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THE AMPHIBIAN TREE OF LIFE
A new taxonomy of living amphibians is proposed to correct the deficiencies of the old one, based on the largest phylogenetic analysis of living Amphibia so far accomplished, and many subsidiary taxa are demonstrated to be nonmonophyletic.
Broad phylogenomic sampling improves resolution of the animal tree of life
This data reinforce several previously identified clades that split deeply in the animal tree, unambiguously resolve multiple long-standing issues for which there was strong conflicting support in earlier studies with less data, and provide molecular support for the monophyly of molluscs, a group long recognized by morphologists.
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE FROG FAMILY HYLIDAE, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HYLINAE: PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS AND TAXONOMIC REVISION
- J. Faivovich, C. Haddad, P. Garcia, D. Frost, Jonathan A. Campbell, W. Wheeler
- 27 December 2005
The present analysis indicates that Hemiphractinae are not related to the other three hylid subfamilies and are therefore removed from the family and tentatively considered a subfamily of the paraphyletic Leptodactylidae.
OPTIMIZATION ALIGNMENT: THE END OF MULTIPLE SEQUENCE ALIGNMENT IN PHYLOGENETICS?
- W. Wheeler
- 1 March 1996
A method is described to assess directly the number of DNA sequence transformations, evolutionary events, required by a phylogenetic topology without the use of multiple sequence alignment. This is…
PHYLOGENETIC SYSTEMATICS OF DART-POISON FROGS AND THEIR RELATIVES (AMPHIBIA: ATHESPHATANURA: DENDROBATIDAE)
A new, monophyletic taxonomy for dendrobatids is proposed, recognizing the inclusive clade as a superfamily (Dendrobatoidea) composed of two families (one of which is new), six subfamilies (three new), and 16 genera (four new).
Assessing the root of bilaterian animals with scalable phylogenomic methods
New sequence data and methods strongly uphold previous suggestions that Acoelomorpha is sister clade to all other bilaterian animals, find diminishing evidence for the placement of the enigmatic Xenoturbella within Deuterostomia, and place Cycliophora with Entoprocta and EctoproCTa.
The Strepsiptera problem: phylogeny of the holometabolous insect orders inferred from 18S and 28S ribosomal DNA sequences and morphology.
Phylogenetic relationships among the holometabolous insect orders were inferred from cladistic analysis of nucleotide sequences of 18S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) and 28S rDNA and morphological characters.
POY version 4: phylogenetic analysis using dynamic homologies
POY version 4 provides greater flexibility, a larger number of supported parameter sets, numerous execution time improvements, a vastly improved user interface, greater quality control, and extensive documentation.
SEQUENCE ALIGNMENT, PARAMETER SENSITIVITY, AND THE PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF MOLECULAR DATA
- W. Wheeler
- 1 September 1995
The dependence of the results of molecular phylogenetic sequence analysis (both align ment and cladogram construction) on variation in analytical parameters is examined and procedures for robust and liberal hypothesis choice are proposed using congruence as an optimality criterion.