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Multilocus Species Delimitation in a Complex of Morphologically Conserved Trapdoor Spiders (Mygalomorphae, Antrodiaetidae, Aliatypus)

Satler, Jordan D., Carstens, Brian C., and Marshal Hedin. 2013. Multilocus species delimitation in a complex of morphologically conserved trapdoor spiders (Mygalomorphae, Antrodiaetidae, Aliatypus). Systematic Biology 62:805-813. This paper sets out to delimit species within the Aliatypus thompsonii (sensu lato) … Continue reading

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Honest Abe Linkem a.k.a Alexander

Congrats to Charles and Gabrielle on the arrival of Alexander “Honest Abe” Linkem. Alexander is the first official lab baby. Not that he was conceived in the lab (to our knowledge). More babies are on the way! Check back in … Continue reading

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An empirical comparison of character-based and coalescent-based approaches to species delimitation in a young avian complex

Bailey D McKay, Herman L Mays Jr, Yuchun Wu, Hui Li, Cheng-Te Yao, Isao Nishiumi, and Fasheng Zou. 2013. An empirical comparison of character-based and coalescent-based approaches to species delimitation in a young avian complex.¬†Molecular Ecology 22: 4943-4957. This study … Continue reading

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RADseq Underestimates Diversity and Introduces Genealogical Biases Due to Nonrandom Haplotype Sampling

Arnold, B, R.B. Corbett-Detig, D. Hartl, and K Bomblies. 2013. RADseq underestimates diversity and introduces genealogical biases due to nonrandom haplotype sampling. Molecular Ecology 22:3179-3190. Researchers are collecting RADseq dataset to answer an array of difficult population genetic questions in … Continue reading

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New Species Tree Sampling Design Study

Rebecca Harris has a new paper in the journal Evolution on the influence of sampling design on species tree inference. The paper also has a new phylogeny for New World Chickadees. Link to article.

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