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Target Capture and Massively Parallel Sequencing of Ultraconserved Elements for Comparative Studies at Shallow Evolutionary Timescales

Smith, BT, Harvey, MG, Faircloth, BC, Glenn, TC, and RT Brumfield. 2013. Target Capture and Massively Parallel Sequencing of Ultraconserved Elements for Comparative Studies at Shallow Evolutionary Timescales. Systematic Biology. In press. This is the first paper out using ultraconserved elements … Continue reading

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Phylogenetic Estimates of Speciation and Extinction Rates for Testing Ecological and Evolutionary Hypotheses

Pyron R. A. and Burbrink F.T. 2013. Phylogenetic estimates of speciation and extinction rates for testing ecological and evolutionary hypotheses. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. In press. In this paper, the authors discussed the use of phylogenies for estimating speciation … Continue reading

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Macroevolutionary Speciation Rates are Decoupled from the Evolution of Intrinsic Reproductive Isolation in Drosophila and Birds

Rabosky D.L., Matute D.R. 2013. Macroevolutionary speciation rates are decoupled from the evolution of intrinsic reproductive isolation in Drosophila and birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1305529110. This Daniel-and-Daniel production addresses a long-standing issue regarding the suspected correlation between … Continue reading

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Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Fruit Doves (Aves: Columbidae)

Cibois, A., Thibault, J. C., Bonillo, C., Filardi, C. E., Watling, D., & Pasquet, E. (2013). Phylogeny and biogeography of the fruit doves (Aves: Columbidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.08.019 This paper recovers a robust phylogeny using both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA, … Continue reading

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Origin and Diversification of the California Flora: Re-examining Classic Hypotheses with Molecular Phylogenies

Lancaster, L.T. and Kay, K.M. 2013. Origin and Diversification of the California Flora: Re-examining Classic Hypotheses with Molecular Phylogenies. Evolution 67: 1041-1053. Do you love biodiversity?  The diverse and beautiful California landscape?  Angiosperm phylogenies?  Then this paper is for you.  … Continue reading

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