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Lake level fluctuations synchronize genetic divergences of cichlid fishes in African lakes.
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The data suggest that the same climatic phenomenon synchronized the onset of genetic divergence of lineages in all three species flocks, such that their most recent evolutionary history seems to be linked to the same external modulators of adaptive radiation. Expand
Evolution of miniaturization and the phylogenetic position of Paedocypris, comprising the world's smallest vertebrate
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It is concluded that the miniaturized cyprinids with remarkable morphological novelties, like Paedocypris and Danionella, are at the same time the most developmentally truncated taxa. Expand
Evolutionary and biogeographic patterns of the Badidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data.
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A substantial role of vicariant-based speciation shaping the current distribution patterns of badids is indicated, suggesting a division of the genus Badis into five species groups as suggested by a previous taxonomic revision of the Badidae. Expand
Molecular phylogenetics of Gobioidei and phylogenetic placement of European gobies.
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This study is the first to include both multiple nuclear and mitochondrial genes to reconstruct a comprehensive multilocus phylogeny of gobioids encompassing most major lineages representing the overall diversity of one of the most speciose vertebrate lineages. Expand
Molecular phylogenetics and evolutionary diversification of labyrinth fishes (Perciformes: Anabantoidei).
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This work reconstructed the first molecular-based phylogenetic hypothesis of anabantoid intrarelationships using both mitochondrial and nuclear nucleotide sequence data and concluded that brood care evolved three times independently from an ancestral free spawning condition without parental care. Expand
RAPID SPECIATION AND ECOLOGICAL DIVERGENCE IN THE AMERICAN SEVEN‐SPINED GOBIES (GOBIIDAE, GOBIOSOMATINI) INFERRED FROM A MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY
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It is found that subsequent diversification is triggered by behavior and niche specializations at least in the reef‐associated clades, and emphasize the importance of ecology in marine speciation. Expand
Signature of an early genetic bottleneck in a population of Moroccan sardines (Sardina pilchardus).
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Surprisingly, the population of Safi showed strong and statistically significant levels of genetic differentiation that could be related with isolation and genetic drift, and mismatch distribution analysis showed that sardine populations are expanding since the Pleistocene. Expand
Replicated evolution of trophic specializations in an endemic cichlid fish lineage from Lake Tanganyika.
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The authors' results indicate multiple independent origins of similar trophic specializations in these cichlids, and a pattern of repeated divergent morphological evolution becomes apparent when the phylogeography of the mitochondrial haplotypes is analyzed in the context of the geological and paleoclimatological history of Lake Tanganyika. Expand
RAPID SPECIATION AND ECOLOGICAL DIVERGENCE IN THE AMERICAN SEVEN-SPINED GOBIES (GOBIIDAE, GOBIOSOMATINI) INFERRED FROM A MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY
Abstract The American seven-spined gobies (Gobiidae, Gobiosomatini) are highly diverse both in morphology and ecology with many endemics in the Caribbean region. We have reconstructed a molecularExpand
Effect of taxon sampling on recovering the phylogeny of squamate reptiles based on complete mitochondrial genome and nuclear gene sequence data.
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The newly reconstructed phylogeny of squamates does not support the Iguania-Scleroglossa split, and the monophyly of Scincomorpha, Amphisbaenia, and Anguimorpha is recovered. Expand
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