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Refined Global Analysis of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aleyrodoidea: Aleyrodidae) Mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase 1 to Identify Species Level Genetic Boundaries
ABSTRACT Identifying species boundaries within morphologically indistinguishable cryptic species complexes is often contentious. For the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera:Expand
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Radiation of the Australian flora: what can comparisons of molecular phylogenies across multiple taxa tell us about the evolution of diversity in present-day communities?
The Australian fossil record shows that from ca. 25 Myr ago, the aseasonal-wet biome (rainforest and wet heath) gave way to the unique Australian sclerophyll biomes dominated by eucalypts, acaciasExpand
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Phylogenetic endemism: a new approach for identifying geographical concentrations of evolutionary history
We present a new, broadly applicable measure of the spatial restriction of phylogenetic diversity, termed phylogenetic endemism (PE). PE combines the widely used phylogenetic diversity and weightedExpand
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Phylogenetic biome conservatism on a global scale
How and why organisms are distributed as they are has long intrigued evolutionary biologists. The tendency for species to retain their ancestral ecology has been demonstrated in distributions onExpand
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Hypothesis testing in biogeography.
Often, biogeography is applied only as a narrative addition to phylogenetic studies and lacks scientific rigour. However, if research questions are framed as hypotheses, biogeographical scenariosExpand
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Explosive Radiation or Cryptic Mass Extinction? Interpreting Signatures in Molecular Phylogenies
  • M. Crisp, L. Cook
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 September 2009
How biodiversity is generated and maintained underlies many major questions in evolutionary biology, particularly relating to the tempo and pattern of diversification through time. MolecularExpand
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Cenozoic extinctions account for the low diversity of extant gymnosperms compared with angiosperms.
We test the widely held notion that living gymnosperms are 'ancient' and 'living fossils' by comparing them with their sister group, the angiosperms. This perception derives partly from the lack ofExpand
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Not so ancient: the extant crown group of Nothofagus represents a post-Gondwanan radiation
  • L. Cook, M. Crisp
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 7 December 2005
This study uses a molecular-dating approach to test hypotheses about the biogeography of Nothofagus. The molecular modelling suggests that the present-day subgenera and species date from a radiationExpand
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A congruent molecular signature of vicariance across multiple plant lineages.
  • M. Crisp, L. Cook
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • 1 June 2007
Explaining disjunct distributions, or why closely related organisms are often separated by apparently severe barriers such as oceans or deserts, is a great challenge for historical biogeography.Expand
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Flammable biomes dominated by eucalypts originated at the Cretaceous-Palaeogene boundary.
Fire is a major modifier of communities, but the evolutionary origins of its prevalent role in shaping current biomes are uncertain. Australia is among the most fire-prone continents, with most ofExpand
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