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TNT version 1.5, including a full implementation of phylogenetic morphometrics
Using algorithms described in this paper, searches for landmark data can be made tens to hundreds of times faster than it was possible before, thus making phylogenetic analysis of landmarks feasible even on standard personal computers.
Bat Systematics in the Light of Unconstrained Analyses of a Comprehensive Molecular Supermatrix
A large-scale phylogeny of bats based on unconstrained searches for a data matrix of 804 non-chimeric, taxonomically updated bat terminals yielded a highly resolved, variously supported phylogeny that recovered the majority of currently recognized clades at all levels of the chiropteran tree.
Molecular phylogeny and diversification history of Prosopis (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae)
A combined approach including molecular phylogeny, molecular dating, and character optimization analysis was applied to study Prosopis diversification and evolution, suggesting that prosopis is not a natural group.
Phylogenetic Analysis of Araucariaceae: Integrating Molecules, Morphology, and Fossils
  • I. Escapa, S. Catalano
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    International Journal of Plant Sciences
  • 9 September 2013
A strongly supported and well-resolved phylogeny of Araucariaceae that includes both living species and fossil species for the group is obtained and shows the feasibility and usefulness of phylogenetic analyses that incorporate multiple sources of evidence.
Phylogenetic morphometrics (I): the use of landmark data in a phylogenetic framework
A method for the direct use of aligned landmark data (2D or 3D coordinates of comparable points) in phylogenetic analysis is described. The approach is based on finding, for each of the landmark
Phylogenetic analysis of 73 060 taxa corroborates major eukaryotic groups
This work shows that tree‐calculation algorithms effectively retrieve phylogenetic history for very large data sets, and at the same time provides strong corroboration for the major eukaryotic lineages long recognized by taxonomists.
First phylogenetic analysis of the tribe Phyllotini (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae) combining morphological and molecular data
This is the first combined phylogenetic analysis (morphological and molecular) of phyllotines, which includes the widest taxon and character sampling to date, and retrieved Phyllotini as a monophyletic clade with a composition that matches that obtained in most other recent analyses.
Phylogenetic morphometrics (II): algorithms for landmark optimization
This paper describes algorithms for optimizing two‐ or three‐dimensional landmark data onto trees directly. The method is based on a first approximation using grids, and subsequent iterative
Simultaneously mapping and superimposing landmark configurations with parsimony as optimality criterion.
A method that merges both steps, map and align, into a single procedure that produces a multiple alignment and ancestral assignments such that the sum of the Euclidean distances between the corresponding landmarks along tree nodes is minimized.
The more, the better: the use of multiple landmark configurations to solve the phylogenetic relationships in musteloids.
A phylogenetic analysis of landmark data that combines information derived from several skeletal structures to derive a phylogenetic tree for musteloids is presented and presents several notable concordances with phylogenetic hypotheses derived from molecular data.