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Molecular Ecology & Evolution: Key Publications

Barlow, A., Baker, K., Hendry, L., Peppin, T., Phelps, K.A., Tolley, C.E. and Wüster, W. (2013) Phylogeography of the widespread African puff adder (Bitis arietans) reveals multiple Pleistocene refugia in southern Africa. Molecular Ecology 22:1134-1157.

Braig, H.R. and Perotti, M.A. (2009) Carcasses and mites. Experimental and Applied Acarology 49:45-84.

Briscoe, A.G., Goodacre, S., Masta, S., Taylor, M.I., Arnedo, M.A., Penney, D., Kenny, J. and Creer, S. (2013) Can long-range PCR be used to amplify genetically divergent mitochondrial genomes for comparative phylogenetics? A case study within spiders (Arthropoda: Araneae). PLoS One (in press)

de Bruyn, M., Ruber, L., Nylinder, S., Stelbrink, S., Lovejoy, N.R., Lavoue, S., Tan, H.H., Nugroho, E., Wowor., D., Ng, P.K.L., Azizah, M.N.S., von Rintelen, T., Hall, R. and Carvalho, G.R. (2013) Paleo-drainage Basin Connectivity Predicts Evolutionary Relationships across Three Southeast Asian Biodiversity Hotspots. Systematic Biology 62:386-397.

de Bruyn, M., von Rintelen, K., von Rintelen, T., Mather, P.B. and Carvalho, G.R. (2012) Molecular biogeography and phylogeography of the freshwater fauna of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. In: Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in SouthEast Asia, Systematics Association Volume - Cambridge University Press, UK.

de Bruyn, M., Hoelzel, A.R., Carvalho, G.R. and Hofreiter, M. (2011) Faunal histories from Holocene ancient DNA. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26:405-413.

Casewell, N.R., Wüster, W., Vonk, F.J., Harrison, R.A. and Fry, B.G. (2013) Complex cocktails: the evolutionary novelty of venoms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28:219-229.

Casewell, N.R., G.A. Huttley and W. Wüster (2012) Dynamic evolution of venom proteins in squamate reptiles. Nature Communications 3:1-10.

Eales, J., R.S. Thorpe, and A. Malhotra. (2010) Colonisation history and genetic diversity: adaptive potential in early stage invasions. Molecular Ecology 19:2858–2869.

Fonseca V.G., Nichols, B., Lallias, D., Quince, C., Carvalho G.R., Power, D.M. and Creer, S. (2012) Sample richness and genetic diversity as drivers of chimera formation in nSSU metagenetic analyses. Nucleic Acids Research: doi: 10.1093/nar/gks002

Fonseca, V.G., Carvalho, G.R, Sung, W, Johnson, H.F, Power, D.M, Neill, S.P, Packer, M, Blaxter, ML, Lambshead, PJD, Thomas, WK, and Creer, S (2010) Second-generation environmental sequencing unmasks marine metazoan biodiversity. Nature Communications. DOI:

Genner, M.J. and Turner, G.F. (2012) Ancient hybridisation and phenotypic novelty within Lake Malawi’s cichlid fish radiation. Molecular Biology & Evolution 29:195-206.

Genner, M.J., Knight, M.E., Haesler, M.P. and Turner, G.F. (2010) Establishment and expansion of Lake Malawi rock fish populations after a dramatic Late Pleistocene lake level rise. Molecular Ecology 19:170-182.

Guo, P. Liu Q., Li C., Chen X, Jiang K, Wang Y.Z., Malhotra, A. (2011) Molecular phylogeography of Jerdon’s pitviper (Protobothrops jerdonii): importance of the uplift of the Tibetan plateau. Journal of Biogeography 38:2326-2336.

Joyce, D.A., Lunt, D.H., Genner, M.J., Turner, G.F., Bills, R. and Seehausen O (2011) Repeated colonization and hybridization characterize the Lake Malawi cichlids. Current Biology 21:R108-109.

Knapp, M., Horsburgh, A., Prost, S., Stanton, J., Buckley, H., Walter, R. and Matisoo-Smith, E. (2012) Complete mitochondrial genomes from the earliest New Zealanders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 109:18350-18354.

Knapp, M., Stiller, M. and Meyer, M. (2012) Generating barcoded libraries for multiplex high-throughput sequencing. In: B. Shapiro and M. Hofreiter (eds.), Ancient DNA: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology 840:155-170.

Lohman, D., de Bruyn, M., Page, T., von Rintelen, K., Hall, R., Ng, P.K.L., Shih, H-T., Carvalho, G.R. and von Rintelen, T. (2011) Biogeography of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 42:205-226.

Malhotra, A., S. Creer, C.E. Pook, R.S. Thorpe. (2010) Inclusion of nuclear intron sequence data helps to identify the Asian sister group of New World pitvipers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54:172–178.

Mašán, P., Simpson, C., Perotti, M.A. and Braig, H.R. (2012) Mites parasitic on Australasian and African spiders found in the pet trade; a redescription of Ljunghia pulleinei Womersley. PLoS ONE 7:e39019.

Pascoal, S., Carvalho, G.R., Vasieva, O., Hughes, R., Cossins, A., Fang, Y., Ashelford, K., Olohan, L., Barroso, C., Mendo, S. and Creer, S. (2013) Transcriptomics and in vivo tests reveal novel mechanisms underlying endocrine disruption in an ecological sentinel, Nucella lapillus. Molecular Ecology 22:1589-1608.

Siozios, S., Ioannidis, P., Klasson, L., Andersson, S.G.E., Braig, H.R. and Bourtzis, K. (2013) The diversity and evolution of Wolbachia ankyrin repeat domain genes. PLoS ONE 8:e55390.

Stiller, M., Baryshnikov, G., Bocherens, H., Grandal d’Anglade, A., Hilpert, B., Münzel, S.C., Pinhasi, R., Rabeder, G., Rosendahl, W., Trinkaus, E., Hofreiter, M. and Knapp, M. (2010) Withering away - 25,000 years of genetic decline preceded cave bear extinction. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27:975-978.

Surget-Groba, Y. and Thorpe, R.S. (2013) A likelihood framework analysis of an island radiation: phylogeography of the Lesser Antillean gecko Sphaerodactylus vincenti, in comparison with the anole Anolis roquetJournal of Biogeography 40:105-116.

Thorpe, R.S., Surget-Groba, Y. and Johansson, H. (2012) Quantitative traits and mode of speciation in Martinique anoles.  Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05737.x  21:5299-5308.

Thorpe, R.S., Surget-Groba, Y. and Johansson, H. (2010) Genetic Tests for Ecological and Allopatric Speciation in Anoles on an Island Archipelago. PLoS Geneicst 6:e1000929. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000929.

van Wijk, S.J., Taylor, M.I., Creer, S., Dreyer, C., Rodrigues, F.M., Ramnarine, I.W., van Oosterhout, C. and Carvalho, G.R. (2013) Experimental harvesting of fish populations drives genetically-based shifts in body size and maturation. Frontiers Ecology Environment doi:10.1890/120229