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Resolution of the Early Placental Mammal Radiation Using Bayesian Phylogenetics
Molecular phylogenetic studies have resolved placental mammals into four major groups, but have not established the full hierarchy of interordinal relationships, including the position of the root.Expand
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Relationship between morphological taxonomy and molecular divergence within Crustacea: proposal of a molecular threshold to help species delimitation.
With today's technology for production of molecular sequences, DNA taxonomy and barcoding arose as a new tool for evolutionary biology and ecology. However, their validities still need to beExpand
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Parallel adaptive radiations in two major clades of placental mammals
Higher level relationships among placental mammals, as well as the historical biogeography and morphological diversification of this group, remain unclear. Here we analyse independent molecular dataExpand
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Comparison of Bayesian and maximum likelihood bootstrap measures of phylogenetic reliability.
Owing to the exponential growth of genome databases, phylogenetic trees are now widely used to test a variety of evolutionary hypotheses. Nevertheless, computation time burden limits the applicationExpand
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Molecular phylogenetic evidence refuting the hypothesis of Batoidea (rays and skates) as derived sharks.
Early morphological studies regarding the evolutionary history of elasmobranchs suggested sharks and batoids (skates and rays) were respectively monophyletic. More modern morphological cladisticExpand
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Lateral gene transfer and the origins of prokaryotic groups.
Lateral gene transfer (LGT) is now known to be a major force in the evolution of prokaryotic genomes. To date, most analyses have focused on either (a) verifying phylogenies of individual genesExpand
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The Sahara as a vicariant agent, and the role of Miocene climatic events, in the diversification of the mammalian order Macroscelidea (elephant shrews)
Although the Sahara is a major geographical feature of the African continent, its role in the diversification of animal species is not well understood. We present here a molecular phylogeny forExpand
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Universal trees based on large combined protein sequence data sets
Universal trees of life based on small-subunit (SSU) ribosomal RNA (rRNA) support the separate mono/holophyly of the domains Archaea (archaebacteria), Bacteria (eubacteria) and Eucarya (eukaryotes)Expand
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Phylogeography of a subterranean amphipod reveals cryptic diversity and dynamic evolution in extreme environments
Extreme conditions in subsurface are suspected to be responsible for morphological convergences, and so to bias biodiversity assessment. Subterranean organisms are also considered as having poorExpand
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Intragenomic heterogeneity and intergenomic recombination among haloarchaeal rRNA genes.
More than one copy of rRNA operons, which code for both the small-subunit (SSU) and large-subunit (LSU) rRNA, are often found in prokaryotes. It is generally assumed that all rRNA operons within aExpand
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