Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.05.011
Title: Does better taxon sampling help? A new phylogenetic hypothesis for Sepsidae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) based on 50 new taxa and the same old mitochondrial and nuclear markers
Authors: Zhao, L.
Annie, A.S.H.
Amrita, S.
Yi, S.K.F.
Rudolf, M. 
Keywords: Conflict
Phylogeny
Sepsidae
Taxon sampling
Issue Date: Oct-2013
Citation: Zhao, L., Annie, A.S.H., Amrita, S., Yi, S.K.F., Rudolf, M. (2013-10). Does better taxon sampling help? A new phylogenetic hypothesis for Sepsidae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) based on 50 new taxa and the same old mitochondrial and nuclear markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (1) : 153-164. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.05.011
Abstract: We here present a phylogenetic hypothesis for Sepsidae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha), a group of schizophoran flies with ca. 320 described species that is widely used in sexual selection research. The hypothesis is based on five nuclear and five mitochondrial markers totaling 8813. bp for ca. 30% of the diversity (105 sepsid taxa) and - depending on analysis - six or nine outgroup species. Maximum parsimony (MP), maximum likelihood (ML), and Bayesian inferences (BI) yield overall congruent, well-resolved, and supported trees that are largely unaffected by three different ways to partition the data in BI and ML analyses. However, there are also five areas of uncertainty that affect suprageneric relationships where different analyses yield alternate topologies and MP and ML trees have significant conflict according to Shimodaira-Hasegawa tests. Two of these were already affected by conflict in a previous analysis that was based on the same genes and a subset of 69 species. The remaining three involve newly added taxa or genera whose relationships were previously resolved with low support. We thus find that the denser taxon sample in the present analysis does not reduce the topological conflict that had been identified previously. The present study nevertheless presents a significant contribution to the understanding of sepsid relationships in that 50 additional taxa from 18 genera are added to the Tree-of-Life of Sepsidae and that the placement of most taxa is well supported and robust to different tree reconstruction techniques. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
Source Title: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/100497
ISSN: 10557903
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.05.011
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