Phylogeography and population structure of the Atlantic and Mediterranean green turtle Chelonia mydas: a mitochondrial DNA control region sequence assessment
- S. Encalada, P. N. Lahanas, K. Bjorndal, A. Bolten, M. Miyamoto, B. Bowen
- Biology, Environmental ScienceMolecular Ecology
- 1 August 1996
The sequence data provide higher resolution both in terms of the number of mtDNA genotype variants and the phylogeographic relationships detected within the Atlantic region, and reveal a gene genealogy that distinguishes two groups of haplotypes corresponding to the western Caribbean and Mediterranean, and (ii) eastern Caribbean, South Atlantic and West Africa.
Discriminating between phylogenetic signal and random noise in DNA sequences
Molecular and Morphological Supertrees for Eutherian (Placental) Mammals
The authors' combined and separate supertrees largely support the same suprafamilial taxa and orders, but different interordinal clades, which reinforce the continuing contributions of morphological studies, while highlighting the growing influence of molecular information on the field.
Mutation rate variation in multicellular eukaryotes: causes and consequences
Several disparate lines of theoretical and empirical inquiry are integrated into a unified framework to guide future studies that are aimed at understanding why and how mutation rates evolve in multicellular species.
TESTING SPECIES PHYLOGENIES AND PHYLOGENETIC METHODS WITH CONGRUENCE
A combination of testing with the well-supported trees of natural groups, with simulations, and with those laboratory and domesticated taxa with known phylogenies is most likely to prove effective in establishing the strengths, weaknesses, and assump tions of different phylogenetic methods.
Phylogenetic relations of humans and African apes from DNA sequences in the psi eta-globin region.
Phylogenetic analysis of nucleotide sequences from the psi eta-globin locus in Pan troglodytes, gorilla, and Pongo pygmaeus indicated that human and chimpanzee are more closely related to each other than either is to gorilla and that the slowdown in the rate of sequence evolution evident in higher primates is especially pronounced in humans.
Genetic composition of a green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding ground population: evidence for multiple origins
Evidence from genetic markers, haplotype frequencies, and maximum likelihood analyses are concordant in indicating that multiple colonies contribute to the Bahamian FG population, which supports a life-cycle model in which individuals become pooled in post-hatchling and juvenile habitats as a consequence of ocean currents and movement among FGs.
A Three-Stage Colonization Model for the Peopling of the Americas
A model for the peopling of the New World in which Amerind ancestors diverged from the Asian gene pool prior to 40,000 years ago and experienced a gradual population expansion as they moved into Beringia is supported.
DNA systematics and evolution of the artiodactyl family Bovidae.
- M. Allard, M. Miyamoto, L. Jarecki, F. Kraus, M. Tennant
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 1 May 1992
These sequence comparisons suggest that most bovid tribes originated early in the Miocene with all extant lineages present by approximately 16-17 million years ago, and provide an example of rapid cladogenesis, following the origin of families in the infraorder Pecora.
Phylogeny and evolution of antlered deer determined from mitochondrial DNA sequences.
Mitochondrial DNA sequences of both ribosomal RNA genes and three adjacent transfer RNA genes were obtained for the three extant subfamilies of antlered deer (Cervinae, Muntiacinae, and Odocoileinae)…