Molecular Evidence on the Evolutionary and Biogeographical Patterns of European Cyprinids
The existence of a Mediterranean realm independent of the central European route seems plausible based on the molecular evidence, and the new biogeographical scenario proposed here might apply to other primary freshwater European animals with low dispersal abilities, including fish, amphibians, and invertebrates.
Phylogenetic relationships and biogeographical patterns in Circum-Mediterranean subfamily Leuciscinae (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) inferred from both mitochondrial and nuclear data
This paper constitutes the first attempt at deciphering the mitochondrial and nuclear relationships of Mediterranean leuciscins but also a test of biogeographical hypotheses that could have determined the current distribution of Circum-Mediterranean leucISCins.
Evidence of a cenozoic Betic-Kabilian connection based on freshwater fish phylogeography (Luciobarbus, Cyprinidae).
The phylogenetic relationships among 26 species of the subgenus Luciobarbus were examined through comparison of the complete sequence of the mitochondrial genes ATPase 6 and 8 and cytochrome b, indicating a closer relationship among species inhabiting Caucasian, Greek, and North African areas than between the latter and those of the Iberian region.
Evolutionary history of the genus Rhamdia (Teleostei: Pimelodidae) in Central America.
The molecular systematics and biogeography of the European cobitids based on mitochondrial DNA sequences.
The mtDNA-based phylogeny for the genus Cobitis provides the first formal hypothesis for the group and permits a phylogenetic-based assessment of the morphological transitions demonstrated by Canestrini's scale, confirming the monophyly of the genus and indicating that European Cobitis comprise six evolutionarily independent lineages.
Evolutionary history and speciation modes in the cyprinid genus Barbus
The relationships between the proposed lineages show that genome duplication may be considered as a homoplasic character since it must have occurred over at least three independent periods and/or in three independent areas, and the possible saltational evolutionary model for the polyploid species examined here was found that, although feasible at the nuclear level, the mitochondrial markers looked at do not appear to have undergone this type of evolution.
Evolutionary history of the fish genus Astyanax Baird & Girard (1854) (Actinopterygii, Characidae) in Mesoamerica reveals multiple morphological homoplasies
- C. P. Ornelas‐García, O. Domínguez‐Domínguez, I. Doadrio
- BiologyBMC Evolutionary Biology
- 22 December 2008
The results support multiple, independent origins of morphological traits in Astyanax, whereby the morphotype associated with Bramocharax represents a recurrent trophic adaptation.
Phylogenetic relationships of Iberian cyprinids: systematic and biogeographical implications
The phylogenetic relationships among all Iberian endemic cyprinids were inferred using the complete nucleotide sequence of the cytochrome b gene, and the traditional division of the Cyprinidae into two subfamilies: Cypr ininae and Leuciscinae was supported.
Re-examination and phylogeny of the genus Chondrostoma based on mitochondrial and nuclear data and the definition of 5 new genera.