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Molecular Markers, Natural History and Evolution
Preface. Part I: Background: 1. Introduction. Why Employ Molecular Genetic Markers? Why Not Employ Molecular Genetic Markers? 2. History of Molecular Phylogenetics. Debates and Diversions fromExpand
Intraspecific Phylogeography: The Mitochondrial DNA Bridge Between Population Genetics and Systematics
1Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602; 2NMFS/ CZES, Genetics, 2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, Washington 98112; 3Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Drawer E,Expand
Phylogeography: The History and Formation of Species
Preface I. History and Conceptual Background 1. The History and Purview of Phylogeography 2. Demography-Phylogeny Connections II. Empirical Intraspecific Phylogeography 3. Lessons from Human AnalysesExpand
Microsatellite null alleles in parentage analysis
Highly polymorphic microsatellite markers are widely employed in population genetic analyses (eg, of biological parentage and mating systems), but one potential drawback is the presence of nullExpand
A comparative summary of genetic distances in the vertebrates from the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene.
Mitochondrial cytochrome b (cytb) is among the most extensively sequenced genes to date across the vertebrates. Here, we employ nearly 2,000 cytb gene sequences from GenBank to calculate and compareExpand
Speciation durations and Pleistocene effects on vertebrate phylogeography
An approach applied previously to avian biotas is extended in this paper to other vertebrate classes to evaluate Pleistocene phylogeographic effects and to estimate temporal spans of the speciationExpand
Molecular population structure and the biogeographic history of a regional fauna : a case history with lessons for conservation biology
Mitochondrial (mt) DNA data on the comparative phylogeographic patterns of 19 species of freshwater, coastal, and marine species in the southeastern U.S.A. are reviewed. Nearly all assayed speciesExpand
Phylogeography: retrospect and prospect
Phylogeography has grown explosively in the two decades since the word was coined and the discipline was outlined in 1987. Here I summarize the many achievements and novel perspectives thatExpand
Pleistocene phylogeographic effects on avian populations and the speciation process
  • J. Avise, D. Walker
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 March 1998
Pleistocene biogeographic events have traditionally been ascribed a major role in promoting speciations and in sculpting the present–day diversity and distributions of vertebrate taxa. However, thisExpand
Mitochondrial DNA evolution at a turtle's pace: evidence for low genetic variability and reduced microevolutionary rate in the Testudines.
Evidence is compiled suggesting a slowdown in mean microevolutionary rate for turtle mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Within each of six species or species complexes of Testudines, representing six generaExpand