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A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity
Our growing awareness of the microbial world’s importance and diversity contrasts starkly with our limited understanding of its fundamental structure. Despite recent advances in DNA sequencing, aExpand
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Morphological innovation, diversification and invasion of a new adaptive zone
How ecological opportunity relates to diversification is a central question in evolutionary biology. However, there are few empirical examples of how ecological opportunity and morphologicalExpand
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Bats (Chiroptera: Noctilionoidea) Challenge a Recent Origin of Extant Neotropical Diversity.
The mechanisms underlying the high extant biodiversity in the Neotropics have been controversial since the 19th century. Support for the influence of period-specific changes on diversification oftenExpand
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Phylogeny and biogeography of Caribbean mammals
Vicariance and dispersal hypotheses have been proposed over the last two hundred years to explain the distribution, diversity, and faunal composition of the Caribbean biota. Despite great advances inExpand
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Integrating incomplete fossils by isolating conflicting signal in saturated and non-independent morphological characters.
Morphological characters are indispensable in phylogenetic analyses for understanding the pattern, process, and tempo of evolution. If characters are independent and free of systematic errors, thenExpand
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Exploring population genetic structure in three species of Lesser Antillean bats
We explore population genetic structure in phyllostomid bats (Ardops nichollsi, Brachyphylla cavernarum and Artibeus jamaicensis) from the northern Lesser Antilles by investigating the degree toExpand
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The Nature and Dynamics of Bacterial Genomes
Though generally small and gene rich, bacterial genomes are constantly subjected to both mutational and population-level processes that operate to increase amounts of functionless DNA. As a result,Expand
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Saturation and base composition bias explain phylogenomic conflict in Plasmodium.
Despite recent genome-based advances in understanding Plasmodium molecular evolution and its relationship to disease mechanisms and potential drug development, the phylogenetics of the group isExpand
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Phylogeny and Divergence Times of Lemurs Inferred with Recent and Ancient Fossils in the Tree.
Paleontological and neontological systematics seek to answer evolutionary questions with different data sets. Phylogenies inferred for combined extant and extinct taxa provide novel insights into theExpand
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Understanding phylogenetic incongruence: lessons from phyllostomid bats
All characters and trait systems in an organism share a common evolutionary history that can be estimated using phylogenetic methods. However, differential rates of change and the evolutionaryExpand
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