Michael J. Bayly

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Although temporal calibration is widely recognized as critical for obtaining accurate divergence-time estimates using molecular dating methods, few studies have evaluated the variation resulting from different calibration strategies. Depending on the information available, researchers have often used primary calibrations from the fossil record or secondary(More)
We present a phylogenetic analysis and comparison of structural features of chloroplast genomes for 39 species of the eucalypt group (genera Eucalyptus, Corymbia, Angophora, and outgroups Allosyncarpia and Stockwellia). We use 41 complete chloroplast genome sequences, adding 39 finished-quality chloroplast genomes to two previously published genomes.(More)
The alpine genus Chionohebe is one of seven genera in the southern hemisphere Hebe complex. The main aims of this study were to infer the evolutionary relationships and assess phylogeographic patterns among the six species of Chionohebe, determine the origin of the two species with trans-Tasman distributions, and test species delimitations and specimen(More)
The presence of divergent paralogues of nuclear ribosomal DNA, from the 18S-5.8S-26S cistron, is reported in members of Eucalyptus subg. Eucalyptus. These paralogues, which include non-functional pseudogenes, probably diverged prior to the differentiation of species groups in subg. Eucalyptus. When compared with presumably functional sequences, the(More)
BACKGROUND Rutaceae subfamily Rutoideae (46 genera, c. 660 species) is diverse in both rainforests and sclerophyll vegetation of Australasia. Australia and New Caledonia are centres of endemism with a number of genera and species distributed disjunctly between the two regions. Our aim was to generate a high-level molecular phylogeny for the Australasian(More)
We examined the phylogeography of three south-east Australian trees (Eucalyptus delegatensis, Eucalyptus obliqua, and Eucalyptus regnans) with different tolerances, in terms of cold, drought, fire and soil to explore whether species with different ecologies share major phylogeographic patterns. A second aim of this study was to examine geographic patterns(More)
Introgressive hybridization is increasingly recognized as having influenced the gene pools of large genera of plants, yet it is rarely invoked as an explanation for why closely related plant species do not co-occur. Here, we asked how the environment and tendency to interbreed relate to neighborhood co-occurrence patterns for Eucalyptus species in the(More)
The Gleicheniaceae are an ancient family of ferns, with three of the six extant genera occurring in New Zealand:Dicranopteris, Gleichenia, andSticherus. The biogeographic origins of this family in New Zeland are unknown, and the taxonomy ofGleichenia in particular is still unclear. To address aspects of these two issues, DNA sequences from thetrnL-trnF(More)
Halfordia F.Muell is a genus of rainforest trees or shrubs native to New Guinea, New Britain, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and eastern Australia. There is debate about the number of species that should be recognised in the genus. Four species have been named, but authors have commonly recognised only two species, and some recent treatments accept just one(More)
Correa (family Rutaceae) is a genus endemic to southern Australia, in which chloroplast introgression between species has previously been inferred. The current study aimed to document the extent of incongruence between molecular markers and taxonomy, describe patterns of geographic variation, and infer genetic and biogeographic processes important in the(More)