSAs generate a non-historical signal that can lead to incorrect inferences. Therefore, numerous efforts...

    Authors: Arnaud Di Franco, Raphaël Poujol, Denis Baurain and Hervé Philippe

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:21

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The Carpathians and the Alps are the largest mountain ranges of the European Alpine System and important centres of endemism. Among the distinctive endemic species of this area is Saxifraga wahlenbergii, a Wester...

    Authors: Natalia Tkach, Martin Röser, Tomasz Suchan, Elżbieta Cieślak, Peter Schönswetter and Michał Ronikier

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:18

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to use hybrid populations as well as island populations of the European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) to explore the effect of evolutionary events, such as the post-deglaciation translocat...

    Authors: Themistoklis Giannoulis, Dimitrios Plageras, Costas Stamatis, Eleni Chatzivagia, Andreas Tsipourlianos, Periklis Birtsas, Charalambos Billinis, Franz Suchentrunk and Zissis Mamuris

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:17

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The impressive adaptive radiation of notothenioid fishes in Antarctic waters is generally thought to have been facilitated by an evolutionary key innovation, antifreeze glycoproteins, permitting the rapid evol...

    Authors: Santiago G. Ceballos, Marius Roesti, Michael Matschiner, Daniel A. Fernández, Malte Damerau, Reinhold Hanel and Walter Salzburger

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:13

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Clupeid fisheries in Lake Tanganyika (East Africa) provide food for millions of people in one of the world’s poorest regions. Due to climate change and overfishing, the clupeid stocks of Lake Tanganyika are de...

    Authors: Els L. R. De Keyzer, Zoë De Corte, Maarten Van Steenberge, Joost A. M. Raeymaekers, Federico C. F. Calboli, Nikol Kmentová, Théophile N’Sibula Mulimbwa, Massimiliano Virgilio, Carl Vangestel, Pascal Masilya Mulungula, Filip A. M. Volckaert and Maarten P. M. Vanhove

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:6

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Geographical isolation combined with historical climatic fluctuations have been identified as two major factors that contribute to the formation of new species. On the other hand, biotic factors such as compet...

    Authors: Yunxiang Liu, Christopher H. Dietrich and Cong Wei

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:5

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Septins are cytoskeletal proteins important in cell division and in establishing and maintaining cell polarity. Although septins are found in various eukaryotes, septin genes had the richest history of duplica...

    Authors: Benjamin Auxier, Jaclyn Dee, Mary L. Berbee and Michelle Momany

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:4

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The lake deposits of the informal Ruby Paper Shale unit, part of the Renova Formation of Montana, have yielded abundant plant fossils that document Late Eocene – Early Oligocene global cooling in western North...

    Authors: Tobin L. Hieronymus, David A. Waugh and Julia A. Clarke

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:3

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Climate oscillation may have a profound effect on species distributions, gene flow patterns and population demography. In response to environmental change, those species restricted to montane habitats experien...

    Authors: Tao Pan, Hui Wang, Pablo Orozcoterwengel, Chao-Chao Hu, Gui-You Wu, Li-Fu Qian, Zhong-Lou Sun, Wen-Bo Shi, Peng Yan, Xiao-Bing Wu and Bao-Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 19:1

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The diversity and phylogeny of whitefish of the genus Coregonus is complex, and includes many endemic species of high conservation concern. However, because of commercial importance of whitefish fisheries, stocki...

    Authors: Thomas Mehner, Kirsten Pohlmann, David Bittner and Jörg Freyhof

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:208

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Echinoidea is a clade of marine animals including sea urchins, heart urchins, sand dollars and sea biscuits. Found in benthic habitats across all latitudes, echinoids are key components of marine communities s...

    Authors: Nicolás Mongiardino Koch, Simon E. Coppard, Harilaos A. Lessios, Derek E. G. Briggs, Rich Mooi and Greg W. Rouse

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:189

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the factors shaping population genetic structure is important for evolutionary considerations as well as for management and conservation. While studies have revealed the importance of palaeogeogr...

    Authors: Ka Yan Ma, Lynne van Herwerden, Stephen J. Newman, Michael L. Berumen, John Howard Choat, Ka Hou Chu and Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:180

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Phylogenies provide critical information about convergence during adaptive radiation. To test whether there have been multiple origins of a distinctive trophic phenotype in one of the most rapidly radiating gr...

    Authors: C. Darrin Hulsey, Jimmy Zheng, Roi Holzman, Michael E. Alfaro, Melisa Olave and Axel Meyer

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:179

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The Pantosteus plebeius-nebuliferus species-group is a group of freshwater fishes distributed in endo- and exorheic drainage basins in the Mexican Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range system and central North M...

    Authors: Diushi Keri Corona-Santiago, Omar Domínguez-Domínguez, Llanet Tovar-Mora, José Ramón Pardos-Blas, Yvonne Herrerías-Diego, Rodolfo Pérez-Rodríguez and Ignacio Doadrio

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:173

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:206

  37. Content type: Research article

    Transcriptome sequencing has become a method of choice for evolutionary studies in microbial eukaryotes due to low cost and minimal sample requirements. Transcriptome data has been extensively used in phylogen...

    Authors: Yonas I. Tekle and Fiona C. Wood

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:170

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The cartilaginous fishes diverged from other jawed vertebrates ~ 450 million years ago (mya). Despite this key evolutionary position, the only high-quality cartilaginous fish genome available is for the elepha...

    Authors: Anthony K. Redmond, Daniel J. Macqueen and Helen Dooley

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:169

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Drylands cover nearly 41% of Earth’s land surface and face a high risk of degradation worldwide. However, the actual timeframe during which dryland floras rose on a global scale remains unknown. Zygophyllaceae...

    Authors: Sheng-Dan Wu, Lin-Jing Zhang, Li Lin, Sheng-Xiang Yu, Zhi-Duan Chen and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:166

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Southern Appalachian forests are dominated by second-growth vegetation following decades of intensive forestry and agricultural use, although some old-growth patches remain. While it’s been shown that second-g...

    Authors: Michael S. Caterino and Shelley S. Langton-Myers

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:165

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Islands have traditionally been the centre of evolutionary biological research, but the dynamics of immigration and differentiation at continental islands have not been well studied. Therefore, we focused on t...

    Authors: Takumi Saito, Takahiro Hirano, Larisa Prozorova, Van Tu Do, Anna Sulikowska-Drozd, Tatiana Sitnikova, Purevdorj Surenkhorloo, Daishi Yamazaki, Yuta Morii, Yuichi Kameda, Hiroshi Fukuda and Satoshi Chiba

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:164

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Past climatological events and contemporary geophysical barriers shape the distribution, population genetic structure, and evolutionary history of many organisms. The Himalayan region, frequently referred to a...

    Authors: Laxman Khanal, Mukesh Kumar Chalise, Tao Wan and Xuelong Jiang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:159

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Previous molecular studies on the phylogeny and classification of clupeocephalan fishes revealed numerous new taxonomic entities. For re-analysing these taxa, we perform target gene capturing and subsequent ne...

    Authors: Nicolas Straube, Chenhong Li, Matthias Mertzen, Hao Yuan and Timo Moritz

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:158

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Resolving the historical biogeography of the leopard (Panthera pardus) is a complex issue, because patterns inferred from fossils and from molecular data lack congruence. Fossil evidence supports an African origi...

    Authors: Johanna L. A. Paijmans, Axel Barlow, Daniel W. Förster, Kirstin Henneberger, Matthias Meyer, Birgit Nickel, Doris Nagel, Rasmus Worsøe Havmøller, Gennady F. Baryshnikov, Ulrich Joger, Wilfried Rosendahl and Michael Hofreiter

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:156

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Quaternary climatic oscillations had tremendous effects on the current distribution of species. Here, we aim to elucidate the glacial history of Rhodiola crenulata, a perennial herb almost exclusively restricted ...

    Authors: Yuan-Zhen Zhang, Ruo-Wei Zhu, Da-Lv Zhong and Jian-Qiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:154

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Refugial populations in Quaternary glaciations are critical to understanding the evolutionary history and climatic interactions of many extant species. Compared with the well-studied areas of Europe and Northe...

    Authors: Wei Song, Li-Jun Cao, Bing-Yan Li, Ya-Jun Gong, Ary Anthony Hoffmann and Shu-Jun Wei

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:152

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