Bayesian mixed models and the phylogeny of pitvipers (Viperidae: Serpentes).

  title={Bayesian mixed models and the phylogeny of pitvipers (Viperidae: Serpentes).},
  author={Todd A. Castoe and Christopher L Parkinson},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  volume={39 1},
The subfamily Crotalinae (pitvipers) contains over 190 species of venomous snakes distributed in both the Old and New World. We incorporated an extensive sampling of taxa (including 28 of 29 genera), and sequences of four mitochondrial gene fragments (2.3kb) per individual, to estimate the phylogeny of pitvipers based on maximum parsimony and Bayesian phylogenetic methods. Our Bayesian analyses incorporated complex mixed models of nucleotide evolution that allocated independent models to… CONTINUE READING
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