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Hylid frog phylogeny and sampling strategies for speciose clades.
How should characters and taxa be sampled to resolve efficiently the phylogeny of ancient and highly speciose groups? We addressed this question empirically in the treefrog family Hylidae, whichExpand
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Seed plant phylogeny inferred from all three plant genomes: monophyly of extant gymnosperms and origin of Gnetales from conifers.
Phylogenetic relationships among the five groups of extant seed plants are presently quite unclear. For example, morphological studies consistently identify the Gnetales as the extant sister group toExpand
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Bayesian mixed models and the phylogeny of pitvipers (Viperidae: Serpentes).
The subfamily Crotalinae (pitvipers) contains over 190 species of venomous snakes distributed in both the Old and New World. We incorporated an extensive sampling of taxa (including 28 of 29 genera),Expand
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Data partitions and complex models in Bayesian analysis: the phylogeny of Gymnophthalmid lizards.
Phylogenetic studies incorporating multiple loci, and multiple genomes, are becoming increasingly common. Coincident with this trend in genetic sampling, model-based likelihood techniques includingExpand
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Comparative phylogeography of pitvipers suggests a consensus of ancient Middle American highland biogeography
Aim  We used inferences of phylogenetic relationships and divergence times for three lineages of highland pitvipers to identify broad-scale historical events that have shaped the evolutionary historyExpand
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Phylogeographic structure and historical demography of the western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox): A perspective on North American desert biogeography.
The western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) is a prominent member of North American desert and semi-arid ecosystems, and its importance extends from its impact on the region's ecology andExpand
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Using regional comparative phylogeographic data from snake lineages to infer historical processes in Middle America
Understanding how historical processes have either similarly, or differentially, shaped the evolution of lineages or biotic assemblages is important for a broad spectrum of fields. Gaining suchExpand
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Multiple major increases and decreases in mitochondrial substitution rates in the plant family Geraniaceae
BackgroundRates of synonymous nucleotide substitutions are, in general, exceptionally low in plant mitochondrial genomes, several times lower than in chloroplast genomes, 10–20 times lower than inExpand
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Molecular Systematics and Biogeographical History of Pitvipers as Determined by Mitochondrial Ribosomal DNA Sequences
Systematics of the snake subfamily Crotalinae (Serpentes: Viperidae) were investigated by means of mtDNA (12S and 16S rDNA sequences); 45 species, which included all genera, were sequenced andExpand
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Multigene phylogeny of land plants with special reference to bryophytes and the earliest land plants.
A widely held view of land plant relationships places liverworts as the first branch of the land plant tree, whereas some molecular analyses and a cladistic study of morphological characters indicateExpand
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