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Corroboration among Data Sets in Simultaneous Analysis: Hidden Support for Phylogenetic Relationships among Higher Level Artiodactyl Taxa
In the taxonomic congruence approach to systematics, data sets are analyzed separately, and corroboration among data sets is indicated by replicated components in topologies derived from the separate
Polytene Chromosomal Maps of 11 Drosophila Species: The Order of Genomic Scaffolds Inferred From Genetic and Physical Maps
The sequencing of the 12 genomes of members of the genus Drosophila was taken as an opportunity to reevaluate the genetic and physical maps for 11 of the species, in part to aid in the mapping of
Estimating Divergence Dates and Substitution Rates in the Drosophila Phylogeny
This study uses new sequence data from seven species of Hawaiian Drosophila to examine a range of explicit coalescent models and estimate substitution rates, and finds that Hawaiian-calibrated dates are extremely sensitive to model choice and give rise to point estimates that range between 26 and 192 Ma, depending on the details of the model.
Monophyly, divergence times, and evolution of host plant use inferred from a revised phylogeny of the Drosophila repleta species group.
Character mapping of patterns of host plant use showed that flat leaf Opuntia use is common throughout the phylogeny and that shifts in host use fromOpuntia to the more chemically complex columnar cacti occurred several times independently during the history of this group.
Phylogeny of Drosophilinae (Diptera: Drosophilidae), with comments on combined analysis and character support.
The combined analysis cladogram phylogeny reflects the catch-all designation that the name Drosophila has become, in that the cladogram does not support the monophyly of either the genus or subgenus Drosphila.
A review of the endemic Hawaiian Drosophilidae and their host plants
The known ecological associations of 326 species of endemic Hawaiian Drosophilidae are examined in light of the phylogenetic relationships of these species to suggest that the long-accepted belief of strict ecological specialization in this group does not hold for all taxa.
Phylogeny and age of diversification of the planitibia species group of the Hawaiian Drosophila.
A molecular phylogenetic hypothesis is presented of all 17 taxa in the planitibia group based on nucleotide sequences from two mitochondrial and four nuclear loci, accounting for over 4kb of sequence per taxon, that suggests that the basal diversification within this group predates the oldest high island of Kauai.
The genus Drosophila as a model for testing tree- and character-based methods of species identification using DNA barcoding.
Analysis of COI sequences belonging to 68 species belonging to Drosophila and its allied genus Zaprionus showed that characters performed better than other approaches in the cases of paraphyletic species, but all methods failed in the case of polyphyletic Species.
Life history variation
This chapter provides development times for a large number of the species maintained in the Tucson Drosophila Species Stock Center. For a subset of these species, it also provides the ages at which
Phylogenetic and ecological relationships of the Hawaiian Drosophila inferred by mitochondrial DNA analysis.
A phylogeny of the Hawaiian Drosophilidae is presented, suggesting that the ancestor of this group may have used rotting bark as a primary oviposition substrate and the picture wing and modified mouthpart species may actually occupy a basal position in the phylogeny.