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Hermaphroditic plants experience inbreeding through both self-fertilization and bi-parental inbreeding. Therefore, many plant species have evolved either heteromorphic (morphology-based) or homomorphic (molecular-based) self-incompatibility (SI) systems. These...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3042v1
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The invasion of the western Atlantic Ocean by the Indo-Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) has had devastating consequences for marine ecosystems. Estimating the number of colonizing lionfish can be useful in identifying the introduction pathway and can inform...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3033v1
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The Early to Late Oligocene Propalaeocastor is the earliest known beaver genus from Eurasia. Although many species of this genus have been described, these species are defined based on very fragmentary specimens. Propalaeocastor irtyshensis from the Early Oligocene...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2926v1
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Based on sequence data from the nuclear ITS and four cpDNA regions (matK, trnH-psbA, trnL-trnF, rbcL), phylogeny of the tribe Thermopsideae was inferred. Our analyses supported this tribe being merged into a monophyletic Sophoreae in a broad sense, with exclusion...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2757v1
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Background. The Balkans are a major biodiversity and endemism hotspot, worldwide. Among the freshwater biota, amphipods are known for their high cryptic diversity. However, little is known about the temporal and paleogeographic aspects of their evolutionary history....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2741v1
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Background. Australian scorpions have received far less attention from researchers than their overseas counterparts. Here we provide the first insight into the molecular variation and evolutionary history of the endemic Australian scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi....

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2541v1
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Reconstructing the timescale of the Tree of Life is one of the principal aims of evolutionary biology. This has been greatly aided by the development of the molecular clock, which enables evolutionary timescales to be estimated from genetic data. In recent years,...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2403v1
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Population outbreaks of the corallivorous crown-of-thorns seastar (COTS), Acanthaster ‘planci’ L., are among the most important biological disturbances of tropical coral reefs. Over the past 50 years, several devastating outbreaks have been documented around Guam,...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1167v3
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The subfamily Lamioideae (Lamiaceae) comprises ten tribes, of which only Stachydeae and Synandreae include New World members. Previous studies have investigated the phylogenetic relationships among the members of Synandreae based on plastid and nuclear ribosomal...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1725v1
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Nucleotide sequences from the plastome are currently the main source for assessing taxonomic and phylogenetic relationships in flowering plants and their historical biogeography at all hierarchical levels. One exception is the large and economically important genus...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1615v1
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The molecular phylogeny of the Atlanto-Mediterranean species of the genus Felimare, particularly those attributed to the species F. picta, was inferred using two mitochondrial markers (16S and COI). A recent revision of the Chromodorididae clarified the taxonomic...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1420v1
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Geographical patterns in body size have been described across a wide range of species, leading to the development of a series of fundamental biological rules. However, shape variables are less well-described despite having substantial consequences for organismal...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.998v1
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Triassic vertebrate tracks are known from the beginning of the 19th century and have a worldwide distribution. Several Triassic track ichnoassemblages and ichnotaxa have a restricted stratigraphic range and are useful in biochronology and biostratigraphy. The record...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.933v1
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Silene ciliata Pourr. (Caryophyllaceae) is a species with a highly disjunct distribution that inhabits the alpine mountains of the Mediterranean Basin. We investigated the phylogeny and phylogeography of the species in an attempt to a) clarify the long suggested...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.889v1
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The Kayenta Formation has yielded numerous tetrapod fossils, including, amphibians, theropods, prosauropods, ornithischians, crocodylomorphs, sphenodonts, tritylodonts, pterosaurs, turtles, and rare mammals. Despite the phylogenetic diversity of the preserved animals,...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.848v1
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