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Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds
A genome-scale phylogenetic analysis of 48 species representing all orders of Neoaves recovered a highly resolved tree that confirms previously controversial sister or close relationships and identifies the first divergence in Neoaves, two groups the authors named Passerea and Columbea.
Prospects for Building the Tree of Life from Large Sequence Databases
- A. Driskell, C. Ané, J. G. Burleigh, M. McMahon, B. O’Meara, M. Sanderson
- 12 November 2004
An analysis of two “supermatrices” suggests that even data sets with as much as 92% missing data can provide insights into broad sections of the tree of life.
Phylogeny and evolution of the Australo-Papuan honeyeaters (Passeriformes, Meliphagidae).
Obtaining maximal concatenated phylogenetic data sets from large sequence databases.
- M. Sanderson, A. Driskell, R. Ree, O. Eulenstein, Sasha A. Langley
- BiologyMolecular biology and evolution
- 1 July 2003
An exact algorithm for obtaining the largest multigene data sets from a collection of sequences with upper bounds to sequence concatenation has important implications for building the tree of life from large sequence databases.
Using DNA Barcoding to Assess Caribbean Reef Fish Biodiversity: Expanding Taxonomic and Geographic Coverage
- L. Weigt, C. Baldwin, A. Driskell, D. Smith, Andrea Ormos, E. Reyier
- Environmental SciencePLoS ONE
- 17 July 2012
The barcode data are providing new insights into Caribbean shorefish diversity, allowing for more and more accurate DNA-based identifications of larvae, juveniles, and unknown specimens.
Diversification and the adaptive radiation of the vangas of Madagascar
- S. Reddy, A. Driskell, D. Rabosky, S. Hackett, T. Schulenberg
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 May 2012
It is demonstrated that speciation rates in vangas decreased dramatically through time following the colonization of Madagascar, and a method that can accommodate phylogenetically non-random patterns of incomplete taxon sampling in diversification studies is introduced.
DNA barcoding fishes.
This chapter is an overview of the techniques for DNA barcoding of fishes from field collection to DNA sequence analysis, and stringent guidelines for judging the quality of raw sequence data are laid out.
Supertree bootstrapping methods for assessing phylogenetic variation among genes in genome-scale data sets.
Results from supertree bootstrapping methods, when compared to results from corresponding supermatrixbootstrapping, may provide insights into patterns of variation among genes in genome-scale data sets.
A new endemic family of New Zealand passerine birds: adding heat to a biodiversity hotspot
P phylogenetic analysis of two molecular datasets sampling all three endemic New Zealand ‘honeyeaters’ confirms that Notiomystis is not a honeyeater, but is instead most closely related to the Callaeidae (New Zealand wattlebirds) represented by Philesturnus carunculatus in this study.