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Rosid radiation and the rapid rise of angiosperm-dominated forests
The timing of the inferred rapid radiation of rosids corresponds with the rapid rise of angiosperm-dominated forests and the concomitant diversification of other clades that inhabit these forests, including amphibians, ants, placental mammals, and ferns. Expand
Laurasian migration explains Gondwanan disjunctions: Evidence from Malpighiaceae
It is proposed that Malpighiaceae originated in northern South America, and that members of several clades repeatedly migrated into North America and subsequently moved via North Atlantic land connections into the Old World during episodes starting in the Eocene, when climates supported tropical forests. Expand
Explosive Radiation of Malpighiales Supports a Mid‐Cretaceous Origin of Modern Tropical Rain Forests
This case illustrates that dated phylogenies can provide an important new source of evidence bearing on the timing of major environmental changes, which may be especially useful when fossil evidence is limited or controversial. Expand
Malpighiales phylogenetics: Gaining ground on one of the most recalcitrant clades in the angiosperm tree of life.
These data provide greatly increased support for the recent additions of Aneulophus, Bhesa, Centroplacus, Ploiarium, and Rafflesiaceae to Malpighiales; sister relations of Phyllanthaceae + Picrodendraceae, monophyly of Hypericaceae, and polyphyly of Clusiaceae. Expand
Phylogenomics and a posteriori data partitioning resolve the Cretaceous angiosperm radiation Malpighiales
It is found that commonly used a priori approaches for partitioning concatenated data in maximum likelihood analyses, by gene or by codon position, performed poorly relative to the use of partitions identified a posteriori using a Bayesian mixture model. Expand
The deepest divergences in land plants inferred from phylogenomic evidence
  • Y. Qiu, Libo Li, +18 authors C. Davis
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 17 October 2006
It is shown here that densely sampled taxon trees built with multiple genes provide an indispensable test of taxon-sparse trees inferred from genome sequences. Expand
Coalescent versus concatenation methods and the placement of Amborella as sister to water lilies.
A broad coalescent-based species tree estimation of 45 seed plants is provided and it is suggested that the Amborella alone placement inferred using concatenation methods is likely misled by fast-evolving sites, which appear to be more robust to elevated substitution rates. Expand
Phylogenetic patterns of species loss in Thoreau's woods are driven by climate change
Climate change has affected and will likely continue to shape the phylogenetically biased pattern of species loss in Thoreau's woods, and flowering-time response traits are shared among closely related species. Expand
Implementing and testing the multispecies coalescent model: A valuable paradigm for phylogenomics.
Many of S&G's criticisms of MSC models are invalidated when concatenation is appropriately viewed as a special case of the MSC, which in turn is aSpecial case of emerging network models in phylogenomics. Expand
Estimating phylogenetic trees from genome‐scale data
It is shown that approaches, such as binning, designed to augment the signal in species tree analyses can distort the distribution of gene trees and are inconsistent, and that Computationally efficient species tree methods incorporating biological realism are a key to phylogenetic analysis of whole‐genome data. Expand