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The identity, distribution, and impacts of non-native apple snails in the continental United States
BackgroundSince the mid 1990s populations of non-native apple snails (Ampullariidae) have been discovered with increasing frequency in the continental United States. Given the dramatic effects thatExpand
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Deducing the pattern of arthropod phytogeny from mitochondrial DNA rearrangements
THE origins of arthropods and the phylogenetic relationships among their three major living groups (atelocerates, crustaceans and chelicerates) are vigorously contended. To help resolve this, weExpand
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EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF NORTHERN HEMISPHERE NUCELLA (GASTROPODA, MURICIDAE): MOLECULAR, MORPHOLOGICAL, ECOLOGICAL, AND PALEONTOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
By combining data from a variety of sources we explore patterns of evolution and speciation in Nucella, a widely studied genus of shallow‐water marine neogastropods. We present a hypothesis ofExpand
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A phylogenetic backbone for Bivalvia: an RNA-seq approach
Bivalves are an ancient and ubiquitous group of aquatic invertebrates with an estimated 10 000–20 000 living species. They are economically significant as a human food source, and ecologicallyExpand
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Developing model systems for molecular biogeography: Vicariance and interchange in marine invertebrates
Inference of shared history, based on congruence between the topological structure of cladograms for lineages, and the geographic distributions of lineages is becoming increasingly important toExpand
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Investigating the Bivalve Tree of Life – an exemplar-based approach combining molecular and novel morphological characters
Abstract. To re-evaluate the relationships of the major bivalve lineages, we amassed detailed morpho-anatomical, ultrastructural and molecular sequence data for a targeted selection of exemplarExpand
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Beyond area relationships: Extinction and recolonization in molecular marine biogeography
In vicariance biogeography, the traditional focus on solely determining area relationships can obscure biologically interesting complexity. Even in the case of neighboring sister areas, the rise andExpand
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Sessile snails, dynamic genomes: gene rearrangements within the mitochondrial genome of a family of caenogastropod molluscs
BackgroundWidespread sampling of vertebrates, which comprise the majority of published animal mitochondrial genomes, has led to the view that mitochondrial gene rearrangements are relatively rare,Expand
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Choosing the best genes for the job: the case for stationary genes in genome-scale phylogenetics.
The advent of genomics has fueled optimism for improvement in the reliability and accuracy of phylogenetic trees. An implicit assumption is that there will be an inexorable improvement inExpand
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Changing identities: tRNA duplication and remolding within animal mitochondrial genomes
Although the majority of metazoan mitochondrial genomes (mtDNAs) contain the same 37 genes, including 22 encoding transfer RNAs (tRNAs), the recognition of orthologs is not always straightforward.Expand
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