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A DNA Sequence–Based Approach To the Identification of Shark and Ray Species and Its Implications for Global Elasmobranch Diversity and Parasitology
Abstract In an effort to provide a framework for the accurate identification of elasmobranchs, driven in large part by the needs of parasitological studies, a comprehensive survey of DNA sequencesExpand
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Elasmobranch Phylogeny: A Mitochondrial Estimate Based on 595 Species
Interest in elasmobranch biodiversity and taxonomy has grown in recent years, catalyzed primarily by four influences: (1) the large number of new species that have been described over the past 30Expand
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Rates of mitochondrial DNA evolution in sharks are slow compared with mammals
THE rate of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) evolution has been carefully calibrated only in primates1. Similarity between the primate calibration and rates estimated for other vertebrates2–4 has led toExpand
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Body plan convergence in the evolution of skates and rays (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea).
Skates, rays and allies (Batoidea) comprise more than half of the species diversity and much of the morphological disparity among chondrichthyan fishes, the sister group to all other jawedExpand
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Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of turtles.
Turtles are one of Earth's most instantly recognizable life forms, distinguished for over 200 million years in the fossil record. Even so, key nodes in the phylogeny of turtles remain uncertain. ToExpand
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Species delineation and global population structure of Critically Endangered sawfishes (Pristidae)
Sawfishes are among the most endangered of all elasmobranch species, a factor fostering considerable worldwide interest in the conservation of these animals. However, conservation efforts have beenExpand
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The Effect of Taxon Sampling on Estimating Rate Heterogeneity Parameters of Maximum-Likelihood Models
As maximum-likelihood approaches to the study of molecular systematics and evolution become both more flexible and more accessible, the importance of understanding the statistical properties ofExpand
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Capturing protein-coding genes across highly divergent species.
DNA hybridization capture combined with next generation sequencing can be used to determine the sequences of hundreds of target genes across hundreds of individuals in a single experiment. However,Expand
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CHAPTER 13 – Interrelationships of Lamniform Sharks: Testing Phylogenetic Hypotheses with Sequence Data
This chapter reviews the interrelationships of Lamniform sharks species highlighting the test results of phylogenetic hypotheses with sequence data. In the past decade, much has been made of theExpand
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