Sympatric speciation in Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fish
A convincing case of sympatric speciation is presented in the Midas cichlid species complex (Amphilophus sp.) in a young and small volcanic crater lake in Nicaragua and it is found that the two species in Lake Apoyo are reproductively isolated and eco-morphologically distinct.
Out of Tanganyika: Genesis, explosive speciation, key-innovations and phylogeography of the haplochromine cichlid fishes
The most extensive phylogenetic and phylogeographic analysis so far that includes about 100 species and is based on about 2,000 bp of the mitochondrial DNA concludes that Lake Tanganyika is the geographic and genetic cradle of all haplochromine lineages.
Convergent Evolution within an Adaptive Radiation of Cichlid Fishes
The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation in African cichlid fish
It is concluded that a number of molecular mechanisms shaped East African cichlid genomes, and that amassing of standing variation during periods of relaxed purifying selection may have been important in facilitating subsequent evolutionary diversification.
TANDEM: integrating automated allele binning into genetics and genomics workflows
A new program for the automated binning of microsatellite allele lengths is presented to overcome problems and to facilitate high-throughput allele binning.
Lake level fluctuations synchronize genetic divergences of cichlid fishes in African lakes.
- C. Sturmbauer, S. Barić, W. Salzburger, L. Rüber, E. Verheyen
- Environmental ScienceMolecular biology and evolution
- 1 February 2001
The data suggest that the same climatic phenomenon synchronized the onset of genetic divergence of lineages in all three species flocks, such that their most recent evolutionary history seems to be linked to the same external modulators of adaptive radiation.
The performance of phylogenetic algorithms in estimating haplotype genealogies with migration
Traditional phylogenetic tree finding methods are applicable to haplotypic data and exhibit reasonable performance with respect to accuracy and robustness, and traditional phylogenetic reconstruction methods performed well.
Phylogeny of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid species flock and its relationship to the Central and East African haplochromine cichlid fish faunas.
- W. Salzburger, A. Meyer, S. Barić, E. Verheyen, C. Sturmbauer
- Biology, Environmental ScienceSystematic Biology
These findings contradict the current hypothesis that ancestral riverine haplochromines colonized Lake Tanganyika to give rise to at least part of its spectacular endemic cichlid species assemblage and instead contradict the early phases of the Tanganyikan radiation, which affected Central and East African rivers and lakes.
The interaction of sexually and naturally selected traits in the adaptive radiations of cichlid fishes
- W. Salzburger
- BiologyMolecular Ecology
- 1 January 2009
This work reviews fitness‐relevant traits that could be responsible for the cichlids’ evolutionary success and assess whether these were shaped by sexual or natural selection, and discusses what is currently known about the genes underlying the morphogenesis of adaptively relevant traits.
Origin of the Superflock of Cichlid Fishes from Lake Victoria, East Africa
A haplotype analysis shows that the most recent desiccation of Lake Victoria did not lead to a complete extinction of its endemic cichlid fauna and that the major lineage diversification took place about 100,000 years ago.