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A Phylogenomic Study of Birds Reveals Their Evolutionary History
Deep avian evolutionary relationships have been difficult to resolve as a result of a putative explosive radiation. Our study examined ∼32 kilobases of aligned nuclear DNA sequences from 19Expand
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Why Do Phylogenomic Data Sets Yield Conflicting Trees? Data Type Influences the Avian Tree of Life more than Taxon Sampling
&NA; Phylogenomics, the use of large‐scale data matrices in phylogenetic analyses, has been viewed as the ultimate solution to the problem of resolving difficult nodes in the tree of life. However,Expand
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Phylogenomic evidence for multiple losses of flight in ratite birds
Ratites (ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries, and kiwis) are large, flightless birds that have long fascinated biologists. Their current distribution on isolated southern land masses is believed toExpand
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A well-tested set of primers to amplify regions spread across the avian genome.
1. IntroductionDNA markers have been used to examine a broad range ofbiological problems, including those in phylogen etics, populationgenetics and the identiÞcatio n of individuals. Nuclear lociExpand
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Parsimony and Model-Based Analyses of Indels in Avian Nuclear Genes Reveal Congruent and Incongruent Phylogenetic Signals
Insertion/deletion (indel) mutations, which are represented by gaps in multiple sequence alignments, have been used to examine phylogenetic hypotheses for some time. However, most analyses combineExpand
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Homoplastic microinversions and the avian tree of life
BackgroundMicroinversions are cytologically undetectable inversions of DNA sequences that accumulate slowly in genomes. Like many other rare genomic changes (RGCs), microinversions are thought to beExpand
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Are transposable element insertions homoplasy free?: an examination using the avian tree of life.
Are Transposable Element Insertions Homoplasy Free?: An Examination Using the Avian Tree of Life KIN-LAN HAN1,2,3,∗, EDWARD L. BRAUN1, REBECCA T. KIMBALL1, SUSHMA REDDY4,5, RAURI C. K. BOWIE6,7,Expand
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A multi-gene estimate of phylogeny in the nightjars and nighthawks (Caprimulgidae).
Caprimulgidae is a cosmopolitan family of nocturnal and crepuscular insectivorous birds comprising the nightjars, nighthawks, and relatives. Sexual selection and convergence or parallelism in plumageExpand
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Uncommon Levels of Relatedness and Parentage in a Cooperatively Breeding Bird, the Brown-Headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)
ABSTRACT Cooperatively breeding birds employ a variety of mating strategies, and we do not fully understand breeding group structure and the range of reproductive strategies used by group members. WeExpand
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