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ENSO Drove 2500-Year Collapse of Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs
A 6000-year record captures the influence of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation on coral reefs off the coast of Panama and shows that reef ecosystems in the tropical eastern Pacific collapsed for 2500 years, representing as much as 40% of their history.
A Phylogenomic Solution to the Origin of Insects by Resolving Crustacean-Hexapod Relationships
Revisiting metazoan phylogeny with genomic sampling of all phyla
The first attempt to investigate animal relationships using genome-scale data from all phyla is presented, and matrix construction with an eye towards testing specific relationships is explored, showing that Lophotrochozoa can be constructed in strongly conflicting ways using different taxon- and/or orthologue sets.
Population Genetics of an Ecosystem-Defining Reef Coral Pocillopora damicornis in the Tropical Eastern Pacific
It is suggested that gene flow is limited in TEP P. damicornis populations, particularly among regions, but even over meter scales within populations.
Interspecific hybridization and restricted trans‐Pacific gene flow in the Tropical Eastern Pacific Pocillopora
The results suggest that Eastern Pacific corals exist in relative isolation from their Central Pacific counterparts and interact with each other differently via hybridization, as well as providing preliminary evidence that trans‐Pacific gene flow in P. damicornis between the Central and Eastern Pacific is restricted.
Trans-Pacific RAD-Seq population genomics confirms introgressive hybridization in Eastern Pacific Pocillopora corals.
A family-level Tree of Life for bivalves based on a Sanger-sequencing approach.
Mixed asexual and sexual reproduction in the Indo-Pacific reef coral Pocillopora damicornis
Using microsatellite data from over 580 larvae from 13 colonies, it is demonstrated that P. damicornis displays a mixed reproductive strategy where sexual and asexual larvae are produced simultaneously within the same colony.
Genetic differentiation in mountain-dwelling clam shrimp, Paralimnadia (Crustacea : Branchiopoda : Spinicaudata), in eastern Australia
- M. Schwentner, G. Giribet, David J. Combosch, B. Timms
- Environmental Science, BiologyInvertebrate Systematics
- 10 February 2020
High levels of population differentiation indicated by ddRAD analyses between nearby populations within putative species suggest that gene flow is limited, even between populations separated only by a few kilometres, which may lead to fast population differentiation, which in turn might drive speciation.
Genomic signatures of evolution in Nautilus—An endangered living fossil
- David J. Combosch, S. Lemer, P. Ward, N. Landman, G. Giribet
- Biology, Environmental ScienceMolecular ecology
- 5 September 2017
Investigating three major aspects of the evolutionary history of living fossils: cryptic speciation, population genetics and effective population sizes, using members of the genera Nautilus and Allonautilus as classic examples of true living fossils reveals significant genome‐wide and locus‐specific signatures of selection between species and differentiated populations.