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Evolution on oceanic islands: molecular phylogenetic approaches to understanding pattern and process
  • B. Emerson
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular ecology
  • 1 June 2002
By their very nature oceanic island ecosystems offer great opportunities for the study of evolution and have for a long time been recognized as natural laboratories for studying evolution owing toExpand
Biodiversity soup: metabarcoding of arthropods for rapid biodiversity assessment and biomonitoring
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It is demonstrated, for the first time, that metabarcoding allows for the precise estimation of pairwise community dissimilarity (beta diversity) and within-community phylogenetic diversity (alpha diversity), despite the inevitable loss of taxonomic information inherent to metabarcode. Expand
Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of the Plant-Specific Seven-Transmembrane MLO Family
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A computational analysis of MLO family members based on 31 full-size and 3 partial sequences revealed evidence for concerted evolution of all three cytoplasmic domains with each other and the C-terminal cytopLasmic tail, suggesting interplay of all intracellular domains for MLO function. Expand
Reliable, verifiable and efficient monitoring of biodiversity via metabarcoding.
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Compared with standard biodiversity data sets, metabarcoded samples are taxonomically more comprehensive, many times quicker to produce, less reliant on taxonomic expertise and auditable by third parties, which is essential for dispute resolution. Expand
Phylogenetic analysis of community assembly and structure over space and time.
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This work compares communities over a range of evolutionary, ecological and geographic scales that differ in the extent to which speciation and adaptation contribute to community assembly and structure to provide insights into the processes that can generate community structure, as well as the evolutionary dynamics of community assembly. Expand
Cryptic or mystic? Glacial tree refugia in northern Europe.
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The evidence for tree refugia in northern Europe during the Late Pleniglacial interval of maximum tree-range contraction is examined, with the absence of temperate trees north of 45°N and a west-east (W-E) asymmetry in boreal tree distribution. Expand
Alarm bells for the molecular clock? No support for Ho et al.'s model of time-dependent molecular rate estimates.
  • B. Emerson
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Systematic biology
  • 1 April 2007
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The triplet fit method is analogous to split fit, and it is confirmed that triplet Fit is not co-Pareto on components, and quartet fit* is conjectured but has not been shown to be co- Pareto and sub-Paredto on quartets. Expand
Bulk De Novo Mitogenome Assembly from Pooled Total DNA Elucidates the Phylogeny of Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)
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The method was applied to study the higher level phylogenetic relationships in the weevils, producing 92 newly assembled mitogenomes obtained in a single Illumina MiSeq run, and supported a separate origin of wood-boring behavior by the subfamilies Scolytinae, Platypodinae and Cossoninae. Expand
Species diversity can drive speciation
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This work uses data for plants and arthropods of the volcanic archipelagos of the Canary and Hawaiian Islands to address whether there is a positive relationship between species diversity and rate of diversification and test the prediction that this increases with increasing species number. Expand
Biodiversity in the Mexican highlands and the interaction of geology, geography and climate within the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt
Aim (1) To synthesize data on the physical and phylogeographical history of the Mexican highlands, with a focus on the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (TMVB), and (2) to propose approaches andExpand
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