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Lake level fluctuations synchronize genetic divergences of cichlid fishes in African lakes.
- C. Sturmbauer, S. Baric, W. Salzburger, L. Rüber, E. Verheyen
- Environmental ScienceMolecular biology and evolution
- 1 February 2001
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.
Evolution of miniaturization and the phylogenetic position of Paedocypris, comprising the world's smallest vertebrate
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.
Molecular phylogenetics of Gobioidei and phylogenetic placement of European gobies.
Evolutionary and biogeographic patterns of the Badidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data.
RAPID SPECIATION AND ECOLOGICAL DIVERGENCE IN THE AMERICAN SEVEN‐SPINED GOBIES (GOBIIDAE, GOBIOSOMATINI) INFERRED FROM A MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY
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.
Molecular phylogenetics and evolutionary diversification of labyrinth fishes (Perciformes: Anabantoidei).
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.
Signature of an early genetic bottleneck in a population of Moroccan sardines (Sardina pilchardus).
Replicated evolution of trophic specializations in an endemic cichlid fish lineage from Lake Tanganyika.
- L. Rüber, E. Verheyen, A. Meyer
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 31 August 1999
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.
Effect of taxon sampling on recovering the phylogeny of squamate reptiles based on complete mitochondrial genome and nuclear gene sequence data.
Population structure in two sympatric species of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid tribe Eretmodini: evidence for introgression
The data suggest that both Tanganicodus and Eretmodus are reproductively isolated at present time and are more likely to be a consequence of asymmetric introgression than of shared ancestral polymorphism.