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Bayesian species delimitation in West African forest geckos (Hemidactylus fasciatus)
  • A. Leaché, M. Fujita
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 2 June 2010
Genealogical data are an important source of evidence for delimiting species, yet few statistical methods are available for calculating the probabilities associated with different speciesExpand
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Coalescent-based species delimitation in an integrative taxonomy.
The statistical rigor of species delimitation has increased dramatically over the past decade. Coalescent theory provides powerful models for population genetic inference, and is now increasinglyExpand
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Molecular systematics of the Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus): a comparison of Parsimony, Likelihood, and Bayesian approaches.
Phylogenetic analysis of large datasets using complex nucleotide substitution models under a maximum likelihood framework can be computationally infeasible, especially when attempting to inferExpand
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Species delimitation using genome-wide SNP data.
The multispecies coalescent has provided important progress for evolutionary inferences, including increasing the statistical rigor and objectivity of comparisons among competing species delimitationExpand
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The influence of gene flow on species tree estimation: a simulation study.
Gene flow among populations or species and incomplete lineage sorting (ILS) are two evolutionary processes responsible for generating gene tree discordance and therefore hindering species treeExpand
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The accuracy of species tree estimation under simulation: a comparison of methods.
Numerous simulation studies have investigated the accuracy of phylogenetic inference of gene trees under maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian techniques. The relative accuracy ofExpand
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Species Delimitation using Genome-Wide SNP Data
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We combine a recently introduced dynamic programming algorithm for estimating species trees that bypasses MCMC integration over gene trees with sophisticated methods for estimating marginal likelihoods, needed for Bayesian model selection, to provide a rigorous and computationally tractable technique for genome-wide species delimitation. Expand
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Bergmann’s Clines in Ectotherms: Illustrating a Life‐History Perspective with Sceloporine Lizards
The generality and causes of Bergmann’s rule have been debated vigorously in the last few years, but Bergmann’s clines are rarely explained in the context of life‐history theory. We used bothExpand
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Implementing and testing the multispecies coalescent model: A valuable paradigm for phylogenomics.
In recent articles published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Mark Springer and John Gatesy (S&G) present numerous criticisms of recent implementations and testing of the multispeciesExpand
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Late Cretaceous origin of the rice tribe provides evidence for early diversification in Poaceae.
Rice and its relatives are a focal point in agricultural and evolutionary science, but a paucity of fossils has obscured their deep-time history. Previously described cuticles with silica bodiesExpand
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