Douglas E. Soltis, María Claudia Segovia-Salcedo, Ingrid Jordon-Thaden, Lucas C. Majure, Nicolas M. Miles, Evgeny V. Mavrodiev, Wenbin Mei, Mark E. Mort, Pamela S. Soltis, Graham R. Jones, Thomas Marcussen, Bengt Oxelman, and Matthew A. Gitzendanner. The fate of polyploid lineages: A response to Mayrose et al. (2014). Online at: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/museum-voices/soltis-lab/2015/07/29/the-fate-of-po…ose-et-al-2014/
Mayrose et al. (2011) and Arrigo and Barker (2012) concluded that neopolyploid lineages diversify more slowly than the diploid lineages from which they arise. We expressed concerns about this statement in Soltis et al. (2014a) to which Mayrose et al. (2014) responded. This article continues the discussion. We demonstrate a statistical problem with the original analysis which has not been discussed before. We point out that restricting to cpDNA data does not resolve the reticulation issue, contrary to Mayrose et al. (2014). Furthermore, we discuss some clade-specific problems with the data set used in the original analysis.
This happened a few months ago, but just now getting around to posting the photo. This was from the after run breakfast party.
Population genetic variation, geographic structure, and multiple origins of autopolyploidy in Galax urceolataJune 19th, 2015
Nested radiations and the pulse of angiosperm diversification: increased diversification rates often follow whole genome duplicationsJune 19th, 2015
Repeated range expansions and inter-/postglacial recolonization routes of Sargentodoxa cuneata (Oliv.) Rehd. et Wils. (Lardizabalaceae) in subtropical China revealed by chloroplast phylogeographyJune 19th, 2015
Dissecting Molecular Evolution in the Highly Diverse Plant Clade Caryophyllales Using Transcriptome SequencingJune 19th, 2015
Congratulations to Jacob Landis who won the FLMNH Student Research Exhibit Best Poster award or 2014-2015! Jacob’s poster reported on the development of outreach activities working with high school students to conduct plant systematics and forensics research experiences.
Out of the Water: Origin and Diversification of the LBD Gene Family. 2015. Chanderbali, A. S., F. He, P. S. Soltis, D. E. Soltis. Molecular Biology and Evolution. Accepted manuscript available.